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 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'.
With Saturday being the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, an East Texas university dean is putting into perspective just how astounding that achievement was, given our modern technological advances. One educator says the moon landing was the defining moment of the 20th century.
An East Texas horse rehab group continues working on the massive job of trying to nurse over 150 rescued animals back to health. 'Safe Haven Equine Rescue' has been caring for horses, mules and donkeys taken in a June seizure warrant, that found many of them emaciated.
An East Texas service dog trainer is now on a mission to push legislation that would provide service animals to veterans at no cost. The movement is being pushed in several states. Gregg county trainer Monty Hudson of 'For Veterans Sake' foundation, is spearheading the effort.
A team of East Texas volunteers is wrapping up operations in Louisiana, as the tropical storm moves inland. Members of 'Rescue the Universe', a non-profit group, have been in Louisiana for two days to assist is rescue and cleanup operations.
Funeral services were held today for 3 victims of a winter East Texas apartment shooting. Family and friends gathered at Good Hope church in Henderson to hold a memorial for 'Billie Gail Pyers', 'Holly Smith Jones' and 'Justin Smith'.
A group of East Texas volunteers are on their way to Louisiana, to do what they can to help people and their pets escape the oncoming floodwaters of tropical storm 'Barry'. Members of the non-profit group 'Rescue the Universe', stocked up on supplies and headed to New Orleans.
Authorities may have caught a break in the search for an East Texas bank robber. The Gregg county sheriff's office and FBI agents believe the suspect in the First National bank robbery in Liberty city was involved with another robbery that happened just 8 days earlier in another Texas county.
An East Texas fire department hosted 'gold star' families at Longview's Teague park. It was the annual 'Young Hero Warriors Outdoor Adventure', hosted by the Longview fire department. All of the families involved have either lost a family member in the military or as a first responder.
One East Texas woman is perhaps the living embodiment of the fourth of July patriotic spirit, a woman who dedicated most of her life to helping veterans and their families. For decades Helen Smith was a familiar face, volunteering at the Longview VA outpatient clinic.
Months after damage was done to one East Texas city, debris and damaged homes still remain, and the work is far from over. The May and June storms that hit Longview felled hundreds of trees and damaged dozens of homes, and remnants are easily spotted today.
Neighbors are concerned about an oily substance washing up on the shores of a popular recreation East Texas lake. Neighbors say the shiny film started showing up a couple of weeks ago on the south shore of Lake O the Pines near Copeland creek boat landing, in Marion county.
East Texas authorities remain on the hunt for an armed bank robbery suspect. Gregg county deputies responded to a robbery call at 9:11 Friday morning at the First National Bank on old Kilgore highway in Liberty city. The daylight robbery created a scare for neighbors.
Though the storms and floods of April and May seem distant now, some of the East Texas roadways damaged from floodwater have just recently been repaired. Rains and storms hampered repair efforts by bridge and road crews, and kept some roadways closed for weeks.
From signing eviction papers, to performing marriages, to signing search warrants, an East Texas justice of the peace has a variety of duties that most of us never know about. J-P Tim Bryan has been rousted out of bed countless times for death scenes or to sign search warrants.
Witnesses say the ground shook underneath them, and the night sky was lit up by a fireball when a gas pipeline ruptured near an East Texas airport.The pipeline ruptured around 10 Wednesday night near the Panola county airport on highway 79 near county road 301, just north of Carthage.
His may not have been a household name, but many in the East Texas oilfield business are remembering the passing of a legend.'Asger Boots Hansen' junior passed away at his Fort Myers, Florida home on Sunday at age 93. He was one of the men known as a hellfighter.
The summer heat will quickly be on East Texas, and one shelter is already making preparations to help some escape from the temperatures. Hiway 80 Rescue Mission is making preparations now for the annual increase in homeless and needy visitors because of summer heat.