I spoke to the county tax office where my bay house is (Calhoun) and was told I could register it in that county, but have not done it yet so it's still yet to be proven. The county is very rural and as I understand it the local JP just wants a slow moving vechicle sign mounted and that's it. In the county where I live, it's never going to happen. Texas did pass a change to the regulations allowing "neighborhood" vehicles to be registerd, but by definiton they can not be capible of exceeding 25MPH and the regulations were intended to give owners of golf cart type rides a means of being legal when used off the main roads.
Botton line, it's county by county for a Ranger. I'm interested in any other feedback anyone might have as well.