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
5:50 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

McFarland honored at science building naming

Texas A&M University-Commerce president Dan Jones and president emeritus Keith McFarland.
Daniel Starks KETR

A few hundred people attended the naming ceremony of the Keith D. McFarland Science Building today.

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Hunt County
7:52 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Burn bust nets more than smoke

Hunt County Sheriff's Dept.

A Hunt County man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he was allegedly discovered setting fire to prohibited materials.

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Blacklands Turnpike
6:00 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Homeowners anxious in proposed road's path

The NETEX right-of-way, at left, has been identified as a possible route for a toll road.
Mark Haslett KETR

In western Hunt County, a nearby railroad right-of-way is now an ominous presence to some.

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Texas Legislature
6:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

What's your state representative up to?

The Texas Legislature meets every other year in Austin.
NPR

Here's a glance at committee assignments for state representatives from KETR's listening area.

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State legislature
11:42 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Bill would ban drone pics

It's currently legal to take photos of your neighbor's property using small drones like these - as long as the images are not used for commercial purposes.
Wikimedia commons

A state representative from Kaufman County wants to ban the practice of taking photos of private property using drones.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:52 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Public meetings address Hunt-Collin toll road

Large rolls of hay dot a field in western Hunt County, just north of the NETEX right-of-way.
Mark Haslett KETR

Citizen input continues on the proposed turnpike that would run from Greenville to Lavon.

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A&M-Commerce
1:52 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Lions lose in conference semis

Danielle Dixon and the Lions couldn't get past WT.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

West Texas A&M defeated A&M-Commerce 87-76 in a Lone Star Conference semifinal game at the Allen Events Center Friday afternoon.

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A&M-Commerce
2:11 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Lady Buffs roam into semis vs. Lions

Sophomore guard Ashlee Johnson and the Lions will face WT on Friday.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team will play West Texas A&M at noon on Friday in a conference semifinal game.

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A&M-Commerce
10:26 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Lion men ousted by Midwestern State

Devondrick Walker and the Lions had a long second half against the Mustangs.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball team lost 95-82 Wednesday night at the Allen Events Center in Allen.

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A&M-Commerce
2:05 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Lion women upset Abilene Christian

Junior forward Breanna Harris, junior guard Danielle Dixon and head coach Nicole Anderson helped lead the Lions to a first-round victory.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

The A&M-Commerce women's basketball team has advanced to the conference semifinals with a 80-79 upset victory.

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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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