I am not from Texas, but consider me your friend.
My honest recommendation for you, is to join some sort of group in your community-a group where you will find people that you have something in common with.
It can be as simple as signing up for a yoga class, dance class, cake decorating or floral arranging course (often they have info like this at hobby/craft stores) or what have you.
You can even put up a flyer in stores that have bulletin boards saying that you want to start a walking group for women in your neighborhood!
I find that it is easy to make friends when you start with a common interest!