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  • Mar 12
    2020

    In a public address, President Trump outlined an emergency economic plan for the country amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, including: 1. Instructing the Small Business Administration to provide low-interest loans to states, specifically small...

  • Mar 12
    2020

    The Texas ProStart State Invitational, scheduled for March 27-28, is the culmination of months of hard work and practice by our talented ProStart student competitors and their teacher mentors and coaches. This scheduled event follows our two...

  • Mar 11
    2020
    Bartender pouring drinks

    The dram shop law makes it possible for a victim to sue an establishment for over-service of alcohol. But the most significant part of this Texas law is the “safe harbor” provision, which helps establishments that serve alcohol avoid civil...

  • Mar 9
    2020
    austin texas at night

    On March 6, 2020, Mayor Steve Adler declared Austin a local disaster area and issued an order that effectively canceled SXSW, the conference that brings in 280,000 people and $355 million to the local economy. Without that reliable source of revenue...

  • Mar 2
    2020
    Heartland Banner

    Spring is a terrific time to reflect on where your business is at, and where you’d like it to be. Assess what’s not working, declutter and freshen up. Follow these spring-cleaning tips to improve your brand, operations and bottom line. Put the...

  • Mar 2
    2020

    (ROUND ROCK, TX) – This weekend, teams from 20 Texas high schools will compete in ProStart, an elite culinary and management competition. Multiple local elected officials plan to attend, including US Representative John Carter, Mayor Craig Morgan of...

  • Feb 29
    2020

    The Boil Water Notice in Houston was lifted at 11:00am today, following a water main break in Houston on Thursday. View the guide below to ensure your business takes the proper steps to using water again. View guide

  • Feb 28
    2020

    The City of Houston issued a boil water notice on Thursday, February 28, after a water main break. What exactly does a boil water notice mean for the foodservice industry? We’ve collected these guidelines from the City of San Angelo (who went...

  • Feb 27
    2020
    Rachael Ray

    AUSTIN, TX – Dalhart High School and Rio Vista High School are two of eight schools across the country selected to receive special funding to upgrade and expand their ProStart programs thanks to $425,000 in grants from The Rachael Ray Foundation (...

  • Feb 25
    2020

    (AUSTIN, TX) – TRAEF is pleased to announce its partnership with the Medical City Children’s Hospital Kids Fit Menu!® program. The collaboration combines the TRAEF’s restaurant industry workforce focus and award-winning ProStart program with Medical...

  • Feb 19
    2020

    In high turnover, fast-paced industries, interviewing is essential in getting good employees on board and keeping operations running smoothly. However, a simple slip of the tongue by asking the wrong question or getting too personal can land you in...

  • Feb 10
    2020
    Management team from Ben Barber Academy

    It was a fiery competition at the 2020 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition over the weekend at Collin College - Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco, Texas. The first of the two regional Texas ProStart competitions, twelve teams came out on top and...

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