News:

  • Jun 25
    2019

    In this recorded webinar, join TRA general counsel Kenneth Besserman and advocacy manager Rebecca Robinson in an informative, insightful, in-depth look at the 86th Legislative Session. Go behind-the-scenes with detailed bill analyses, an outline of...

  • Jun 25
    2019

    2nd Largest foodservice show in the US unites Texas restaurants – highlights education & technology (Austin, TX) – The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Marketplace, the state’s largest restaurant industry event proudly returns to Houston on...

  • Jun 25
    2019

    Today is a special day for our industry – Bourdain Day. Anthony Bourdain, the chef whose writing brought to life the chaos and grime, but also the pride and beauty, of restaurants, passed away just over a year ago. Tragically, he became one of too...

  • Jun 14
    2019

    Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace, the second largest foodservice show in the country unveils July 14 and 15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Part trade show, part conference, all things restaurant - TRA Marketplace hosts...

  • May 31
    2019
    Texas Capitol Dome

    That’s a Wrap: Texas’ 86th Legislative Session by Kenneth Besserman & Rebecca Robinson In what is already been characterized as one of the most cordial sessions in Texas legislative history, there was no name-calling, partisan shouting matches,...

  • May 29
    2019

    At the close of 86th Texas Legislative Session on Memorial Day, more than 7,300 bills were filed, but less than a quarter of those (realistically more like 10-15%) will ultimately receive the Governor’s signature. TRA had a great session, with...

  • May 24
    2019

    Labor Law Preemption Update The 86th Legislative Session ends on Monday, May 27. While there were some important issues debated and legislated - from school finance to property tax reform to Hurricane Harvey relief, one of the most important...

  • May 9
    2019
    Emily Williams Knight

    (Austin, TX) – A proven leader who drives business success by investing in people and culture is taking the reins at the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA). Today the TRA has announced the appointment of Emily Williams Knight, Ed.D. as their new...

  • May 8
    2019

    With less than three weeks until the end of the Texas Legislative Session, we have updates on TRA's priority legislation and more! Alcohol delivery, BBQ, oyster farming, and employment regulations - check out our latest two-minute TRA News Now and...

  • Apr 17
    2019

    As the 86th Legislative Session lunges towards the May 27 deadline, TRA's legislative priorities are making headway. Our latest TRA News Now includes are mid-April updates. A current list may also be found on our advocacy page. Our top five...

  • Apr 10
    2019

    On March 27, 2019, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation celebrated restaurant industry stars at the annual Restaurant Industry Awards, in Washington, DC.  The Texas Restaurant Association was proud to have one of its members,...

  • Apr 9
    2019

    More than 30 Texas restaurateurs headed to our nation’s Capitol on March 27 and 28 to broaden legislative horizons and advocate for the industry at the 33rd annual National Restaurant Association Public Affairs Conference. Texas joined 600 industry...

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