June 16, 2017 Keep Away From the Mechanics Buffet June 27, 2017 TASO OFFICE CLOSED FOR THE 4TH January 30, 2017 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL AND NEW MEMBER APPLICATIONS May 18, 2017 TASO Executive DIRECTOR DISCUSSES SHORTAGE OF OFFICIALS ON JEFF CRILLEY SHOW April 20, 2017 ILLEGAL BATS April 6, 2017 TASO BOARD MEETING February 23, 2017 INCOME TAX INFORMATION March 24, 2017 TAPPS STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS January 18, 2017 TASO STATEMENT CONCERNING UIL SEC DECISION January 15, 2017 BRICE CHERRY: LET'S CUT THE ZEBRAS SOME SLACK December 7, 2016 The Officiating Crisis: What Can I Do January 3, 2017 TASO BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ANNUAL MEETINGS August 10, 2016 UIL GAME/MATCH FEE INCREASES October 26, 2016 Provide-A-Ride Update November 21, 2016 Schools ENROLLED IN ARBITERPAY October 28, 2016 TASO position concerning our national anthem October 18, 2016 UIL LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SUMMARY August 10, 2016 TAPPS GAME/MATCH FEE INCREASE August 24, 2016 What Your Appearance Says About You - A Cliché That Sums It Up August 9, 2016 When is it Time to Retire from Officiating? June 29, 2016 TASO 2016-17 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL AND NEW MEMBER APPLICATIONS August 17, 2016 Sports Rush: The Big Leagues of Officiating August 2, 2016 OFFICIATE TEXAS DAY A SUCCESS November 16, 2016 TASO OFFICE CLOSED May 24, 2016 NEVER LEAVE ALONE March 10, 2015 TASO Partners With LIFELOCK July 12, 2016 NASO GIVEWAY April 27, 2016 OFFICIATE TEXAS DAY July 25, 2016 ON-SITE REGISTRATION June 22, 2016 BITE YOUR TONGUE June 14, 2016 Jim Blackwood Named National Replay Director June 6, 2016 NEVER SAY "CALM DOWN" June 6, 2016 OFFICIATE TEXAS INVITATION FROM MIKE PEREIRA May 12, 2016 NEW PRESENTERS FOR OFFICIATE TEXAS DAY May 11, 2016 KNOW YOUR PURPOSE April 27, 2016 FIRM VOICE CONTROL April 14, 2016 Annual TASO Board Meeting March 30, 2016 2016 Softball On-line Clinic March 22, 2016 BODY LANGUAGE CAN BE A CAREER KILLER March 8, 2016 BE A "PEOPLE PERSON" February 24, 2016 HAVE A PASSION FOR THE RULES February 24, 2016 TASO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO ADVISORY BOARD February 9, 2016 HONOR YOUR OBLIGATION TO BE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD February 1, 2016 DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY January 18, 2016 UNDERSTAND THE INTENT OF A RULE January 5, 2016 Don't Have mad Signals December 22, 2015 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS PARTICIPANTS INCREASING January 12, 2016 TEXAS OPEN CARRY LAW AT SPORTING EVENTS December 15, 2015 BASEBALL / SOFTBALL ANNUAL MEETING October 21, 2015 UIL APPROVES GAME/MATCH FEE INCREASE November 19, 2015 TASO MEMBER IS PROUD DAD OF "THE VOICE" STAR October 16, 2015 OCTOBER 15, 2015 UIL SEC HEARING UPDATE September 25, 2015 UIL SEC 9-24-15 HEARING UPDATE September 26, 2015 TAPPS SUPPORT November 8, 2015 HAPPY VETERANS DAY September 8, 2015 TASO PRESS RELEASE September 7, 2015 TASO Statement CONCERNING SAN ANTONIO JAY HIGH SCHOOL INCIDENT September 2, 2015 TASO SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY August 11, 2015 Red River Volleyball Chapter Conducts Officials Camp August 4, 2015 2015 TGCA All-Star Softball Games August 5, 2015 Volleyball On-Line Clinic August 5, 2015 Volleyball 2015 Test July 1, 2015 Update On Game/Match Fee Increase June 10, 2015 Governor Signs HB 1040 into Law June 3, 2015 2015-2016 Online applications - new & returning members August 1, 2015 Football District Director Elections July 17, 2015 2015 TASO Football Annual Meeting Agenda April 22, 2015 TASO Legislative Initiatives July 1, 2015 Football Regional Clinic Evaluations July 15, 2015 TASO MEMBER KILLED BY BEES May 28, 2015 TASO Softball Members Selected for UIL Championship Tournament May 27, 2015 Austin Softball Chapter Award Winners June 18, 2015 On-Field Communication Devices May 12, 2015 TASO Football Annual Meeting On-Line Registration closing this week June 18, 2015 TASO Houston Football Chapter Blood Drive April 19, 2015 UIL State Soccer Tournament Officials May 28, 2015 Football Regional Rules Clinic Survey April 7, 2015 TASO Baseball On-Line Clinic March 16, 2015 TASO Softball Division On-Line Clinic April 19, 2015 Beaumont Baseball Chapter Contributes To Wounded Warrior Project March 27, 2015 TASO Volleyball Clinician Applications March 17, 2015 TASO Officials Selected For UIL Regional and State Tournaments February 24, 2015 Football Board of Directors Meeting Summary January 22, 2015 2015 Softball Uniform Policy February 24, 2015 TASO MEMBER KILLED DURING ARMED ROBBERY February 12, 2015 LEGAL SOFTBALL BAT NOTICE April 7, 2015 Beaumont BASEBALL CHAPTER CONTRIBUTES TO WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT December 14, 2014 TASO FOOTBALL MEMBERS SELECED FOR UIL 1A CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES January 19, 2015 VOLLEYBALL DIVISION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING November 12, 2014 TASO Volleyball Members Officiate TAPPS State Tournament November 18, 2014 TASO BASEBALL MEMBERS DONATE SERVICES TO MATT DOZIER BENEFIT TOURNAMENT February 10, 2015 Soccer Division elections February 4, 2015 Socccer on-line clinic DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, february 9, 2015 September 8, 2014 UIL OCP Course Now Available November 6, 2014 TASO Office Closed for Thanksgiving November 6, 2014 TASO Softball and Baseball Annual Meeting September 5, 2014 TASO Soccer Regional Clinic Registration November 6, 2014 TASO Baseball and Softball Annual Meeting


