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.
Recent storms and flooding incidents have left a residual effect on some East Texas communities. Streams and creeks became swamped during the last storm, and water from the Sabine river created flood levels in several areas. And with floods comes the trash that is deposited into water.
The seemingly endless rain, has swollen an East Texas river to flood stage, creating a danger to many that live by its banks. The East Texas swift water rescue team made an effort to get river bank dwellers along the Sabine in Gregg county to safety. But, some have decided to ride it out.
The effort to get back to normal after a destructive East Texas storm has people and resources working around the clock. Longview residents are still working to clear streets and assess damage to their homes. Work crews have gone block to block over two days, clearing roadways.