Ralph Hall

Texas Politics
1:35 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Ratcliffe pledges to focus on spending, health care

John Ratcliffe
Credit KERA

One can forgive John Ratcliffe and his supporters for looking ahead to the former federal attorney's role in Washington, D.C.

Not only does the new Republican nominee for the Texas 4th 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 in a contest that Democrats have decided to sit out.

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The President's Perspective
3:18 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Hall: STEM programs 'vital to our nation's future'


Texas' 4th congressional district Rep. Ralph Hall joined Texas A&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, The President's Perspective.

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.

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Texans in U.S. Government
10:59 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Hall to visit with Jones on KETR

U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall in Sulphur Springs in February.

Texas’ 4th Congressional District Rep. Ralph Hall will join Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce, for a live broadcast of 88.9 KETR’s The President’s Perspective at noon on Wed. April 2.

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.

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2014 Elections
3:03 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

A rundown of the runoffs on the May 27 ballot

KETR / ketr.org

Primary day may be over, but several primary races are far from settled. 

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2014 Elections
10:47 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Ratcliffe forces runoff as incumbents struggle

John Ratcliffe will face incumbent Ralph Hall in a May 27 runoff.

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.

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.

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2014 Elections
6:15 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Ratcliffe makes campaign stop in Commerce

John Ratcliffe

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 Texas Congressional District, hosted an event in Commerce on Feb. 24. Over 20 supporters attended the gathering, and Ratcliffe spoke with KETR about his differences with the longtime incumbent. 


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Texans in Federal Government
7:57 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Hall introduces bill to suspend salaries

U.S. Raplh Hall

U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, who represents the 4th 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.

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Texas U.S. Representatives
9:50 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Hall supports NSA limits as Texas GOP split on vote

Rep. Ralph Hall
Rep. Raplh Hall

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.

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The President's Perspective
3:54 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Jones on tuition bonds: 'There's still hope'

Texas Legislative Council

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.

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8:51 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Ralph Hall donates papers to University

Left to right: Andrea Weddle, President Dan R. Jones, Congressman Ralph Hall, Randy VanDeven, Greg Mitchell
Texas A&M University-Commerce Marketing Communications

Congressman Ralph Hall finalized the donation of his personal papers and memorabilia to Texas A&M University-Commerce today in a signing ceremony with President Dan R. Jones at the A&M-Commerce at Rockwall facility. 

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Water Supply
7:47 am
Wed December 19, 2012

More Water to Flow Through Area Pipes?

Soon, the waters of Lake Texoma may no longer be off limits to North Texas residents and businesses, including many in rural Hunt County. Legislation has been filed in the nation’s capital which would remove a bureaucratic barrier preventing local water districts from transporting drinking water out of the lake.

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Lake Texoma
9:10 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Bill Approved to Combat Lake Texoma's Zebra Mussels

District 4 US Rep. Ralph Hall (R - Rockwall)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The bill, passed by Congress Monday, was sponsored by U.S. Representative Ralph Hall of Texas.

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10:23 am
Mon May 28, 2012

The Ralph Hall freefall


ROCKWALL - Ahead of Tuesday’s primary election, 89-year-old Congressman Ralph Hall took time to skydive over the weekend to celebrate Memorial Day.

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8:46 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Cooper fails to appear on May 29 ballot

There have been some changes in the lineup of candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 4, as one name was left off the list.

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Texas political maps
8:41 am
Wed February 29, 2012

A local perspective on new district lines in Texas

SAN ANTONIO - Some of the new lines have been drawn for North Texas. Interim maps for Texas state House and Congressional districts were approved Tuesday.

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