TASO Board of Directors Meeting Summary

At the recent TASO Board of Directors there were changes approved to the TASO By-Laws and other TASO Policies.  Here is a summary of the changes:


TASO By-Laws: There were several editorial changes, but the significant changes are:

  • All Chapters must have a copy of their by-laws on file in the TASO office. Chapters shall have a copy of a current monthly chapter financial report, including bank statements, on file at the chapter level and make it available to the chapter's Board of Directors and Active Members. A Division may require Chapters to submit their chapter financial reports to the TASO Division Board.
  • Currently when a member is arrested or charged with a criminal offense, greater than a traffic violation resulting in only a fine, the member must self-report within 72 hours and is suspended pending the results of the charge.  This has not changed, however if the charge is a Class C misdemeanor, the TASO Membership Review Committee (MRC) may review on a case-by-case basis and the MRC may allow the member to continue to be assigned games/matches.  The member should request an MRC review.
  • If a member is on probation, deferred adjudication or any other type of supervision for a Class C misdemeanor, the MRC may review on a case-by-case basis and allow the member to continue with game/match assignments.  If a member is on probation, deferred adjudication, or any other type of supervision for any felony, Class A or B misdemeanor, the member is ineligible for TASO membership until released from probation, deferred adjudication or supervision and submitted the release papers to the MRC for review.  The MRC can be reached at
  • A Division District Director may be elected for up to four two year terms, however a TASO Division may limit the number of consecutive terms to two or three.
  • The Volleyball Division now has a President-Elect position.  That position will be filled at the next officer elections.


Code of Conduct:

  • Minor editorial changes.


Dues Refund Policy:

  • Provides that when full dues are refunded, $5 may be withheld to cover credit card fees and administrative fees.
  • If a renewal member's membership is declined by the MRC, a 50% refund will be available.  If the denial is based on a criminal arrest or conviction that was not disclosed as required under the by-laws, there is no refund.


Policies and Procedures for Ethical Complaints and Other Violations:

  • Before an investigator is assigned, the TASO Executive Director and Division President may ask for written statements from all complainants and responders.  After reviewing, the Executive Director and Division President will determine if an investigator is required.


Dues Owed Policy:

  •  This is a new policy relating to members that do not pay the correct amount of dues or owe dues for any reason. Individuals who pay the incorrect amount of dues, or owe dues will be provided one notice that additional payment is needed.  If the shortage is not paid, the individual is made Inactive and access to Arbiter and the TASO member's portal will be removed.  A fee of $25.00, as well as the shortage must be paid to be returned to Active status.


TASO Social Media Policy:

  • The TASO Board of Directors has been concerned about the misuse of social media pertaining to officiating.  The Board has adopted a Social Media Policy, which may be found by clicking HERE. All members should review and abide by this policy.


All TASO Policies may be found HERE.

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