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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Hunt County
8:18 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Court rules against MRSA victim

Hunt County Sheriff's Department

A court has upheld a judgment in favor of Hunt County, which had been sued by the parents of a boy who became seriously ill while detained.

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Delta County
2:08 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Camp Shed, Mount Joy receive markers

Randall and Reynold Jones at the March 2 event.
Cindy Roller KETR

Two Delta County cemeteries were recently recognized by the State of Texas.

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Kaufman County
6:05 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Plane crash kills 1 near Terrell

Federal Aviation Administration

One person is dead in a plane crash near an airport east of Dallas.

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A&M-Commerce
2:43 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Lions cagers ready to bust brackets

Junior guard Danielle Dixon averages 9.8 points per game for the Lions.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's and women's basketball teams will play in the conference tournament beginning Wednesday.

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Hopkins County
12:37 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

When gators attack...a remotely operated camera

This alligator was photographed inside his Hopkins County home.
Michael Woodall

Hog hunters at Sulphur Bluff Ranch discovered one of the county's more reclusive residents.

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Blacklands Turnpike
10:47 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Public meetings set for Richardson, Arlington

In this area north of Caddo Mills in Hunt County, a line of trees marks the right-of-way that would be used by the proposed toll road.
Mark Haslett KETR

The North Texas Council of Governments will host public meetings for input on the region's transportation plan.

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A&M-Commerce
12:49 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

On the call with KETR's Charlie Chitwood

Chitwood interviews men's basketball head coach Sam Walker at The Field House in Commerce.
Mark Haslett KETR

Charlie Chitwood is the new voice of Lions basketball, but he's no stranger to the microphone.

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A&M-Commerce
1:41 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

KETR's Knight, Meinke pick up TAPB awards

Versatile program producer Matt Meinke dominated the production category.
KETR

KETR won first place in its division in the categories of light feature, serious feature, website and use of actuality-production.

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A&M-Commerce
12:56 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

University: Outsourced staff to keep jobs, pay

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Staff affected by the change will learn details of the transition at a meeting March 6.

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Hunt County
12:21 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Home north of Commerce robbed

Hunt County Sheriff's Department

Hunt County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking three suspects connected to a home invasion armed robbery near Commerce earlier in the day.

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Collin County
12:12 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Threat results in Spring Creek campus closure

The Spring Creek Campus of Collin College.
Collin College

A phoned-in bomb threat prompted Collin College officials to close the school's Spring Creek campus in Plano on Friday.

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Hopkins County
7:49 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Learning Channel to feature glass public bathroom

You can see out, but they can't in. Cindy Roller explains why a national television network will be spotlighting Sulphur Springs.

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Van Zandt County
3:40 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

School maintenance man shot during gun training

Van Independent School District

A Van schools employee was shot accidentally during a concealed handgun license class on Wednesday.

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Severe weather readiness
8:08 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Storm spotter training coming to Greenville

National Weather Service

The free class teaches people how to interpret severe weather events.

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Delta County
3:58 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Arrests made following storage-space break-ins

Suspects are in custody following Feb. 15 thefts from a Cooper business.
Cindy Roller KETR

Less than two weeks after the theft, sheriff's department makes busts.

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