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.
Yet another East Texas county has it's first confirmed case of 'Covid-19', and another order from county officials to 'shelter in place and stay at home.' Hawkins police chief Manfred Gilow says the official word came down last night.
Amid the pandemic and disruption of life caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, another problem oddly enough is caused to East Texas ranchers. A panic scam. Ranchers are targeted for a ruse that could cost them thousands of dollars in losses.
With so many sporting events being cancelled because of 'Covid-19' an East Texas gym is drawing more interest among those seeking physical activity and to give their kids strong minds and bodies. Mixed martial arts training, weight training and boxing, all can be done at a Longview gym.
A roadside religious message that created controversy in one East Texas town, and gained national attention, is again on display. In Hawkins a new 'Jesus' sign has been erected along highway 80 as you come into town traveling west. This one is not on city property and is not in dispute.
An East Texas veteran has found a new talent in making specialized American flags, out of wood. But it's 'why' he does it that will catch your attention. He turns ordinary pieces of pine into old glory. Disabled army veteran Gary Scott of Troup says he's making more than decorations.
One person is hospitalized with burns after an early morning fire at an old East Texas residence. It happened just after 8 this morning in Kilgore at a home in the 3-hundred block of north Gladewater street.
An East Texas police department is searching for suspects involved in a clever break-in and robbery of a business. It happened on Tuesday in the Hughes Springs community, where investigators say suspects broke into a building late at night and robbed a safe, then disappeared.
An East Texas school district had to delay bus routes because of flooded roads this morning, and at least two roads had to be closed off because of washouts and possible water damage. FM 726 in Upshur county, FM 1844 and FM 1650 in Gregg county, among the dozen county roadways effected.
An extremely close call for an East Texas country music artist and his crew, as his tour bus catches on fire early this morning, with he and his crew in it. Longview native Neal Mccoy, was on his tour bus, 'old glory', on his way to a concert date in Louisiana when the bus suddenly caught fire.
Nearly two months after a Longview meat processing facility shuts down, Texas game wardens are still investigating. It was December 16th that city of Longview health inspectors and game wardens responded to customer complaints at the 4-H also known as Skinners meat processing business.
A routine inspection by state agents in a small East Texas town, reveals a flocks of birds suffering from an avian virus. It was earlier this week that officials from the state's animal health commission, found the birds in the small community of Scroggins, just west of Pittsburg.
A string of burglaries around one East Texas city has cost folks thousands of dollars. Residents in Liberty city say over the past two weeks, storage units and businesses have been burglarized. The area in and around the city has been the target of numerous burglaries and thefts.
Law enforcement officers were searching for a man who ran from a traffic stop this afternoon near the city of Hawkins. Authorities say Ronald Riva is considered armed and dangerous. He was captured around 6pm.
Representatives from numerous agencies gathered at an East Texas fire department, to honor a man who has given 4-decades of service to his community. Well-wishers gathered at West Mountain volunteer fire department, as longtime fire chief Andy Killian decided to step down as top man.
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.