Mark Haslett

News Director

Mark Haslett comes to KETR having served at High Plains Public Radio in Amarillo, where he worked as News Director and later as Director of Programming. His work has been broadcast on National Public Radio, KERA, KCUR and other public radio stations. Haslett enjoys the privilege and responsibility of keeping communities well-informed. He has also worked as an editor and reporter at newspapers in the Southwest and Midwest. Haslett developed a passion for radio as a youth, when he helped his father, a program host at WRBC-AM in Jackson, Miss. He enjoys travel and has worked abroad in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Haslett is a graduate of Arlington High School and earned a B.A. in English from Tufts University in Medford, Mass.

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Tomorrow's Water Today
7:57 am
Mon August 12, 2013

It's infrastructure investment, not environmentalism

The statewide drought is worst in Northwest Texas, but includes most of the state.
State of Texas

Many Texas business leaders and Republicans are advocating dipping into the state's Rainy Day Fund to the tune of $2 billion to fund the state's water plan.

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High School Football
9:00 am
Sun August 11, 2013

Bogata Rivercest Rebels: 2013 football preview

Rivercrest High School Rebels
txhshelmetproject.com

Rivercrest High School's football team will rely on a pair of juniors to lead the way in 2012.

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High School Football
8:00 am
Sun August 11, 2013

Alba-Golden Panthers: 2013 football preview

Alba-Golden High School Panthers
txhshelmetproject.com

Alba-Golden High School seems stuck in the middle of District 8-2A Division 2.

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High School Football
7:00 am
Sun August 11, 2013

Como-Pickton Eagles: 2013 football preview

Como-Pickton High School Eagles
txhshelmetproject.com

They’re not baby birds, but no one’s going to mistake this year’s Eagles team for old buzzards.

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High School Football
6:00 am
Sun August 11, 2013

Paris Chisum Mustangs: 2013 football preview

Chisum High School Mustangs
txhshelmetproject.com

Chisum High's football program has been needing a guy like new head coach Bo Wasurick for a while.

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City of Sulphur Springs
9:49 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Sulphur Springs council to schedule public hearings on taxes

City of Sulphur Springs

A special meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 125 South Davis. 

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Keystone XL Pipeline
4:58 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Keystone XL fight could go to Texas Supreme Court

The Keystone XL Pipeline in Northeast Texas goes through Lamar County, including the property owned by Julia Crawford.
Mark Haslett KETR

As the southern leg of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Texas is almost complete, the legal battle over whether the pipeline should be there continues. 

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High School Football
7:00 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Trenton Tigers: 2013 football preview

Trenton Tigers
Texas High School Helmet Project http://www.txhshelmetproject.com/

Trenton High School enters its second season of varsity football following an absence from the sport. Last year’s obligatory rebuilding campaign was a predictably rough one, with the Tigers managing a single non-district win against nine losses.

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News and Culture Notebook
1:42 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Stunning video of Dallas shot by mini-copter

Brian Aiken's video of Dallas has been buzzing on the Internet.
YouTube

If you're wondering how high those little helicopters with cameras can go, the answer is: Pretty high. Watch this video of Dallas.

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Tomorrow's Water Today
7:48 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Amendment would start new fund with 'rainy day' money

Texas Speaker of the House of Representatives Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) is helping organize support for the porposed state constitutional amendment that would create a new water fund.
NPR

Two billion dollars. That’s how much money needs to be spent on water projects in Texas, according to the State Legislature.

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