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.
Remembering a giant in the 1960's civil rights movement an East Texas city held it's annual parade tribute to Doctor Martin Luther King. In spite of gloomy skies, floats and classic cars accented the Longview MLK parade.
Across East Texas folks are bracing for the bad weather, and with the threat, comes the need for emergency preparedness. Gregg county emergency management coordinator Mark Moore has been in constant conferences with other agencies and the National Weather Service.
A new year , and an East Texas family is still waiting to get news on what may have happened to a family member who disappeared. 54 year old Rosemary Rodriguez of Kilgore, vanished in October and has not been seen since. Investigators continue to work the case.
Law enforcement agencies from all over Texas, and all over the country, came to East Texas to pay their respects to a fallen deputy. They came to honor Panola County Deputy ‘Chris Dickerson’, who was gunned down on Tuesday morning attempting to make a simple traffic stop.
small Panola County community is joining the rest of East Texas in mourning the loss of Panola County Sheriff’s Dep. Chris Dickerson, who was gunned down by a suspect during a traffic stop on Tuesday morning.
As the holiday season approaches, so do the cooler temperatures, and that cold weather means more visitors to East Texas homeless shelters. With temperatures getting into the 30's already on a couple of October nights, Highway 80 Rescue Mission is preparing to care for more people in need.
East Texas police continue to gather evidence at the scene of a double murder. Two women were found dead Wednesday inside an apartment at the Stone Creek complex in Kilgore. Police are not saying how the women died, but a male relative is in custody.
Some East Texas law enforcement has cross-training in multiple areas to deal with a wide variety of emergencies. Airport divisions. The Gregg county sheriff's office airport division is one of those that has a laundry list of required training.
Residents in one East Texas county have become alarmed and concerned about not only frequent sightings of coyotes, but also attacks by those animals on their pets. And some have lost pets to the predators. White Oak police say security video shows a coyote chasing and killing a house cat.
9 East Texas counties have now effected 'burn bans' due to the dangerous dry conditions. Gregg county being the latest. an East Texas fire marshal says there are specific dangerous conditions most of us don't know about, that make a burn ban necessary.
An East Texas man has published a book on his harrowing time as a prisoner of a brutal totalitarian regime in southeast Asia.The 'Khmer Rouge' of Cambodia. His story is one of surviving the horror of 'the killing fields' and his eventual triumph by escaping to the United States.
Cadets of an East Texas fire academy faced a major test, battling a structure fire , in full bunker-gear, in the sweltering East Texas summer heat. In a real time structure fire suppression exercise, cadets with Kilgore fire academy used all the skills they had learned to battle a blaze.
A celebration of a century of life in East Texas, for a member of the greatest generation. Hundreds of friends and family turned out in Ore city today to wish a happy 100-th birthday to 'Hosea McCain' , affectionately know in town as 'grampa'.
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.