State and Local Government

By: Jason, Ryan, and Cody

Bennett Ratliff

He represents the Texas house district 115
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About Bennett Ratliff

Bennett Ratliff is a civil engineer and small business owner in Coppell, Texas. He is a republican. His motto is, "an engineer with a conservative formula for a better Texas". He graduated from the university of Texas at Austin with a civil engineering degree. He founded The Ratliff Groups, LLC, an engineering and construction management firm, in Coppell in 2002 and has grown it to be one of the most successful and respected firms in its market segment. In 2013, Ratliff was given the Distinguised Engineering Award from the Texas Engineering Foundation of the Society of Professional Engineers in recognition of his distinguished service to the engineering profession. Prior to his legislative term, Ratliff was a nine-year elected member and Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of the Coppell Independent School District, had twice served as a delegate to the State Republican Party Convention and had been involved in a number of local and state Republican campaigns.


Students attending Coppellisd: 13,993

Between ages 18-64: 113,178

Percentage who got a college education: 49.5%

Comparison to rest of state: 26.1%

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Most worked occupation: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management.

Comparison to rest of state: More of the state works in educational services and health care and social assistance.

Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission

  • The mission of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is to serve the people of Texas, and protect the public health and safety, through consistent, fair and timely administration of the Alcoholic Beverage Code. A safe and healthy Texas served by an innovative Alcoholic Beverage Commission regulating a responsible and complaint alcoholic beverage industry.
  • The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission will: Apply the Alcoholic Beverage Code in a fair, consistent, and timely manner; exemplify courteous, ethical, and professional behavior; be physically responsible and accountable; and be accessible, transparent, efficient and effective.


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What the are trying to say

Basically it's saying business can apply for a permit to sell alcohol up to 2 am everyday. In order for them to do this they must apply for an application at the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission. Four business in Frisco applied and got the applications approved for their companies.