November 2018 Election Update

November 2018 Election Update

This November’s midterm elections set new records for the State of Texas and reflects a new shift in direction for Texas politics. Over 8.3 million Texans turned out to vote in this midterm, nearly doubling the 4.6 million who turned out in the 2014 midterm election....
Top Hospitality Trends in 2018

Top Hospitality Trends in 2018

  The hospitality industry changes constantly, and these changes happen faster all the time. As the industry grows alongside technical advances, so grows the diversity of consumer needs. The latest hotel industry trends highlight the need to build effective...
Midland Texas, The Tall City

Midland Texas, The Tall City

Midland, nicknamed The Tall City, stands high on the West Texas horizon and offers experiences with presidents, petroleum, art, and history. Located on Interstate 20 halfway between Dallas and El Paso, Midland is the business headquarters of the Permian Basin, the...
Employment Practice Risks for Small Hotels

Employment Practice Risks for Small Hotels

by David Pihlgren, Hospitality Resource Group Texas led the nation in EEOC claims against employers in 2017. Half of those claims were against small business employers with 100 employees or less. While claims are typically brought for age, race, religious, and...
November Midterm Pre-Election Update 2018

November Midterm Pre-Election Update 2018

By Texas Lobby Group, THLA’s lobby team Fueled by the hotly contested race between Senator Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O’Rourke, turnout for this year’s midterm election in Texas is set to dwarf that of the 2016 presidential election. About 15.8 million Texans are...
Short-Term Rental (STR) Update 2018

Short-Term Rental (STR) Update 2018

Short-term rental (STR) regulations in Texas are a hot topic among city governments around the nation. An increasing number of Texas communities have ordinances in place to manage local STRs in terms of registration, location, property inspection, the collection of...
City of Austin Issues Boil Water Notice

City of Austin Issues Boil Water Notice

October 22, 2018 Today, the City of Austin issued a city-wide boil water notice after flooding overwhelmed the City’s water treatment capacity. Hotels should take precautions to ensure guest safety is maintained.  Be sure to provide bottled water for guests to...

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