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  • Mar 8
    2019

    Texas cities have begun to pass (or trying to pass) local ordinances regulating all kinds of private employment practices, such as hiring, scheduling and benefits that are usually handled at the state and federal levels, or left to the employer. ...

  • Feb 20
    2019

    Many people enjoy beer with barbeque, a Bordeaux with their steak or margaritas with fajitas. However, when ordering restaurant delivery - alcohol has been missing from that experience. Currently, Texas law permits beer and wine to be carried off...

  • Feb 6
    2019
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    In 2006, the Texas Legislature established the 4th Monday in August as a state-wide, uniform start date for public schools. However, in 2015, H.B. 1842 became law, which allowed school districts to exempt themselves from 67 state requirements, one...

  • Jan 23
    2019

    Most everyone has heard of TRA’s Political Action Committee which combines member contributions to help impact various elections, supporting candidates who merit the support of our industry. But did you know that TRA also has a ‘war chest’ called...

  • Jan 9
    2019

    The 86th Texas Legislature has convened and here at TRA we are rolling up our sleeves and taking to the capitol hallways. Our issues this session are wide and varied - from TABC licensing and alcohol delivery, to school start dates, employment law,...

  • Dec 12
    2018

    TRA (and Texas restaurants) had some big wins lately at both the state and national levels with Paid Sick Leave and the 80/20 Rule.  The Paid Sick Leave ordinance was the first of its kind in Texas. After passing earlier this year, a number of...

  • Nov 30
    2018

    Just in time for the holidays, we bring you the November issue of Restaurantville! Settle in and read about California making waves with a new law that affects kids' meals in restaurants, along with Dallas' innovative kids teaching kids program. Did...

  • Nov 30
    2018

    This holiday season treat the food lover in your life to something extra special - directly from Texas restaurants! Take a look at our handy gift guide that showcases just a sampling of the creative stocking stuffers and foodie gifts available from...

  • Nov 15
    2018
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    The Texas Restaurant Association is pleased to announce our newest Preferred Partner, Bright Kitchen Power,  an energy aggregation group purchasing program designed exclusively for Members of the Texas Restaurant Association. Our Members no longer...

  • Nov 7
    2018

    TRA and the TRA Political Action Committee have been very involved in the Texas elections and closely monitoring the federal elections. The makeup of the new Texas House of Representatives, Texas Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives and...

  • Oct 24
    2018

    Holiday season is around the corner and restaurants do a lot of catering and special events, often creating a lot of leftovers – both on the table and in the pantry. Did you know that changes to the Tax Code in 2016 now allow for greater food...

  • Oct 22
    2018

    The City of Austin issued a boil water notice for all its customers for the first time in its history on Monday, October 22nd, and other Texas cities, especially those hit by hurricane and natural disasters have been through the same. What exactly...

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