Need bike recommendations for casual Texas hill country riding
First post here. I'm 28 (male) and looking to get into casual riding. I have an airplane hangar in Stonewall, Tx (near Johnson City) and would like to keep a bike in there for rides into town and around the backroads. I guess I'm looking for a hybrid as I'd like to do some roads but maybe a few trails here and there. Nothing hardcore, just basic exercise.
With that said, what's a good bike for me that is easy on my budget of $500-1000? Anyplace locally with good deals?