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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Hopkins County
5:09 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Helicopter chase ends in arrest

A police helicopter helped track down a suspect evading arrest in Hopkins County.
Cindy Roller KETR

A manhunt in northern Hopkins County on Wednesday ended in an arrest.

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A&M-Commerce men's basketball
8:28 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Lions clawing for postseason position

The A&M-Commerce men's basketball team and their Wednesday night guests, Abilene Christian, are battling for the Lone Star Conference's final playoff spot.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

It’s not literally a “must-win” game, but it sure is close to being one.

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Greenville-Lavon Toll Road
4:17 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

'Blacklands Turnpike' discussed in Commerce

Lions Club member and A&M-Commerce professor Betty Block, left, talks to K. Neal Barker of Dallas-based Public Werks. In the background at right is Brenda Short of Fate, who opposes the project.
Mark Haslett

A representative from the private firm designing the proposed toll road addressed the Lions Club in Commerce on Tuesday.

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Splash Kingdom
8:51 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Greenville water park talks progressing

Splash Kingdom Waterparks

Negotiations designed to bring a Splash Kingdom water park to Greenville continue.

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Greenville-Lavon Road
11:01 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Toll road developer to speak in Commerce

Neal Barker of Public Werks, Inc.
Public Werks, Inc.

The next round in the public conversation about the Greenville-Lavon road will occur in Commerce.

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Hearing Wednesday
10:14 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Child abuse trial to begin this week

Greenville PD

One of two Hunt County residents indicted for child abuse in 2011 will be going to trial this week.

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False standoff nets noone
8:56 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Greenville weapons-theft suspect eludes police, remains on run

Greenville PD

Police in Greenville spent much of the day and evening Thursday at an apparent standoff on Rabb Drive, only to find the house empty.

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Fatal attack
1:59 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

After murder of assistant D.A., Kaufman shooting suspects at large

Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse
Kaufman County

Kaufman County assistant district attorney Mark Hasse was shot dead outside the county courthouse Thursday, county officials said.

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Van Zandt County
7:09 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Explosion injures two

The accident occurred at a facilty on S.H. 110 north of Van.
vanzandtcounty.org

Two 24-year-olds have been injured in explosion and fire at an oil and gas firm's facility north of Van.

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Police Report
6:26 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Stolen car, items recovered during Commerce arrest

Commerce Police Department

A house-burglary call led to to an arrest of a man in possession of a stolen car and other items.

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Police Report
6:06 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Commerce man detained at gunpoint

Commerce Police Department

A Commerce man found himself detained by a homeowner armed with a gun, local police said.

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Return to glory?
6:34 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Colby Carthel named new head football coach at A&M-Commerce

My own kind of hat: Colby Carthel, who wore maroon for seven years as defensive coordinator at West Texas A&M, puts on a blue Texas A&M University-Commerce cap at the annoucement of his hiring as the schools' new head football coach on Tuesday.
Jared Horn Texas A&M University-Commerce

A&M-Commerce announced the hiring of Colby Carthel as new head football coach on Tuesday. Carthel had spent the last seven seasons as the defensive coordinator at West Texas A&M, where his father, Don Carthel, is head football coach.

At a campus press conference Tuesday morning, Colby Carthel emphasized recruiting as a central priority in reviving the fortunes of the A&M-Commerce football team, which finished with 1-9 records in 2012 and 2011.

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News
3:24 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Live, all-day Presidential Inauguration coverage

President Barack Obama
Credit NPR News

Join KETR on Monday for all-day special coverage of the Presidential Inauguration from NPR News.

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