The Galaxy Note 3 is a fantastic device! I'm sure you're eager to use the device to the fullest of its abilities. Has this been an issue since you first received the device? Just to ensure that were on the same page, the 713 area code is the Houston, TX area?
I would suggest clear all text threads that are currently on the phone. Once the text threads have removed head into Settings > Apps > Manage Apps > All > Messaging > Clear Data then test.
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