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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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.
KETR

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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City of Commerce
10:41 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Pool viability workshop set for Monday

Organizers of the Commerce Tigersharks, a youth swim team, plan on attending the March 25 meeting.
Commerce Tigersharks

Commerce residents interested in the city's options for maintaining a public swimming pool can hear details at a public workshop tonight.

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A&M-Commerce
5:50 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

McFarland honored at science building naming

Texas A&M University-Commerce president Dan Jones and president emeritus Keith McFarland.
Daniel Starks KETR

A few hundred people attended the naming ceremony of the Keith D. McFarland Science Building today.

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Hunt County
7:52 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Burn bust nets more than smoke

Hunt County Sheriff's Dept.

A Hunt County man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he was allegedly discovered setting fire to prohibited materials.

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Blacklands Turnpike
6:00 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Homeowners anxious in proposed road's path

The NETEX right-of-way, at left, has been identified as a possible route for a toll road.
Mark Haslett KETR

In western Hunt County, a nearby railroad right-of-way is now an ominous presence to some.

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Texas Legislature
6:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

What's your state representative up to?

The Texas Legislature meets every other year in Austin.
NPR

Here's a glance at committee assignments for state representatives from KETR's listening area.

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