Bob Hallmark is a longtime reporter for KLTV. He grew up in Aldine, a south Texas town. At age 18, he joined the U.S. Navy. He later attended Chapman University in Orange, California.
Before moving to the Tyler-Longview area, Bob worked for Major League Baseball as network director of the Houston Astros Baseball Team. He was also network producer for Houston's International Hockey League, the Houston Aeros Hockey Team. Bob has also worked for radio/television stations in Boise, Idaho.
Since 2000, Bob has been a reporter and bureau chief in Longview. Bob is married to Norma Hallmark and has two sons: Jacob and Luke. Bob loves the outdoors. He owns a small farm in Hawkins where he raises livestock, including horses. He also does a little farming.
A pilot and passenger are hospitalized tonight, after a plane crash near an East Texas airfield. First responders say the plane went down just before 9 am on FM 2869, between Hawkins and holly lake ranch. First responders were only a mile away when a small plane crashed near an airfield.
A steel works that once employed thousands of East Texans before massive layoffs, is now hiring again. The economy of Lone Star had been dependent on the prosperity of U.S. Lone Star steel for decades. and after years of layoffs, the company is now hiring again.
An East Texas woman was hoping for a different kind of present this season, one of family that she had not seen in 50 years. It's the story of two sisters, separated by adoption when they were babies. For years Michelle Crocker of Daingerfield had been searching for a long lost sister.