Bob Hallmark

Bob Hallmark

Longview Bureau Chief

East Texas

Bob Hallmark is a longtime reporter for KLTV 7. 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.


  • Chapman University

Recent Articles by Bob

  Youth tournaments return to Longview’s Lear Park

  East Texas plumbers finish repairing last pipes from freeze

  Stage actor, author returns to Longview to encourage students

  East Texas shelters rescued by generous winter storm donations

  Longview plumbers still fixing broken pipes 2 weeks after freeze

  East Texas martial arts school offers learning, fitness camp for kids

  Some East Texans without running water for up to 12 days

  East Texan reflects on iconic flag raising on Iwo Jima

  Service businesses recovering from East Texas snow shutdown

  East Texas plumbers answering record number of service calls for broken pipes

  Massive water distribution event was held in Kilgore

  Ice Dams: Not just pipes affected in East Texas freeze

  Boats damaged after Lake O' the Pines marina collapses under weight of snow

  SWEPCO linemen from around country setting up base camp in Longview

  On the road in Texarkana getting a first-hand look driving in these dangerous conditions

  K-9 officer honored in Wood County ‘last ride’ procession

  Longview shelter residents seeking COVID-19 vaccine

  Gregg County JP suffers heart attack at meeting, revived after friend performs CPR

  Man gets 25 years for shooting at Longview police officer

  COVID-19 cases down in Gregg County jail

  1950s-era Longview building ‘back from the dead’

  Victim of fatal Upshur County fire identified

  ’Point-in-Time’ homeless count begins to help determine resource needs in Texas

  Holly Lake VFD feels pinch of COVID-19 as fundraising events are canceled

  Rusk County Sheriff’s office identifies capital murder victim

Women’s shelter desperate to get COVID-19 vaccine

Cass County church vandalism suspect identified

  East Texas guitar repair shop draws music industry clients from around world

  East Texas price at the pumps trending upward

  Longview church hosts ‘MLK’ day virtual observance