Go to both and see what you like. Which is best for a novice? I guess it depends on your taste but don not let being a novice restrict your choice. Being a novice is fine in either but FT take more dedication, time and money to be competitive. I started in HT and now prefer to run FT for many reasons. If you train for the top level anything before that will be fairly simple. Living in TX you should have ample opportunity to see both.