RANGER HALL OF FAME
The purpose of this document is to prescribe policies
and procedures for the nomination, selection, and
induction of personnel into the Ranger Hall of Fame
and for the maintenance of records on these actions.
The Ranger Hall of Fame was established in October of
1994 as the result of a recommendation of the Ranger
Exes Association to the Ranger Historical Preservation
Society. For some years the Exes Association had
supported a Ranger Football Hall of Fame which was
established to recognize those varsity football
players of the Ranger High School who had excelled
in the sport and thereby brought accolades to the
school. In recommending to the Historical Society the
establishment of the Ranger Hall of Fame, the Exes
Association sought to widen the population from which
nominees could be drawn as well as widen the scope of
the effort. The idea is to develop a Ranger Hall of
Fame which will include those who have made significant
contribution(s), in one form or another, to the
development of the City of Ranger, Texas over its
history. A significant contribution may be defined
as any action or sustained series of actions beyond
the realm of normal performance which has substantially
enhanced the name and/or growth of Ranger.
The Ranger Exes Association will aid the Historical
Preservation Society through announcing the formation
of the Hall of Fame in its periodic newsletter and
through announcing pertinent data pertaining to the
Hall of Fame, i.e. solicitation of nominees, deadlines,
etc., through the same medium.
Selections for induction into the Ranger Hall of Fame
will be made annually in time to be announced at a
NOMINATIONS TO THE RANGER HALL OF FAME
A. Nomination Procedures:
1. Anyone may submit a nomination. The person making
the nomination should be familiar with the nominee’s
2. A nomination must include as a minimum:
(a) Name, address, and telephone number of nominator.
(b) Biographical sketch as shown in Appendix A.
(c) Detailed and documented narrative description of
the nominee’s significant contribution(s) to
(d) An 8x10 photograph (if available) which will be
displayed permanently in the Ruth Terry Denney
(e) Supplemental documentation may be included to
assist in documenting and verifying contributions.
(f) Nominations submitted without sufficient details
and documentation will be held in an inactive file
and will not be acted upon by the selection board
until more information is provided. Nominators will
be promptly notified if his/her nomination falls
into this category.
(g) Nominations should be mailed to:
ATTENTION: Ranger Hall of Fame - Nomination
Ranger Historical Preservation Society
P.O. Box 320
Ranger, TX 76470-0320
NOTE: It is very important that all nominations should
be addressed specifically to Attention: Ranger Hall of
Fame. This will allow all nominations to be opened and
viewed only by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
1. Once nominated, the nomination will remain active for 4 years
unless determined by a simple
majority of board members that the file should no longer be
reviewed for induction.
2. If a nominee is not inducted after four consecutive reviews
by the selection board, the nomination shall be placed in an
inactive status. After a 1-year waiting period, the nominee
can be considered again if renominated. If a renomination is
received during the waiting period, the nomination will be
effective when the year is over. In no event shall an individual
remain under consideration for more than four consecutive years.
3. The nomination process may continue indefinitely. The files
containing biographical histories and documentation shall be
maintained by the Ranger Historical Preservation Society.
C. Selection Board:
1. The convening of the selection board is an official proceeding.
The president and members of the board will be appointed by the
Ranger Historical Preservation Society.
2. Each selection board member will arrive at his/her own independent
conclusion as to who should be inducted. Board members shall not
communicate with each other about nominees prior to the selection
board. Conduct of the board and decision making will not be
discussed with non board members.
3. The goal each year is to induct not more than two nominees.
4. Individuals inducted must be chosen solely on their significant
contribution(s) to Ranger, Texas. Each selectee must be able to
stand up to close scrutiny. Sex, ethnicity and/or religion will
not be discriminators.
FORMAT FOR JUSTIFICATION OF NOMINATION TO THE RANGER HALL OF FAME
First, Middle, Last
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:_________________________________
DATE DECEASED:___________________________ (if applicable)
(if deceased, spouse, or next of kin)
PRESENT OCCUPATION: _____________________________________
(Date retired if applicable)
PUBLICATIONS/CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICALS: (if applicable,
EDUCATION: (Civilian and military (if applicable); include
dates attended and degrees earned, if known)
LIST OF POSSIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE NOMINEE:
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION (S) TO RANGER, TEXAS (Narrative of
INCLUDE PHOTOGRAPH (if available)