News: News Now

  • Jun 20

    In today's TRA News Now we look at healthcare. Due to the recent tax reform bill, the Affordable Care Act's penalty for not complying with the individual mandate was repealed - to take effect in 2019. However, the employer mandate is still in place...

  • Jun 6

    Music is important to set the appropriate tone in a restaurant, but there can be a lot of confusion when it comes to music licensing. One of the biggest concerns restaurateurs have when playing either live or recorded music, are royalty fees.  In...

  • May 23

    In our latest TRA News Now, we showcase the upcoming TRA Marketplace - the second largest foodservice show in the country, which returns to San Antonio for the first time in over 30 years on Sunday and Monday, July 15-16 at the Henry B. Gonzalez...

  • May 9

    In the last year the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has undergone big changes in leadership. There is a new executive director and a new director of licensing. The new leadership has reached out to the industry to talk about the new direction...

  • Sep 27

    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...

  • Jun 7

    In the latest TRA News Now, we provide you with all the end-of-session updates including summaries of TRA's legislative victories, including:  HB 2101 - which will amend the Alcoholic Beverage Code to increase the alcohol sales threshold from 50% to...

  • Apr 26

    From BBQ, bathrooms and budgets, to drive-by lawsuits – the 85th session of the Texas Legislature is full tilt. Find out which bills are hot and have the greatest impact on your business. We have all the latest updates for you in our two-minute TRA...

  • Mar 29

    In 2010, Congress passed the federal menu-labeling law which requires restaurants (part of a chain of 20 or more locations) to add calorie data to menus and make other information available to guests on request. These new menu labeling requirements...

  • Mar 15
    TRA News Now - State and Local Issues

    In just two minutes, our latest TRA News Now will give you the scoop on the Texas Legislature, plus other state and local news highlights. Find out how TRA and local chapters throughout the state are working hard to protect and advocate for...

  • Feb 22

    The 85th Texas Legislative Session is well underway, and in this two minute TRA News Now, get schooled on the top bills affecting your business - from BBQ to alcohol licenses, to lawsuits - learn how TRA is protecting the restaurant industry.   

  • Feb 8
    Restaurants Cyber Liability

    Payment card industry compliance, ransomware, social engineering fraud - all these come under the realm of cyber liability and in this TRA News Now, TRA and Wortham Insurance offer practical guidelines for protecting yourself and your business. 

  • Dec 9

    It’s the season for holiday hiring and to help avoid legal or financial quagmires, we have some employer do’s and don’ts in our latest TRA News Now. If you need help, remember that TRA has many resources available to you – legal counsel as well as a...