News: TRA

  • 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

    (Austin, TX) – Restaurateurs Estella Martinez, owner of Matt's El Rancho in Dallas and Austin, Roger Lumley, owner of Papacita's of Tyler, and Mike Shine, owner of Frank's Americana Revival in Houston, will be inducted into the Texas Restaurant...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mar 28
    2019
    Restaurant Neighbor Award - State Winners

    Many restaurateurs work hard to give back to the communities that have supported them and now, TRA recognizes a select few who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. TRA is proud to announce its 2019 Restaurant Neighbor award state winners - ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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