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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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.

Splash Kingdom Waterparks

Negotiations designed to bring a Splash Kingdom water park to Greenville continue.

Public Werks, Inc.

The next round in the public conversation about the Greenville-Lavon road will occur in Commerce.

Greenville PD

One of two Hunt County residents indicted for child abuse in 2011 will be going to trial this week.

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
vanzandtcounty.org

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

Join KETR on Monday for all-day special coverage of the Presidential Inauguration from NPR News.

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