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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City of Greenville
8:10 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Greenville owes state millions in sales tax revenue

City of Greenville

The City of Greenville intends to repay millions of dollars in sales tax revenue it owes to the State of Texas.

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Texas Scribes
8:18 am
Fri June 28, 2013

'Go Down Looking': Starting over at home

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
2:10 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Lake Ralph Hall plan clears hurdle

Texas Highway 34 crosses the North Sulphur River north of Ladonia.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will be the next agency to review the plan for Lake Ralph Hall, which supporters say would be an environmental boon as well as a needed water source.

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City of Greenville
8:27 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Council votes against broadcasting meetings

City of Greenville

Apparently, a majority of the members of the Greenville City Council were not ready for their close-up, as they voted Tuesday against spending money for the video streaming of meetings.

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KETR's Locker Room
6:00 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Would you take him back?

Josh Hamilton batting for the Los Angeles Angels
wendyb104 https://secure.flickr.com/photos/wendyb104/

A few days ago 103.3 ESPN posed this question: If the Angels offered to trade Josh Hamilton back to the Rangers and absorb half of his contract, would you want him back? 

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Texas Elections and Voting
1:09 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Photo ID now required to vote in Texas

Volunteers check in a voter in Palo Pinto in November 2008.
NPR

If you want to vote in Texas, you'd better bring your photo ID.

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Texas Legislature
12:53 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Bill could close all but one of DFW abortion facilities

Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center, located at 8616 Greenville Ave. in Dallas, could be the only abortion provider in Dallas-Fort Worth if Senate Bill 5 becomes law.
http://www.southwesternwomens.com/

Eight facilities in Dallas-Fort Worth currently offer abortions. If Senate Bill 5 becomes law, that number could drop to one.

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Keystone XL Pipeline
1:17 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

One injured in Okla. pipeline protest

Protestors disrputed the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline near Seminole, Okla., on Monday.
provided photograph gptarsandsresistance.org

Eight people locked themselves to construction equipment and a work trailer Monday to delay construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Oklahoma.

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News and Culture Notebook
10:27 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Larger 'dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico predicted

An oxygen-starved hypoxic zone, commonly called a dead zone and shown in red, forms each summer in the Gulf of Mexico. Fish and shellfish either leave the oxygen-depleted waters or die, resulting in losses to commercial and sports fisheries.
NOAA

If you're planning a Gulf of Mexico trip this summer, it might be worth the extra drive to visit South Texas instead of Louisiana.

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Texas Legislature
9:47 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Laubenberg 'rape kit' comment draws attention

Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker)
Texas House of Representatives

With the eyes of Texas and the nation on Austin this week as the legislature moves to pass a bill restricting abortions in the state, a Monday morning comment from the bill's sponsor, Jodie Laubenberg of Parker, has drawn widespread attention.

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