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  • May 15
    2017

    In this 2-minute TRA News Now, we give a brief legislative update on four bills - three awaiting consideration in the Senate and one in the House, plus an introduction to TRA's latest preferred partner - Safety Kick, working to make your life easier...

  • May 4
    2017

    Two all-female high school Texas ProStart teams traveled to Charleston, South Carolina over the weekend to represent the Lone Star State in the National ProStart Invitational competition, sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Education...

  • May 2
    2017

    The new menu labeling deadline is May 7, 2018, over a year from the original deadline of May 5, 2017.  ***** The Food and Drug Administration is pushing back the deadline in implementing menu labeling regulations. The FDA submitted an interim final...

  • May 1
    2017

    According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), employers will need to be extra vigilant when reviewing Form I-9s, due to a technical glitch, specifically for those downloaded between November 14 – 17, 2016. The error (which has...

  • Apr 26
    2017

    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...

  • Apr 11
    2017

    Break up the work week by enjoying a delicious dinner at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse at Sunset Valley (5207 Brodie Lane) in Austin. From 5-10pm this evening, BJ's will donate 20% of food and soft drink sales to the Texas Restaurant Association...

  • Apr 10
    2017

    Today, TRA will be testifying on House Bill 2101 - Food and Beverage Certificate Legislation sponsored by Representative John Frullo in the House Licensing Committee. Currently, the Texas Alcohol Code allows a restaurant with a mixed beverage...

  • Mar 30
    2017

       Over the weekend, 12 high school culinary arts and 12 restaurant management team finalists gathered in San Antonio at St. Philip’s College for the final battle of the Texas ProStart Invitational. Emerging victorious were Rockwall High School (RHS...

  • Mar 29
    2017

    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 23
    2017
    Texas ProStart

    The action heats up as 24 teams -- Texas’ best high school culinary arts & restaurant management student finalists, battle it out at the 2017 Texas ProStart Invitational State Finals this Friday and Saturday, March 24-25 at St. Philip’s College...

  • Mar 20
    2017

    Find Them, Keep Them During a restaurant industry meetup at SXSW, Sampling the Restaurant Climate, we discussed the issue of recruiting and retaining employees. Throughout the conference and at other meetups, our restaurant members have consistently...

  • Mar 15
    2017
    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...

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