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
3:30 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Councilmen, Alexander offer closing thoughts

Jeff Dailey: "I've also seen other behaviors and other actions that you may have never seen."
City of Greenville

If you couldn't attend Tuesday night's late-running Greenville city council meeting, here are audio clips from the minutes after the council emerged from its executive session.

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Keystone XL Pipeline
10:39 am
Thu May 16, 2013

TransCanada crews begin work at Red'Arc Farm

In this undated 2013 photograph, Julia Crawford Trigg stands alongside the fence dividing her property from the area granted to TransCanada.
provided photograph

Rain, thunder and lightning did not deter TransCanada workers from beginning major operations at Julia Trigg Crawford's Red'Arc farm in northwestern Lamar County on Thursday morning.

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Northeast Texas Weather
9:54 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Storms rolling through NE Texas on Thursday

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service advises that storms will occur northeast of a Gainesville to Emory line through midday today.

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News and Culture Notebook
9:44 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Storm pics, videos collected by DFW media

A tornado near Watherford on May 15.
Twitter (@GrantJNBC5)

Northeast Texas was spared from the worst of last night's storms, but to the west, the North Texas communities of Granbury, Cleburne and Ennis suffered devastation and, in Granbury, deaths.

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City of Greenville
4:36 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Conflict with L-3 doomed Alexander's tenure

Councilman Jeff Dailey explains his decision to vote to remove Steven Alexander as city manager. At right are city secretary Debra Newell, Alexander, city attorney Daniel Ray, councilman Dan Perkins and mayor Steve Reid.
Mark Haslett

Both supporters and opponents of former Greenville city manager Steven Alexander agreed that the troubled relationship between the city and its largest employer led to Alexander's dismissal.

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City of Greenville
11:19 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Greenville fires city manager

Steven Alexander
City of Greenville

Following an emotional but civil evening of public testimonials, the Greenville city council voted 5-2 to terminate the contract of city manager Steven Alexander.

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KETR's Locker Room
2:00 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Big sports questions answered by radio veterans

Kevin Jefferies
Jared Horn TAMUC Photo

Taylor and Ryan are out of town, so KETR's Kevin Jefferies and Mark Haslett joined Cooper Welch on the Locker Room today to discuss some big sports questions, and talk a little NBA and NHL playoff action.

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May 2013 Election
11:12 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Voters approve bonds, alcohol sales get mixed results

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Voters around Northeast Texas said yes to bond proposals, gave a thumbs-up for incumbents and were split on alcohol sales in May 11 elections.

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Voter Guide 2013: Alcohol regulation
2:10 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Delta County: Last dry county in East Texas?

Most Texas dry counties are in the northwestern quadrant of the state.
www.tabc.state.tx.us

If Mount Vernon voters approve either of two alcohol-sales ballot initiatives on May 11 - and voters in the Piney Woods town of Tatum do the same - that would leave Delta County the last dry county in East Texas.

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Voter Guide 2013: Hunt Co.
11:40 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Campbell alcohol vote, council contests on tap

KETR

Campbell residents will decide on two ballot initiatives, including one regarding alcohol sales, while voters elsewhere in Hunt County will determine city council races.

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