Welcome To TARA

TARA is a not-for-profit trade association serving the rent-to-own industry in Texas. The purpose of this state association is to represent the industry before the Texas Legislature and the regulatory agencies affecting RTO businesses, provide a forum for RTO dealers to exchange ideas and improve the Texas rent to own industry, educate dealers on important issues affecting the industry, increase public awareness of the benefits of rent to own, and work with the national association to better the industry for dealers and consumers.

The association is owned and operated by its membership and governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. The TARA offices are located in Austin, a few blocks from the State Capitol.

TARA represents its members before the Texas Legislature and the various state agencies that regulate the rent to own industry in Texas. The association monitors and tracks all legislation and regulatory proposals affecting its members and lobbies both government forums on behalf of its members. You can click here for a summary of legislation passed by the association that benefits both rent to own dealers and Texas consumers.

TARA provides a comprehensive communications package to its members through this web site and its e-newsletter - TARA UPDATE - to keep members informed of important industry and association news. The association also works closely with the Association for Progressive Rental Organizations - the industry's national association - and supports APRO's efforts to represent the rent to own industry at the national level.

For more information on membership benefits and dues, see the How To Join section on the HOME page, or call the TARA staff at 512-447-1991.

TARA Update

UPDATEAll members receive the TARA UPDATE - the association's e-newsletter that is issued whenever there is breaking news concerning the Texas Legislature, any state agencies affecting the RTO industry, or important association business. If it affects you, the TARA UPDATE will send the facts straight to your inbox.

This is a free service to all member company personnel, so please make certain everyone in your company who wants to receive this newsletter has their current email address on file with the association.

Board of Directors

TARA is a non-profit association owned and operated by its members and governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership.

Clint Bybee

Chris Higgs
TARA President
T.L.H. Enterprises
Corsicana

Brian Clussman

Premier Rental Purchase
San Antonio

Kori Hughes
Hughes Rent To Own, Ltd.
Lubbock

A. J. Arthus
Arthus Enterprises dba Aaron's
Littlefield

Dan Sharff
Home Store Rent To Own
Canton