First Welcome to Texas,
I learned to sail in North Texas and currently sail out of Kemah
. Texhoma is a fairly large lake. A lot of the traffic will be smaller fishing
boats and nothing commercial
that I can remember. I have a friend who kept a Vagabond 42 on the lake and there are some fairly large sailboats there. Remember the water level in the lake can change greatly depending on the weather
in the area. Also keep in mind that where you live and work in the Dallas/Ft Worth area may add as much as an hour and a half to your Friday evening commute to the lake (or Kemah).
Kemah/Galveston bay is a large yachting center. There are a lot of fun things to do and you have access to the coast. A few years ago a ballot initiative failed that would have allowed casino gambling in the area. Some local business groups had invested heavily in the area in anticipation and when the initiative failed they created a sort of amusement park at the opening of Clear Lake
. The result is that the old salty flavor of the area is gone and the traffic is pretty congested. A business acquaintance moved his boat down from the Chesapeake complained that there is "no place to sail to except Galveston." There is a lot of commercial
When I lived in North Texas all of my boats were on trailers. There is a lot of sailing in North Texas but most of it is about 70 miles of highway apart. You may also consider Eagle Mountain, Joe Pool (shallow from what I hear), or Ray Hubbard.