TACO hosted a two-day webinar last week that provided training for Certified Pool Operators (CPOs), according to a press release. The Certified Pool Operator (CPO) class taught by Terry Munoz was held May 21-22 with 10 hours of instruction, plus a test at the end that enabled participants to obtain their certifications. Twenty-two out of…

Texas park operators heard a mix of good and bad legislative news last week during the annual Spring Meeting and Tradeshow of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO). The good news involved the passage of legislation that was designed to reduce park operators’ water rates and to reduce their liability for certain types of insurance claims.…

The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) has just released its annual Vendor Guide, which is available for free in printed and digital formats for TACO members, according to a press release. “We’ve increased our vendor listings by 18% since last year and now feature over 115 companies,” said Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive director and CEO. The…

Nearly 100 exhibitors have signed up to participate in the Texas Association of Campground Owners’ annual Spring Meeting and Tradeshow, which is on target to become the largest in TACO’s 52-year history. The April 30-May 1 event will take place at the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center in Conroe, Texas. “We think total attendance will probably be north…

As the Texas Legislature moves closer to the upcoming legislative session in 2025 a few headwinds remain that will potentially set the scene for an very interesting relationship between the Texas House and Senate. In regards to legislative leadership, the biggest headwind looming is whether or not the current Speaker of the House, Rep. Dad Phelan,…

Incumbents did not fare well on Election Night.  The record number of Republican incumbents to lose was seven in 2012 and 2014. Tuesday evening was a historic night with nine sitting State Representatives losing and eight heading to a runoff including Speaker Phelan.  Phelan is the first House speaker in 52 years to be forced into a…

The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) has polled its members over the years and the No. 1 member benefit continues to be government affairs. To that end, TACO scored some legislative victories but didn’t get everything it wanted during the latest legislative session, which ended May 29. TACO officials briefed close to 50 park operators on…

By now, you should have received a hard copy of the latest TACO News with tons of information and updates on what your association is doing for you! This includes a brief overview on the Texas legislative session. But now, you can also view the digital version by clicking here. Now you can forward the…

Do you have a favorite place to camp, RV, play or make memories? The second annual Campers’ Choice Awards, “The Campies” is now accepting nominations presented by TACO vendor member RVshare. Show some love to your favorite campground and nominate them for a much-deserved award and recognition for a top-tier experience when it comes to…

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