In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this weekend from Washington DC, Baxter, Houston, Fort Worth and Tuscaloosa.

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October 19

Mayor Vincent Gray’s proposed food truck regulations stir controversy – WASHINGTON DC – Some new proposals for food trucks in the nation’s capital are cooking up a controversy.

Food truck owners say the city is trying to make doing business more difficult for them and the proposed new regulations would limit options for thousands of customers.

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City considers whether food trucks would take a bite out of tax-paying businesses – BAXTER, MN – Should food trucks be regulated within the city of Baxter?

Tuesday the Baxter City Council considered how to deal with mobile eateries. One of the questions before the council is whether an outside business should be able to bring a food truck into the city on an unlimited basis and compete with local businesses or restaurants.

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October 20

Armed robbers shoot food truck worker- HOUSTON, TX – Two gunmen shot a food truck worker, and now police want to find the men who left her bleeding inside a taco truck overnight.

It happened around 11pm at a taqueria truck in northeast Harris County on Old Humble Road near Smith.

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New faces enter trendy food truck business – FORT WORTH, TX – It’s no secret that food trucks — not the factory gate variety but fanciful nouveau versions serving up everything from red velvet waffles to New York deli to sashimi — have gained a foothold in North Texas despite the obvious business risks.

The scene exploded after Dallas began allowing food trucks in July 2011, broadening the potential market. Those certified by the city of Fort Worth, not including shaved ice, catering and traditional barbecue and Tex Mex trucks, numbered fewer than 20 in October 2011.

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October 21

La Lola Loca serves students at University of Alabama – TUSCALOOSA  AL – A brand new dining experience has arrived on campus at The University of Alabama. Last week, Bama Dining introduced La Lola Loca, a tex-mex food truck that serves up a variety of dishes from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. outside of Bibb Graves Hall on the Quad.

The location of the food truck provides students and faculty another stop for lunch without having to walk to Fresh Food Company in the Ferguson Center or other dining halls that are too far away for students in a hurry.

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