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.
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.
Damage is still being assessed from the Friday night storms that rumbled through East Texas, and among those doing that assessment are members of the National Weather Service out of Shreveport. Priority is to find out what the specific conditions were that caused the damage.
The rumbling of storms over East Texas, driving rain and high winds once again damage homes and structures, and it slams into an area that was hit hard just 7 months ago. The south side of Kilgore took the brunt of last nights storms, damaging structures and homes.
An East Texas family is still trying to come to grips with the loss of a young son. 8 year old Logan Blackwell died January 2nd, four days after he was shot with a pellet gun. It happened at a home near lake Bob Sandlin, in Titus county. Now a teenager is charged in his death.
Across East Texas folks are bracing for the bad weather, and with the threat, comes the need for emergency preparedness. Gregg county emergency management coordinator Mark Moore has been in constant conferences with other agencies and the National Weather Service.
A new year , and an East Texas family is still waiting to get news on what may have happened to a family member who disappeared. 54 year old Rosemary Rodriguez of Kilgore, vanished in October and has not been seen since. Investigators continue to work the case.
Law enforcement agencies from all over Texas, and all over the country, came to East Texas to pay their respects to a fallen deputy. They came to honor Panola County Deputy ‘Chris Dickerson’, who was gunned down on Tuesday morning attempting to make a simple traffic stop.
small Panola County community is joining the rest of East Texas in mourning the loss of Panola County Sheriff’s Dep. Chris Dickerson, who was gunned down by a suspect during a traffic stop on Tuesday morning.
An East Texas man is looking to a new year, and a new future, after a life changing experience in an East Texas mission shelter. At first glance, 41 year old Jimmy Coulter might look intimidating, the tattoos, the ear plugs. But the resident of Hiway 80 Rescue Mission in celebrating recovery.
On this day that families come together in celebration, and the joy of children receiving toys can be heard, a different kind of celebration takes place at an East Texas shelter. Longviews' 'House of Hope' held a meaningful service for those in recovery of their lives.
The holiday season can be a time of sadness instead of joy for those who are homeless or recovering from substance or domestic abuse. The 'House of Hope' women's shelter in Longview has many stories like that from those who live there. But for them, this season is a renewed time of joy.
East Texas families in need are given a traditional Christmas dinner, along with presents for the kids. It was the 10th annual 'Hiway 80 Rescue Mission family Christmas dinner' for the needy at the Longview Expo center.
A dog training organization has stepped forward to rescue an animal from an East Texas animal shelter, in what they term 'saving a life, to save a life.' 'Rimshot' is a mixed breed dog, who until recently was kept at the Marshall animal shelter. 'Rimshot' has been adopted by a non-profit group.
For 6 days, a fire at an East Texas compost site has been burning, leaving a pall of smoke drifting across neighborhoods. Since Sunday, fire units have worked to contain the fire at the Longview city compost site, much of the compost in the burning pile came from trees and debris from May storms.
A dedication in one East Texas city for a piece of history that has been given a permanent home. The Marshall city fire department resurrected a bell that was first used back in 1877 to warn residents of fire.