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.


Voter Guide 2013: Hopkins Co.
10:38 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Oxford to take third swing at council seat

Sulphur Springs City Hall
Wikimedia commons

Charles Oxford hopes that that the third time will be a charm as he tries once again to regain a city council seat.

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10:28 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Facebook threat locks down Greenville schools

Wikimedia commons

Officers with the Greenville Police Department are interviewing a juvenile suspect regarding a threat that was made on Facebook.

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Voter Guide 2013: Lamar Co.
9:48 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Paris: Big bonds in town

Paris, Texas

Repairing water and sewer lines in Paris would cost an estimated $45 million - the kind of money available only through bonds.

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Voter Guide 2013: Rockwall Co.
1:40 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Fate, Rowlett council places up for grabs

Fate City Hall

Two city council places are contested in the Rockwall County community of Fate's election on May 11.

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Voter Guide 2013: Eastern Collin Co.
11:48 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Josephine, Lowry Crossing face alcohol-sales question

Josephine water tower
City of Josephine

The eastern Collin County communities of Josephine and Lowry Crossing will decide whether to legalize alcohol sales in the May 11 election.

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Voter Guide 2013: Fannin Co.
11:08 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Ladonia alderman race highlights Fannin contests


Eight candidates are running for three seats in Ladonia's race for alderman.

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Agenda Texas
9:02 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Flynn, gun rights in spotlight in Austin

Texas Legislative Council

A Northeast Texas legislator - Dan Flynn - has a high profile in the debate over gun control in this year's legislative session.

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Blacklands Turnpike
5:31 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Morris: Public will retain planning control

Michael Morris
North Central Texas Council of Governments

The director of the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Transportation Department says that a bill in the Texas Legislature - Senate Bill 1110 - would neither increase nor decrease the likelihood of the Blacklands Turnpike becoming a reality.

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Texas Music
3:26 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

'Possum' leaves behind unique legacy

George Jones

The drinking made the headlines, but George Jones will be remembered most for his voice.

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Collin County
12:49 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Public transit rolling toward Princeton, Farmersville

One of the three service zones is centered around U.S. Hwy. 380 east of McKinney.

Communities in eastern Collin County will soon have some public transportation options for getting into McKinney or elsewhere in the area.

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