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 statement made in the recent democratic presidential debate, is still resonating with a number of East Texans, who are not pleased even at the suggestion of 'gun confiscation.' The statement was made in Thursday nights debate in Houston, and second amendment supporters locally are concerned.
Residents in an East Texas subdivision say they're concerned about a series of vehicle burglaries this week. The burglaries occurred over a 24-hour period from Monday to Tuesday, in the Rolling Hills neighborhood off FM 2087, East of Kilgore.
An East Texas woman is in serious condition after a violent crash involving an 18-wheeler. Kilgore police say 60 year old Sheila Buck of Longview, lost control of the car on Duval Memorial highway and crossed the median, hitting an oncoming 18-wheeler.
Another remembrance was held to educate the next generation of firefighters on 9-11. Cadets at the Kilgore fire academy were part of a 9-11 observance as told by firefighters as they were watching what happened at the twin towers that day.
It was a murder case that perplexed East Texas investigators for over a decade. The case of 'Lavender Doe' in Gregg county. Her identity remained a mystery until a DNA project earlier this year. The woman's family was in East Texas this weekend for her funeral.
9 East Texas counties have now effected 'burn bans' due to the dangerous dry conditions. Gregg county being the latest. an East Texas fire marshal says there are specific dangerous conditions most of us don't know about, that make a burn ban necessary.
An East Texas man has published a book on his harrowing time as a prisoner of a brutal totalitarian regime in southeast Asia.The 'Khmer Rouge' of Cambodia. His story is one of surviving the horror of 'the killing fields' and his eventual triumph by escaping to the United States.
An all martial arts tournament was held in one East Texas community, promoting fitness, self-defense and the spirit of competition. And many families are opting for martial arts training as a way to protect their children from bullying in schools, or targets for violence .
Family and a community are rallying to the aid of a well known and respected East Texas school safety officer. Pittsburg ISD safety officer Robin Molloy, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in May. The sudden sickness has her facing a medical fight for survival.
A new group of cadets will graduate from the fire academy at Kilgore college tonight, among those graduating is a second generation, who surprised his firefighter father by following in his footsteps. 18 year old Colin Sisk is in the 1-hundred-7th class of cadets at Kilgore fire academy.
SWEPCO has determined what caused and wide-spread power outage that affected thousands of East Texas customers on Sunday. An AEP-SWEPCO investigation has found that the outages all started from plants touching power lines.
Cadets of an East Texas fire academy faced a major test, battling a structure fire , in full bunker-gear, in the sweltering East Texas summer heat. In a real time structure fire suppression exercise, cadets with Kilgore fire academy used all the skills they had learned to battle a blaze.
In this August heat, an East Texas fire academy is preparing its latest group of cadets to face a burning structure, in full bunker gear, in 100 degree temperatures. This year's Kilgore fire academy has a diverse group from all over the nation and a large group of Canadians.
A small town East Texas library gets a major face-lift, through grant money and through efforts of volunteers. Competing with the digital and social media information age, small town libraries can struggle to be attractive to patrons. Grant money and volunteers gave Hawkins library a renovation.