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.


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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Rockwall County
8:24 am
Mon February 11, 2013

State Hwy. 66 expansion on agenda

Texas Department of Transportation

The Texas Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the widening of State Hwy. 66 in Rockwall County.

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Fannin County
7:58 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Fires kill two, destroy church

National Weather Service

Many residents of Fannin County remain in mourning today following two tragic fires that occurred early Sunday.

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Arrested at home
8:25 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Six days later, Greenville police get their man

Greenville Police Department

Brandon Cole Thompson, who eluded Greenville police last week, has been arrested.

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Signing day
5:44 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Football: Lions sign two from Longview

Head football coach Colby Carthel welcomed his first signees to Commerce today.
Jared Horn Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Colby Carthel era is less than a month old, but the Texas A&M University-Commerce football program is already making news in East Texas.

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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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