Ralph Hall http://ketr.org en Ratcliffe pledges to focus on spending, health care http://ketr.org/post/ratcliffe-pledges-focus-spending-health-care <p>One can forgive John Ratcliffe and his supporters for looking ahead to the former federal attorney's role in Washington, D.C.</p><p>Not only does the new Republican nominee for the Texas 4th&nbsp;congressional district seat come from a GOP-dominated district, but he also won't even be facing a Democratic opponent in the general election in November. Instead, Ratcliffe will be on the ballot with Libertarian J.P. Raley and independent Kenneth Lee Kammer&nbsp;in a contest that Democrats have decided to sit out.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:35:20 +0000 Mark Haslett 54483 at http://ketr.org Ratcliffe pledges to focus on spending, health care Hall: STEM programs 'vital to our nation's future' http://ketr.org/post/hall-stem-programs-vital-our-nations-future <p>Texas' 4th congressional district Rep. Ralph Hall joined Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and KETR General Manager Jerrod Knight for the April 2014 installment of KETR's local monthly talk show, <em>The President's Perspective</em>.</p><p>Unique to this broadcast was the opportunity to visit with the congressman at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. - a necessary element thanks to Hall's tight schedule. In fact, the program was short by five minutes as a quick vote on the House floor was announced, and staffers whisked him away.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:18:57 +0000 Jerrod Knight 51572 at http://ketr.org Hall: STEM programs 'vital to our nation's future' Hall to visit with Jones on KETR http://ketr.org/post/hall-visit-jones-ketr <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas’ </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District Rep. Ralph Hall will join Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce, for a live broadcast of 88.9 </span>KETR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The President’s Perspective at noon on Wed. April 2.</span></p><p></p><p>Hall, the World War II veteran who, at 90 years old, is the oldest serving member of Congress, will sit down with Jones and KETR’s Jerrod Knight for a live broadcast from the studio headquarters of NPR in Washington, D.C.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:59:22 +0000 KETR Staff 51290 at http://ketr.org Hall to visit with Jones on KETR A rundown of the runoffs on the May 27 ballot http://ketr.org/post/rundown-runoffs-may-27-ballot <p>Primary day may be over, but several primary races are far from settled.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:03:09 +0000 Jim Malewitz & Neena Satija & Julián Aguilar & Morgan Smith & Edgar Walters & Alexa Ura - The Texas Tribune 50250 at http://ketr.org A rundown of the runoffs on the May 27 ballot Ratcliffe forces runoff as incumbents struggle http://ketr.org/post/ratcliffe-forces-runoff-incumbents-struggle <p>It was a rough night for Republican incumbents in Northeast Texas. Some must dust themselves off and scrap again in a May 27 runoff election. And a couple lost outright.</p><p>Ralph Hall, who has represented Northeast Texas in Congress since 1980, will face challenger John Ratcliffe in a runoff. Ratcliffe, a former U.S. attorney during the George W. Bush administration, didn’t get too close to Hall in vote totals, but Hall’s failure to win a majority of ballots cast ensures a runoff.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 04:47:20 +0000 Mark Haslett 50226 at http://ketr.org Ratcliffe forces runoff as incumbents struggle Ratcliffe makes campaign stop in Commerce http://ketr.org/post/ratcliffe-makes-campaign-stop-commerce <p>The campaign of Republican John Ratcliffe, one of several challengers hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall in the race to represent the 4th&nbsp;Texas Congressional District, hosted an event in Commerce on Feb. 24.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over 20 supporters attended the gathering, and </span>Ratcliffe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with </span>KETR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about his differences with the longtime incumbent.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:15:00 +0000 Mark Haslett 49892 at http://ketr.org Ratcliffe makes campaign stop in Commerce Hall introduces bill to suspend salaries http://ketr.org/post/hall-introduces-bill-suspend-salaries <p>U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, who represents the 4<sup>th</sup> Congressional District of Texas, introduced a bill on Oct. 2 that would suspend salary payments to officials elected to national office during the duration of the current federal government shutdown.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:57:04 +0000 Mark Haslett 43723 at http://ketr.org Hall introduces bill to suspend salaries Hall supports NSA limits as Texas GOP split on vote http://ketr.org/post/hall-supports-nsa-limits-texas-gop-split-vote <p>Rep. Ralph Hall voted for an amendment that would have limited a phone records collection program run by the National Security Agency. The measure failed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:50:57 +0000 Mark Haslett 40524 at http://ketr.org Hall supports NSA limits as Texas GOP split on vote Jones on tuition bonds: 'There's still hope' http://ketr.org/post/jones-tuition-bonds-theres-still-hope <p>Last month, Dr. Jones discussed with our audience the fact that while the Texas legislature had failed to pass bills that would allow state universities to construct new academic buildings, there was a chance that the first special session would finalize the deal. It did not. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:54:25 +0000 Jerrod Knight 39491 at http://ketr.org Jones on tuition bonds: 'There's still hope' Ralph Hall donates papers to University http://ketr.org/post/ralph-hall-donates-papers-university <p>Congressman Ralph Hall finalized the donation of his personal papers and memorabilia to Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce today in a signing ceremony with President Dan R. Jones at the A&amp;M-Commerce at Rockwall facility.&nbsp; Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:51:37 +0000 Andrea Miller 39472 at http://ketr.org Ralph Hall donates papers to University