News

  • Jan 25
    2017

    Yesterday, a motion was filed in the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in the federal overtime rule case. The amicus brief was signed by the Texas Restaurant Association, along with the National Restaurant Association, National Retail Federation,...

  • Jan 25
    2017

    You may have seen the headlines in the past, Disabled Veteran Booted from Restaurant over Service Dog or Military Vet with Service Dog Kicked Out of Restaurant. Unfortunately, these stories tend to get picked up by social media and bloggers and can...

  • Jan 25
    2017

    Though the law isn’t new, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) is focusing on a relatively new enforcement effort by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) concerning commercial scales, which is causing problems and even fines for some...

  • Jan 23
    2017
    Students at ProStart Competition

    The heat is on and competition will be fierce at the 2017 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28 at Collin County College, Preston Ridge Conference Center, 9700 Wade Boulevard in Frisco. Approximately...

  • Jan 18
    2017

    The 85th Texas Legislature has begun and we have your preview in this TRA News Now. From property tax relief to business regulations - we've got our finger on the pulse of the Texas Capitol. Don't forget TRA's upcoming Legislative Affairs Conference...

  • Jan 13
    2017
    Preparing for ProStart Competition

    The winter weather may be frosty, but in Texas, the heat is on, the competition is fierce, and the 2017 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition needs you. One of the largest of the state ProStart competitions in the country, approximately 340...

  • Dec 9
    2016

    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...

  • Dec 2
    2016

    As the landmark 80thTRA Marketplace approaches July 9-10 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, an exciting new partnership has been forged with the renowned Nightclub & Bar Show, a division of Questex LLC.  For over 30 years,...

  • Dec 2
    2016

    A little known provision was added to the new 2015 Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) requiring all food establishments to conspicuously post a sign informing customers that the establishment’s most recent health inspection report is available...

  • Nov 16
    2016

    In a history-making move, the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) partnered with TOPGOLF for the first time to host a simultaneous, red-hot, four-city golf competition, raising over $55,000 for TRAEF programs and initiatives....

  • Nov 9
    2016

    This week we focus on “local” -- because local rules and regulations can sometimes be burdensome. Learn about various issues affecting the industry throughout Texas and how TRA is advocating for you. If you have a local issue you’re concerned about...

  • Nov 3
    2016
    Sue Trizila, CEO of Wyndham Jade, presented the awards. (c) The Photo Group 2016

    Drumroll please! TRA Marketplace was recently announced the winner of not one, but TWO separate, national awards – one for fastest-growing show (attendance) within the association industry and also overall. The awards were presented by the Trade...

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