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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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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Texas Legislature
3:22 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Mid-afternoon report: Amendments to HB2 voted down

Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) was among several lawmakers who took center stage during Tuesday's activity.
Filipa Rodrigues KUT

Several amendments were proposed, but none approved, as the Texas House of representatives continues its proceedings regarding House Bill 2, the measure that would overhaul the state's abortion rules.

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Texas Health
1:07 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Delta has highest abortion rate in area; Lamar lowest

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Department of State Health Services statistics show that among counties in the KETR service area, Delta County has the highest rate of abortion.

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Texas Government
2:02 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Perry won't seek re-election, won't rule out 2016 prez bid

Gov. Rick Perry
NPR

In San Antonio, Gov. Rick Perry announced today that he won't seek re-election as Texas governor. Perry also did not rule out another run at the presidency in 2016.

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Tomorrow's Water Today
7:05 am
Mon July 8, 2013

When the North Sulphur was a swamp

Land near the North Sulphur River that would be submerged under the proposed Lake Ralph Hall. The area was once a swamp.
Mark Haslett KETR

The plan to build Lake Ralph Hall in southern Fannin County is mainly a response to the region's water needs. But there's an environmental aspect with its roots in the area's natural history.

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