Mark Haslett

News Director

Mark Haslett has served at KETR since 2013. Since then, the station's news operation has enjoyed a increase in listener engagement and audience metrics, as well recognition in the Texas AP Broadcasters awards. Before coming to Northeast Texas, Haslett worked for High Plains Public Radio in Amarillo, where he worked as News Director and later as Director of Programming. His work has been broadcast on KERA, KCUR and other public radio stations, as well as the NPR Newscast. Haslett has also worked as an editor and reporter in both news and sports 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 (now-defunct) WRBC-AM in Jackson, Miss.

Haslett's other professional interests include teaching and massage therapy. He is a graduate student in the Department of Literature and Languages at Texas A&M University-Commerce and has taught English as a Foreign Language in Campeche, Mexico. Haslett earned a B.A. in English from Tufts University in Medofrd, Mass. He is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and is a graduate of  The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin.

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


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

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A state representative from Kaufman County wants to ban the practice of taking photos of private property using drones.

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Citizen input continues on the proposed turnpike that would run from Greenville to Lavon.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

West Texas A&M defeated A&M-Commerce 87-76 in a Lone Star Conference semifinal game at the Allen Events Center Friday afternoon.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team will play West Texas A&M at noon on Friday in a conference semifinal game.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball team lost 95-82 Wednesday night at the Allen Events Center in Allen.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

The A&M-Commerce women's basketball team has advanced to the conference semifinals with a 80-79 upset victory.

Hunt County Sheriff's Department

A court has upheld a judgment in favor of Hunt County, which had been sued by the parents of a boy who became seriously ill while detained.

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Two Delta County cemeteries were recently recognized by the State of Texas.

Federal Aviation Administration

One person is dead in a plane crash near an airport east of Dallas.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's and women's basketball teams will play in the conference tournament beginning Wednesday.

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Hog hunters at Sulphur Bluff Ranch discovered one of the county's more reclusive residents.

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The North Texas Council of Governments will host public meetings for input on the region's transportation plan.

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Charlie Chitwood is the new voice of Lions basketball, but he's no stranger to the microphone.