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.


Hopkins County jailbreak
4:21 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Escapees caught in Cooper

Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams answers reporters' questions minutes after Tucker and King were returned to the Hopkins County jail.
Mark Haslett KETR

The two men who escaped from the Hopkins County jail Tuesday morning were captured late Thursday afternoon in Cooper.

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Hopkins County
3:38 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Quiet Thursday morning follows Wednesday sighting

Tucker, left, and King remained at large Thursday.

The active search for escapees from the Hopkins County jail continued Thursday following a flurry of activity Wednesday evening.

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Kaufman County
11:18 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Threat against county staff results in arrest

Kaufman County, southeast of Dallas.
Wikimedia commons

56 year-old Terrell resident Nick Morale has been arrested for making a terroristic threat against a Kaufman County official.

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Hopkins County
5:01 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Law enforcement following '3 or 4 leads' in hunt

Brian Allen Tucker

The manhunt continues, with no timeline set for the conclusion of the effort to capture the men who escaped Tuesday.

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Hopkins County
3:05 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Manhunt continues near Sulphur Springs

Brian Allen Tucker, a 45-year-old capital murder suspect from Sulphur Springs, and John Marlin King, a 40-year-old from Cumby convicted of burglary, escaped from the jail's recreation yard.

Law enforcement officials from state and local agencies are continuing the search Wednesday for two escaped prisoners in the area around Sulphur Springs.

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Delta County
12:57 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Mystery bag of 'weed' found on Cooper town square

Delta County Sheriff's Deputy Charles Herford determined that the dried leaves were not oregano from an area pizzeria.
Cindy Roller KETR

Can you be-leaf it? There's no telling what one might find on the sidewalks of rural Northeast Texas town squares.

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City of Greenville
7:49 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Donor pledges $1M for YMCA

City of Greenville

Dr. Jerry Ransom really believes in the proposed YMCA/event center.

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Northeast Texas
12:27 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Paris Junior College to raise tuition $3/hour

Paris Junior College

The Paris Junior College Board of Regents approved a tuition increase of $3 per credit hour at its March 25 meeting.

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City of Commerce
11:51 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Fix the pool or build a new one?

The Commerce city pool at 1900 Park St., adjacent to City Park.

Commerce residents face a tough choice - whether to repair the city's decrepit pool or replace it.

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State legislature
10:50 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Deuell's abortion-facility bill moving through senate

State senator Bob Deuell, R-Greenville
State of Texas

A bill advancing through the Texas Legislature could drastically decrease the number of legal abortion facilities in the state.

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