News Archive

Nov 2017

  • Nov 22
    2017

    In this edition of TRA News Now, the Texas Restaurant Association takes a moment to give thanks for all its members, friends and advocates. TRA wishes everyone a very safe and happy Thanksgiving! 

  • Nov 1
    2017

    Immigration policy is changing at breakneck speed. This information-packed webinar, Immigration Update was presented on Tuesday, October 17 by national immigration expert Jacob Monty of Monty & Ramirez. In this 60-minute session, Mr. Monty...

Oct 2017

  • Oct 25
    2017

    House Bill 2029 (the BBQ Bill) repeals a burdensome state law requiring restaurants that sell food by weight maintain a certified scale, pay a $35 annual fee to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and display a sticker visible to the consumer...

  • Oct 17
    2017

    The Texas Restaurant Association is currently supporting a long list of Texas legislators in solidarity against a misinterpretation of the “BBQ Bill” written into the rules by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). (Read the letter here).  House...

  • Oct 11
    2017

    Have you heard about TRA's Workers' Compensation Safety Group? TRA has partnered with Texas Mutual Insurance Company for nearly 20 years on what is now one of TRA's strongest member benefits. The TRA Safety Group improves the well-being of others...

  • Oct 9
    2017

    Support the Restaurant Industry against the Department of Agriculture’s Rewriting of the BBQ Bill House Bill 2029 (the BBQ Bill), which passed during the 2017 Legislative Session, repeals the Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) requirement that...

Sep 2017

  • Sep 27
    2017

    When it comes to advocacy, TRA fights for you on the national, state and local levels. We've had many victories over the years that have changed the landscape for the way restaurants operate and do business. With your help, we will continue to...

  • Sep 21
    2017
    comptroller harvey relief

    The Texas Comptroller of Public Account’s office has compiled information for taxpayers affected by the storm, including details on: how to request an extension of filing tax returns; the temporary waiver of state and local hotel tax for disaster...

  • Sep 13
    2017

    After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, communities are rebuilding and the restaurant industry is coming together to answer the call. In our latest TRA News Now, we talk about important resources for getting back on your feet if you have been...

Aug 2017

  • Aug 28
    2017

    Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday, August 25 with its bands of thunderstorms pounding the southeastern portion of Texas - hitting Houston and the surrounding coastline. Only in recent hours has the rain stopped long enough for residents and...

  • Aug 23
    2017

    TRA News Now is back with a full update on the Texas special legislative session, the bathroom bill and more. Catch the legislative news you might have missed in this two-minute video.

  • Aug 2
    2017

    TRA Marketplace, Texas’ largest foodservice show and the second largest show of its kind in the country, generated a whopping 13,000 lbs of donated food and supplies over the course of the two-day show, which took place Sunday and Monday, July 10...

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