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.
Some East Texans in a private community have been without mail delivery for 3 weeks now. The reason is a condition of a section of roadway which the postal service deems unsafe for their drivers. Residents of the private community of Highway Lake have not had mail in 3 weeks.
Students at an East Texas school step up in a big way to help in an annual holiday season charity drive. The student body of Trinity School of Texas in Longview gathered to fill a semi-trailer full with canned foods they had collected since the first of November.
Over the past few years there has been an increase in East Texas programs that allow people to turn in old or excess prescription medicines to be sure they don't fall into the wrong hands. The opioid crisis has put an exclamation point on this, as medicines have ended up stolen or worse.
The investigation has been resumed into a bizarre case of an East Texas rancher having some of his stock killed, by poisoning! In fact, over a 5 year period, investigators say a Gregg county cattle rancher has been targeted numerous times, losing over a dozen calves from poisoning.
An East Texas sheriff's office has mapped out where thefts and burglaries are the most reported, and how to protect against them. The Rusk county sheriff's office has posted this map warning residents to be vigilant. burglary reports from all corners of the county.
A Longview veteran who served in Korea, has a new friend to help him navigate life. At a regular meeting of service dog training in White Oak, through the group 'For Veterans Sake', is army veteran Tim Clanton and his dog 'Willow'.
A charitable organization in Kilgore is asking the public for help aiding a father and son who lost their home in a fire. John Coward lost his family home in Kilgore of 50 years in a fire last month which destroyed everything he owned. The family had no insurance.
A small east Texas fire department incorporates some specially trained dogs, tracking and cadaver dogs, that do the valuable job which humans are unable to do. We most recently saw them at a Gregg county search area, where a man had turned up missing. The Harleton fire K-9 unit.
Some East Texans who served during the 'cold war' between the Soviet Union and the United States, reflect upon the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. 30 years ago on November 9th, 1989 the Berlin wall could no longer hold east Germans back.
Law enforcement in one East Texas county desperately search for a man who turned up missing near the Sabine river, leaving a rental car behind. It started Monday with a patrol deputy spotting a car just off FM 2087 in Gregg county on the south side of the Sabine river bridge.
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.
An East Texas family is still waiting for justice after losing two members in a double killing. It was October 9th that Kilgore police were called to the Stone Creek apartments in Kilgore where they found two women dead in an apartment. Police said a male relative, was taken into custody.
An East Texas man jailed for the murders of two women was in court today. Joseph Burnette appeared in the 188th district court in Longview today. He's accused of the 2006 murder of the then unidentified women 'Lavender Doe", and the 2018 killing of Felisha Pearson.
An East Texas family continues their search for a missing loved one, who disappeared over 3 weeks ago. No substantial leads have come in to investigators on the disappearance of 54 year old Rosemary Rodriguez of Kilgore.
With deer season starting next weekend, East Texas hunters are gearing up, but so are game wardens in an effort to stop potential poaching before the season starts. As deer season approaches, poaching remains a legitimate problem for Texas game wardens.