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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Kaufman County
9:58 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Murder suspect's wife confesses to plot

Kim Williams
Kaufman County Sheriff's Department

In a strange turn, Kim Williams, the wife of murder suspect Eric Williams, has been charged with one count of capital murder.

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Spring weather
8:11 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Thunderstorms likely Thursday

Storms could be severe northwest of Fort Worth.
NWS DFW

The storm system that will likely bring storms to Northeast Texas should be weakening by the time it passes east of Interstate 35 corridor, forecasters say.

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City of Commerce
1:46 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Pool likely topic at council meeting

The Commerce city council meets at 6 p.m. on April 16 in the city's municipal complex.
Mark Haslett

City leaders will revisit the question of what to do about the city’s troubled municipal swimming pool.

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Hopkins County jailbreak
2:36 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Rockwall man jailed for joke gone wrong

Darrell Don Green of Rockwall turned himself in to authorities after learning he was wanted by the law.
myssnews.com

In a strange footnote to the Hopkins County jailbreak story, a Rockwall man has been jailed for fabricating evidence related to the chase.

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Delta County
9:01 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Fatal crash on Hwy. 24

A major accident occurred on S.H. 24 near Cooper.
Cindy Roller

The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Thursday near Cooper, close to the intersection with County Road 2000.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:27 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Planners: 'Blacklands corridor' needs study

The proposed toll road would follow the route of the old railroad line, which borders many homes in western Hunt County.
Mark Haslett

Northeast Texas communities, interested in the fate of the "Blacklands Corridor," await today's revision of the regional transportation plan.

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City of Commerce
3:27 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Roman baths, libraries a model for Commerce?

The baths at Caracalla - where Romans would nurture the health of body and intellect.
Wikimedia commons

A combination swimming pool/library might sound odd today, but ancient Romans cared for both body and mind at similar facilities.

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Agenda Texas
8:46 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Education, gambling on tap this week

NPR

Schooling and gambling are hot topics at the state legislature this week.

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Spring weather
8:38 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Showers, storms on way through NE Texas

KETR

Thunderstorms are expected to cross the region early Wednesday morning and, while they are expected to be pretty strong, forecasters say severe weather is not likely in Northeast Texas.

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Hunt County
5:40 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Commerce police warn of counterfeit bills

wikimedia commons

Counterfeit money has been showing up at businesses in Commerce.

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