KETR

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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Feb 18, 2013
Franklin County

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

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.

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

NPR

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

Texas Department of Transportation

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

KETR / Daniel Starks

Details about the proposed Blacklands Turnpike remain unavailable.

Mark Haslett

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

Texas Department of Transportation

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

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.

National Weather Service

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

Greenville Police Department

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

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.

On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott elevated those concerns with a letter asking the Texas State Guard to keep an eye on the operation, which some fear is related to plans for martial law.
KETR

A manhunt in northern Hopkins County on Wednesday ended in an arrest.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

It’s not literally a “must-win” game, but it sure is close to being one.

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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