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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A&M-Commerce
12:23 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

University to outsource 125 staff

Texas A&M University-Commerce

The move is part of a system-wide reorganization of Texas A&M service employees.

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Greenville
12:00 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Hunt Regional Medical Center has power hiccup

Hunt Regional Medical Center

The hospital operated on reduced power for a while late Wednesday morning.

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Hunt County
7:47 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Murder indictment handed down

Hunt County Corrections Center

A Commerce woman has been indicted in connection with a deadly stabbing.

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City of Greenville
7:41 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Big bonds in town

City of Greenville

City council elections are set, but the vote on the bonds that would fund a new YMCA and other projects remains unscehduled.

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Black history month
6:15 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

'March with Me' into child's view of civil rights struggle

Turner's book features a black narrator and her white friend coming of age in 1960s Alabama.
Rosalie Turner

Rosalie Turner, author of historical fiction set in 1960s Birmingham, Ala., is in Commerce this week.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:11 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Transportation plan coming April 11

Neal Barker of Public Werks described the Blacklands Turnpike proposal to the public in Commerce on Feb. 5.
Mark Haslett KETR

The North Texas Council of Governments will reveal its new transportation plan - which could include the Blacklands Turnpike - on April 11.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:14 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Public Werks, NETEX moved quickly to advance project

The Blacklands Turnpike would run from Greenville to Lavon.
Daniel Starks KETR

The proposed Blacklands Turnpike went from concept to project over the past year.

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Bomb threat
6:45 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Corsicana campus closed today

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Navarro College in Corsicana, host to the A&M-Commerce Navarro Partnership, is closed Thursday because of a bomb threat.

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Mark Haslett's Blog
8:06 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Chagall at DMA: Sublimity from the stage

Model for the curtain in the first act of "The Firebird" by Stravinsky: The Enchanted Forest, 1945. Marc Chagall, 1887–1985.Collage with paper, watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper. Private collection.
© Archives Marc et Ida Chagall. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art

Chagall: Beyond Color, on view at the Dallas Museum of Art through May 26, opened Feb. 17.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:35 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Looking online for answers about developers

An image from the front page of the cottonbeltcorridor.com.
cottonbeltcorridor.com

Finding out which company is trying to contract with the government requires just a little digging around.

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Blacklands Turnpike
6:48 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Getting to know NETEX

Sam Young, Franklin County NETEX board member
Franklin County

What is the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District and what's its role in the proposed Blacklands Turnpike project?

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Rockwall shooting
6:36 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Lewis charged with murder, attempted murder

Texas Department of Public Safety

Former Hunt County constable Anthony Dewayne Lewis, 47, has been charged with one count of murder and one of attempted murder following a shooting Saturday night in Rockwall.

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Former Hunt Co. Constable
9:24 pm
Sat February 16, 2013

Rockwall rampage leaves woman dead

Anthony Lewis, a former Hunt County constable suspected in a fatal shooting in Rockwall, was shot by law enforcement near Greenville.

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Mark Haslett's Blog
11:49 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Development, where ideology meets pragmatism

Thomas Jefferson loathed government on principle, but overcame his revulsion when it suited his purposes.
NPR

In Northeast Texas, the proposed Blacklands Turnpike resembles any other development project in that it has business leaders excited and affected landowners angry.

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Hunt County
8:43 am
Fri February 15, 2013

FM 1570, SH 34 get green light

FM 1570 is planned to connect to U.S. 380
Texas Department of Transportation

Two major highway improvement projects in Hunt County got the thumbs-up on Thursday.

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