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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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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A&M-Commerce
4:57 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Rollison to start at QB for Lions

Tyrik Rollison
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M-Commerce head football coach Colby Carthel has stated his intention to start former Sulphur Springs High School standout Tyrik Rollison at quarterback against Sul Ross State on Sept. 7.

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Texas Agriculture
2:55 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Cotton harvest beginning amid drought

Cotton harvests have already been completed in South Texas.
NPR

Northeast Texas cotton growers will be harvesting soon, as the region's agriculture producers are beginning to suffer from drought effects, according to this week's Texas Agrilife crop and weather report.

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Blacklands Turnpike
9:43 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Toll road meeting in Cooper on Thursday

A sign opposing a toll road in the Blacklands Corridor greets motorists near the site of a July 25 public meeting on the topic in Lavon.
Mark Haslett KETR

The board of the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority will meet this week, and the Blacklands Corridor is on the agenda.

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High School Football
12:25 am
Sat August 31, 2013

Lee stuns Sulphur Springs, 55-20

Sulphur Springs Wildcats
txhshelmetproject.com

It wasn’t just an explosive display from the Tyler Lee offense that led the Red Raiders to a surprising 55-20 victory at Sulphur Springs. 

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Texas Health
1:28 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Helping teens recognize and deal with dating abuse

Loveisrespect.org is an organization that provides answers for teens and anyone else with questions or concerns about dating abuse.

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High School Football
5:21 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Anna Coyotes: 2013 football preview

Anna Coyotes
txhshelmetproject.com

Anna High School football fans hope that six returning starters on offense and eight returners on defense can help the Coyotes break into the upper echelon of District 12-3A.

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High School Football
3:22 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Melissa Cardinals: 2013 football preview

Melissa Cardinals
txhshelmetproject.com

Melissa High School, just two years removed from winning the Class 2A Division 1 state championship, fared well in 3A last season with a district championship and a 9-3 finish.

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High School Football
11:57 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Nevada Community Braves: 2013 football preview

Community High School Braves
txhshelmetproject.com

It’s not that Community High School’s football team is a bad one. It’s just that they play in one of the tougher 3A districts in Texas.

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Keystone XL Pipeline
8:03 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Pipeline running behind schedule

The pipeline, which is following the eastern (purple) route, is expected to go online in early 2014.
StateImpact Texas

Construction of TransCanada’s Keystone Gulf Coast Pipeline is slightly behind plan, according to Genscape, a Kentucky-based provider of information to energy markets.

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