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 holds a master's degree from 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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You can see out, but they can't in. Cindy Roller explains why a national television network will be spotlighting Sulphur Springs.

Van Independent School District

A Van schools employee was shot accidentally during a concealed handgun license class on Wednesday.

Storm spotter training coming to Greenville

Feb 28, 2013
National Weather Service

The free class teaches people how to interpret severe weather events.

Cindy Roller / KETR

Less than two weeks after the theft, sheriff's department makes busts.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

The move is part of a system-wide reorganization of Texas A&M service employees.

Hunt Regional Medical Center

The hospital operated on reduced power for a while late Wednesday morning.

Hunt County Corrections Center

A Commerce woman has been indicted in connection with a deadly stabbing.

Big bonds in town

Feb 25, 2013
City of Greenville

City council elections are set, but the vote on the bonds that would fund a new YMCA and other projects remains unscehduled.

Rosalie Turner

Rosalie Turner, author of historical fiction set in 1960s Birmingham, Ala., is in Commerce this week.

Mark Haslett / KETR

The North Texas Council of Governments will reveal its new transportation plan - which could include the Blacklands Turnpike - on April 11.

Daniel Starks / KETR

The proposed Blacklands Turnpike went from concept to project over the past year.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Navarro College in Corsicana, host to the A&M-Commerce Navarro Partnership, is closed Thursday because of a bomb threat.

© 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.

cottonbeltcorridor.com

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

Getting to know NETEX

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?

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