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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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.

Kaufman County

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

Explosion injures two

Jan 29, 2013

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

Body cameras may make their way into all Texas police department.
Commerce Police Department

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

Body cameras may make their way into all Texas police department.
Commerce Police Department

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

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.

NPR News

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