July 2018 Newsletter

Texas Parks and Wildlife
Off-Highway Vehicle Program (OHV)
by Terlingua Express, Admin

There are many exciting sites in Texas to ride and new sites are always opening.

The Texas Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) Program was created by the Texas Legislature in the 2005 session and the program became effective on January 1, 2006. The OHV Program was established to help create legal and safer places to ride and to encourage the safe and responsible use of OHVs on the lands of Texas. The program is also designed to provide funding to develop more recreational areas for OHV users

Revenue generated by the sale of the decals will be used as grant monies to help municipalities, counties, state or federal agencies and non-profit corporations to create new or improve existing OHV recreation areas in Texas.

North Texas OHV Venues

-Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area
(ATVs, Motorcycles, ROVs & Full Size OHV's)

Gilmer/Upshur County
6284 State Highway 155
North Gilmer, TX 75645

-Northwest OHV Park
(ATVs,Motorcycles,ROVs & Full Sized OHVs)

Bridgeport/Wise County
2914 Hwy 101
Bridgeport, TX 76426
940-683-3480 (M-F)
940-683-3685 (Weekends)

-Lake Buffalo OHV Area
(ATVs, Motorcycle, ROVs & Fill Sized OHVs)

City of Iowa Park/Wichita County
From: Wichita Falls, TX
1)Take US-287 west about 15mi.
2)Turn right onto Burnett Ranch Rd.continue 1.3mi.
3)Park entrance is on the right.

2018 52nd Annual CASI
Terlingua International Chili Championship
by Terlingua Express, Admin

Oct 31 - Nov 3 2018

E​ach year on the first Saturday of November, CASI holds the ultimate celebration of Chili. This granddaddy of all chili cook-offs is held at Rancho CASI de los Chisos in Terlingua, Texas. Rancho CASI is located on the North side of Highway 170, eleven miles West of Study Butte and 7 miles East of Lajitas.

T​he four day celebration begins each year on Wednesday before the big weekend and culminates on Saturday with the Terlingua International Chili Championship©. It's a Texas tradition of epic proportion.

Park Entrance Fees Increasing Effective June 1, 2018
Date Posted: 5/15/2018

Effective June 1, 2018, the entrance fees to the park will be $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. A Big Bend annual park pass will cost $55.

As permits are issued only on a first come, first-served basis, it is best to plan ahead, and have alternative itineraries in mind, especially during peak visitation periods.

Big Bend's busy season is generally November through April, and the park camping and lodging is often full to capacity during 3-day holiday weekends, Thanksgiving week, the Christmas holiday season, and spring break (mid March). Advance reservations for camping and lodging are highly recommended. To maximize your visit, plan ahead and have a flexible itinerary.


Whether you own one or you are looking at a pre-owned one to purchase....

Javier's is the place to go.

Javier's is located at

9443 Clay Rd, Houston, TX 77080