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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Rockwall County
1:10 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

In Royse City, the road remains the same

Texas State Highway 66 is an east-west thoroughfare that runs parralel to and north of Interstate 30 in Rockwall County.
Wikimedia Commons

When planned improvements to State Highway 66 from Rockwall to Royse City involved changing Royse City's historic downtown, citizens spoke up. Jim Hardin of the Herald-Banner tells what happened next.

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Northeast Texas Weather
8:31 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Rain, mild temps on way to region

Most of North Texas is expected to receive over an inch of rain.
NWS

A welcome change in the weather is on its way to Northeast Texas.

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A&M-Commerce
11:02 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Lions shock Delta State, 45-37

Ronald Fields returns his fourth quarter interception which helped lead the Lions to the 45-37 victory over 25th-ranked Delta State.
lionathletics.com

When A&M-Commerce head coach Colby Carthel was hired back in January, he alluded to the idea that the Lions were a sleeping giant just waiting to be awoken.

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A&M-Commerce
3:07 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Live blog of Lions football from AT&T Stadium

Join KETR.org during this afternoon's game at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Mark Haslett

Listen at 88.9 FM or online here at KETR.org, and follow our live blog of the A&M-Commerce vs. Delta State game today as well. Kickoff is 5 p.m. There will be no video stream for this game.

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Northeast Texas Health
1:12 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Medicare change would affect three area hospitals

Hunt Regional Community Hospital at Commerce, Red River Regional Hospital in Bonham and Mother Frances Hospitalin Winnsboro are currently Critical Access Hospitals that qualify for special Medicare reimbursement rates.
provided photo

A federal agency’s recommendation for Medicare could spell trouble for the hospitals in Bonham, Commerce and Winnsboro.

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Texans in U.S. Government
9:10 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Cruz, Hall opposed to Syria involvement

U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall
U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall

Texans representing Northeast Texas - all Republicans - either oppose or remain undecided regarding possible U.S. military action in Syria.

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Delta County
12:57 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Cooper Bulldogs attract notice

Cooper's Darmarcus Robinson gains ground against Commerce on Sept. 6 at Memorial Stadium in Commerce.
Cindy Roller KETR/Cooper Review

The Cooper High School team won't be able to sneak up on unsuspecting opponents this year.

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A&M-Commerce
9:43 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Lions dominate Sul Ross State, 51-6

A&M-Commerce players and fans join in the alma mater after the Lions' 51-6 victory over Sul Ross State at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 7.
Mark Haslett

The Lions didn’t just win. They sent the Lobos yelping back to West Texas like scalded pups.

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A&M-Commerce
4:27 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

New-look Lions facing old-school opponent

Head coach Colby Carthel inherited a team that went 1-9 in back-to-back seasons.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

College football is back in Northeast Texas – and the A&M-Commerce Lions will be kicking off the 2013 season Saturday at 6 p.m. with a home game against Sul Ross State University.

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Blacklands Turnpike
1:08 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Sulphur mobility authority waiting on NCTCOG study

The Blacklands Corridor study area as defined by the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
NCTCOG

The meeting of the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority in Cooper on Sept. 5 included a review of the current situation surrounding the Blacklands Corridor.

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