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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Texas Water
2:17 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Okla. tribal rights could figure into Red River future

Just north of Lamar County, Texas, the Kiamichi River feeds Hugo Lake before flowing into Red River.
Joe Wertz StateImpact Oklahoma / NPR

The water rights of Native American nations in Oklahoma are based on decades-old agreements that haven't been quantified. How Oklahoma interprets those rights could affect water available to Texas and other states in the Red River Compact.

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Lamar County
9:28 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Body of missing Paris man found near Roxton

Paris Police Dept.

A forensics lab in Mesquite identified the decomposed body found Thursday under a bridge on FM 2122 near Roxton as a Paris man, according to Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass.

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Texas Water
5:24 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Supreme Court rules against Tarrant in water case

The Red River Compact governs water use among the four states that share the basin.
U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruled today in favor of Oklahoma and against a Texas water district wanting to purchase water from Oklahoma. The justices ruled that the Red River Compact "creates no cross-border rights in Texas."

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Fannin County
3:21 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Joe Strong, county commissioner, dies

Commissioner Joe Strong
heralddemocrat.com

Joe Strong, Fannin County Commissioner for Precinct 4, died on Wednesday.

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Texas Water
10:05 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Supreme Court rules for Okla. in water case

The Red River Compact, governing surface water use in parts of four states, was signed in 1978.
StateImpact Oklahoma

A decision from the nation's highest court today ruled that interstate water compacts do not preempt state laws.

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Hunt County
5:21 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Commerce tax office to re-open

Hunt County

The Eastern Branch Tax Office will re-open at its former location at 1114 Main St., according to a release from Tax Assessor-Collector Randy Wineinger.

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Mark Haslett's Blog
11:56 am
Sat June 8, 2013

Some weekend reading about domestic surveillance

President Obama and former president George W. Bush: Similar stances when it comes to what have been called "national security" issues.
NPR

As usual, the headlines are long on drama, short on context. ProPublica offers some help in understanding an issue that seems to have the country and its government on different pages.

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Texas Scribes
8:18 am
Fri June 7, 2013

'Go Down Looking': Riding Eagle's Nest

'Go Down Looking' by Jim Ainsworth of Cumby, Texas.

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

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Northeast Texas
7:58 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Send us your county fair photos!

A classic car rolls through Cooper during the 2012 Delta County Fair.
Cindy Roller / KETR

KETR wants your county fair photos - selected pictures will be published in an online gallery later this month.

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Mark Haslett's Blog
5:23 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

How do you say something's the crawfish's pajamas?

Mmm, crawfish beignets. Or are they crawdad beignets? Depends on what part of the South you're from. And if you say "crayfish," chances are you also say "you guys."
NPR

Maps are fun, visual representations of data are more fun and talking about how Southerners are different from the rest of the country - that's the most fun of all.

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