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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Franklin County
5:17 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Train derailment in remote area escaped notice

Remnants of the railroad bridge stand at the site where crews have been working following the partial derailment of a freight train near Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

A westbound freight train suffered a partial derailment near Mount Vernon earlier this month. But locals didn't notice until, days later, workers arrived to begin the clean-up.

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Keystone XL Pipeline
2:25 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Keystone XL appeal going to Greenville court

The eastern (purple) route is the one being built by TransCanada.
StateImpact Texas

The next development in the ongoing legal battle over the Keystone XL pipeline in Northeast Texas will occur next week. 

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Tomorrow's Water Today
8:04 am
Mon July 22, 2013

An unnatural canyon in Northeast Texas

The steep cliffs of the North Sulphur's riverbed.
Mark Haslett KETR

Most Northeast Texas rivers meander through lush, dense vegetation. The North Sulphur is different.

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Hunt County
6:00 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Methodist group repairs homes, builds relationships

Emily Hughes and Jeff Hodgekiss apply new paint to a house in Commerce.
Mark Haslett KETR

Over one hundred teenagers have descended on Commerce - and they're busy working.

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Greenville
7:40 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Men charged with dog fighting

Greenville Police Dept.

Two men have been charged with engaging in dog fights in Greenville.

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Tomorrow's Water Today
7:05 am
Mon July 15, 2013

North Sulphur project had unintended results

The North Sulphur River has more river channel than water.
Mark Haslett KETR

If you look at a map of the North Sulphur River as it passes through Fannin County and becomes the border between Lamar and Delta County, you’ll see that it’s suspiciously straight.

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Texas Legislature
12:05 am
Sat July 13, 2013

Senate gives final approval to abortion bill

Opponents and supporters of the abortion legilsation filled the capitol rotunda this summer as the bill made its way through the House and Senate.
NPR

The Texas Senate approved a sweeping overhaul of the state’s abortion restrictions late Friday night, with a vote of 19-11, thus clearing the way for the measure to be signed by Gov. Rick Perry.

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Texas Scribes
8:27 am
Fri July 12, 2013

'Go Down Looking': Closing reflections

"Go Down Looking" author Jim Ainsworth
provided photo

This week's program features an excerpt from “Go Down Looking,” a novel by Jim Ainsworth of Commerce.

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Texas Water
3:30 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Cooper Lake at less than half capacity as drought continues

Cooper Lake has retreated well past its former banks.
Cindy Roller KETR

Some welcome rains this afternoon aren't enough to make a dent in the overall drought in Northeast Texas.

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Texas Legislature
11:09 am
Wed July 10, 2013

House Bill 2 passes; Senate up next

NPR

The Texas House of Representatives this morning passed House Bill 2, the measure containing sweeping new restrictions on abortion.

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