to answer your question about things to know about texas. not a whole lot i know about CCW in texas but as to where to stay. depending on how old your kids are think about Sheraton suites market center. its pretty close ot down town and its right next to medieval times . stay awy from places near the airport. if you stay at the area i mentioned there is a nice gunrange just down the road.
ps yes i joined the forum just ot answer that question