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Thanks to Converge on the Capitol Sponsors

January, 27 2017

Special Thanks to Converge on the Capitol Sponsors   Title Sponsors Visit Austin Source Strategies, Inc. NewcrestImage Visit Dallas Popp|Hutcheson Tara Energy Landry's La Quinta Worldwide, LLC SeaWorld Marriott International… Read more »

2017 Legislative Session:  Property Tax Bills

January, 27 2017

Bill Tracking Report Texas Hotel & Lodging Assn.Bill Status Report 03-28-2017 – 16:46:39 – Action in the date range    – Link to Related Information   ( ) – Priority Texas Hotel &… Read more »

2017 Legislative Session:  Wage & Hour Bills

January, 27 2017

Bill Tracking Report Texas Hotel & Lodging Assn.Bill Status Report 03-28-2017 – 16:47:30 – Action in the date range    – Link to Related Information   ( ) – Priority Personnel – Wage… Read more »

2017 Legislative Session:  Franchise Tax Bills

January, 27 2017

Bill Tracking Report Texas Hotel & Lodging Assn. Bill Status Report 03-28-2017 – 16:48:10   – Action in the date range    – Link to Related Information   ( ) – Priority  … Read more »

Kohler Plumbing

January, 25 2017

2017 Legislative Session:  THLA Bill Tracking Report, Weekly report

January, 24 2017

Bill Tracking Report Texas Hotel & Lodging Assn. Bill Status Report 03-29-2017 – 16:25:35   – Action in the date range    – Link to Related Information   ( ) – Priority  … Read more »

Question 1 – Poll

January, 6 2017

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Recognize the Signs of Human Trafficking

December, 28 2016

The start of the New Year means renewed goals and ambitions, annual training and employee reviews, and of course the beginning of a new calendar (hopefully one full of city-wide… Read more »

End of year cleaning – How long to keep that file

December, 28 2016

By Justin Bragiel, THLA General Counsel “How long do I need to keep this file?”  It’s a common question we receive especially at the end of the year. Even in… Read more »

Announcement from THLA’s partner, Source Strategies, Inc.:  NEW & FREE, Texas Hotel Markets Report

December, 28 2016

Starting with the 3rd Quarter of 2016, Source Strategies latest publication, the Texas Hotel Markets Report gives you a detailed analysis of Texas hotel market performance.   Included is a… Read more »

December 2016 Preview of THLA’s Legislative Agenda

December, 13 2016

THLA is gearing up for a busy legislative session set to kick off in January, and our legislative affairs committee recently convened to set our priorities and agenda for the… Read more »

2016 Election Results – Texas

November, 29 2016

With so much attention focused on the presidential election, it is understandable that many have not caught up on the results of our state elections. Across the state there were… Read more »

Lodging Industry Emerging Leaders meet in Fort Worth

November, 29 2016

Lodging Industry Emerging Leaders meet in Fort Worth Brian Sullivan Emerging Leaders Committee Staff Liaison, and THLA Associate General Counsel Our Emerging Leaders Committee hosted its second-ever Emerging Leaders seminar… Read more »

Overtime Salary Requirement Blocked (at least for now)

November, 29 2016

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Sherman, Texas issued a temporary injunction blocking the new federal overtime salary regulations from taking effect on December 1st. In September, THLA joined… Read more »

On the Road with Justin:  A Roadside View of Autumnal Texas

November, 29 2016

On the Road with Justin:  A Roadside View of Autumnal Texas Justin Bragiel, THLA General Counsel   November is a beautiful time of year in Texas, and that’s a good… Read more »

Theft of Service at hotels

November, 29 2016

Failing to Pay:  What to do when a guest does not pay for lodging   It’s one of the most common calls to our legal department:  a guest or group… Read more »

Adopt a Plan to Prevent Workplace Violence

October, 27 2016

Adopt a Plan to Prevent Workplace Violence   Texas Hotel & Lodging Association   On September 29, 2016, a Houston hotel employee was shot after confronting thieves attempting to burglarize… Read more »

Post Your Maximum Room Rates

October, 27 2016

Post Your Maximum Room Rates   Texas Hotel & Lodging Association   With the end of the year upon us, now is a great time to evaluate whether your hotel… Read more »

Hotel Industry Hosts Legislative Summit in Dallas

October, 27 2016

Hotel Industry Hosts Legislative Summit in Dallas   This month, Texas Hotel & Lodging Association, the Hotel Association of North Texas, and AAHOA jointly held a summit in Dallas attended… Read more »

Lodging Association City Council Forum a Huge Success

October, 27 2016

Lodging Association City Council Forum a Huge Success   THLA recently partnered with the Austin Hotel & Lodging Association to host its 2016 Austin City Council Candidate Forum.    … Read more »

Mark Your Calendars for the 2017 Short Course and Advanced Short Course!

September, 26 2016

Include These Invaluable Educational Opportunities in Your 2017 Budget Texas Hotel & Lodging Association's 72nd Annual Short Course is  scheduled for January 9 through 13, 2017 at the Hilton College… Read more »

ADA Focus: Service Animals

September, 26 2016

ADA Focus: Service Animals Lodging operators continue to have questions about when a guest is allowed to bring a service animal into the hotel under the Americans with Disabilities Act… Read more »

THLA Joins Lawsuit to Block New Overtime Rule

September, 26 2016

THLA Joins Lawsuit to Block New Overtime Rule This month, Texas Hotel & Lodging Association joined more than 55 other business groups as a named plaintiff in a lawsuit against… Read more »

FD&S Insurance

July, 29 2016

THLA Board Meeting

May, 12 2016