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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Mark Haslett's Blog
8:06 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Chagall at DMA: Sublimity from the stage

Model for the curtain in the first act of "The Firebird" by Stravinsky: The Enchanted Forest, 1945. Marc Chagall, 1887–1985.Collage with paper, watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper. Private collection.
© Archives Marc et Ida Chagall. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art

Chagall: Beyond Color, on view at the Dallas Museum of Art through May 26, opened Feb. 17.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:35 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Looking online for answers about developers

An image from the front page of the cottonbeltcorridor.com.
cottonbeltcorridor.com

Finding out which company is trying to contract with the government requires just a little digging around.

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Blacklands Turnpike
6:48 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Getting to know NETEX

Sam Young, Franklin County NETEX board member
Franklin County

What is the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District and what's its role in the proposed Blacklands Turnpike project?

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Rockwall shooting
6:36 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Lewis charged with murder, attempted murder

Texas Department of Public Safety

Former Hunt County constable Anthony Dewayne Lewis, 47, has been charged with one count of murder and one of attempted murder following a shooting Saturday night in Rockwall.

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Former Hunt Co. Constable
9:24 pm
Sat February 16, 2013

Rockwall rampage leaves woman dead

Anthony Lewis, a former Hunt County constable suspected in a fatal shooting in Rockwall, was shot by law enforcement near Greenville.

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Mark Haslett's Blog
11:49 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Development, where ideology meets pragmatism

Thomas Jefferson loathed government on principle, but overcame his revulsion when it suited his purposes.
NPR

In Northeast Texas, the proposed Blacklands Turnpike resembles any other development project in that it has business leaders excited and affected landowners angry.

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Hunt County
8:43 am
Fri February 15, 2013

FM 1570, SH 34 get green light

FM 1570 is planned to connect to U.S. 380
Texas Department of Transportation

Two major highway improvement projects in Hunt County got the thumbs-up on Thursday.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:24 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Toll road lease details kept secret

The toll road would follow the NETEX right-of-way from Greenville to Lavon.
KETR / Daniel Starks

Details about the proposed Blacklands Turnpike remain unavailable.

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Fannin County
4:21 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

After fire, church community endures

Rev. Ken Sheppard-Mahaffey delivers the homily during a Feb. 13 Ash Wednesday service at Mackenzie United Methodist Church in Honey Grove.
Mark Haslett

In the Fannin County town of Honey Grove, one Ash Wednesday service was different this year.

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Hunt County
9:30 am
Tue February 12, 2013

FM 1570, SH 54 plans up for review

Will FM 1570 connect SH 66 with US 380? Will SH 54 connect I-30 with FM 2312? Officials will review plans Feb. 14
Texas Department of Transportation

State transportation officials will be meeting in Arlington to discuss two major road projects planned for Hunt County.

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