The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) will have its annual Spring Meeting and Tradeshow from April 25-26 at the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center in Conroe, Texas.  “This is shaping up to be a really great show, the largest campground industry conference and tradeshow in the Southwest,” said Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive director and CEO,…

According to the Fort Bend Herald, the city of Kendleton, Texas, may have violated state law when it increased the water rates at the Lazy K RV Park in 2021. The city raised the water rates at Lazy K from $100 per month to $700 per month in March 2021. Lazy K owner Todd Doucet said…

There’s an old Boy Scout saying, Always Be Prepared. We here at Firefly Reservations think that this motto should be adopted by all campground owners. Even though we are still in the dead of winter, now is the perfect time to start the preparations for your first visitors of 2023. Mother Nature is fickle; it’s…

The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) is increasing its staff and expanding its legal, legislative, educational and marketing initiatives on behalf of park operators across the Lone Star State. “We are finding that park operators need our support more than ever, particularly when it comes to providing them with assistance with legal and legislative issues, online…

Starting February 1, 2023, a new application category will open for the Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant (TTIR) program through the Texas Economic Development & Tourism Office. The TTIR Program provides one-time grants of up to $20,000 for the recovery of Texas businesses in the tourism, travel, and hospitality industry that were negatively impacted during…

The camping and hospitality industry remains strong with an expectation that more winter Texans will be returning to campgrounds this fall and winter than last year. The strength in the industry is reflected in the increase in TACO campground membership renewals and new memberships. TACO is just finishing its annual renewal campaign and campground membership…

What kind of insurance risks would your campground or RV park face in a fire, flood or other emergency situation? Chris Hipple, vice president of Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Insurance, recently answered these and other questions during a webinar organized by the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO). Hipple’s presentation highlighted the importance of preparing written emergency response…

Although this was a much anticipated election in many respects due to the number of challenges Texas statewide and Texas Senate and House incumbents faced, the real story was the turnout. Turnout, including the type of partisan voter that participates in the primary and the actual number of those primary voters registering their preference among…

The 2022 RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas is now available to consumers at RV shows, visitors’ bureaus and campgrounds in Texas and across the country, according to a release. “Our theme this year is the diversity of Texas,” said Brian Schaeffer, executive director and CEO of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO). “We take…

We want to first thank all the campgrounds and vendors that made the Fall 2021 TACO Meeting & Trade Show a tremendous success, despite the hurricane! We had a sold-out Trade Show and more classes than previous year; all fully attended at a beautiful new venue in Conroe, Texas by a record-breaking number of attendees.…