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

  Game wardens investigating boating accident that injures 2

  East Texas racer wins final NHRA racetrack title

  Gregg County deputy determined to overcome 4-month COVID-19 battle

  East Texas homebuilders struggle with rising material prices

  Boxers get last training in for Golden Gloves

  East Texas renaissance festival open for business

  2020 tournament cancellations hit trophy businesses hard

  February freeze may delay spring insect arrival

  Groups carry crosses through East Texas town for Easter

  Wisconsin hunters help with Texas feral hog problem

  Texas hunting seasons regulations change

  Man electrocuted while delivering feed to silos in Upshur County

  Texas legislature bills would prohibit using taxpayer money for lobbying

  East Texan reflects on iconic flag raising on Iwo Jima

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

Cass County church vandalism suspect identified

Woman says final goodbye to her dying father thanks to Hawkins police officer

  97-year-old East Texas man gets COVID-19 vaccine

Hunters load up for final week of East Texas deer season

  ‘Lavender Doe’ killer offers reason for guilty plea in Gregg County court

  Trump supporters rally in Longview pointing out the results have not been finalized

  Final weekend of early voting held in East Texas

German journalists visit Hawkins to discuss upcoming presidential election

  Delegates from Texas Republican Party nominate state senator as District 4 candidate

  Family of woman who portrayed Aunt Jemima opposes move to change brand

Bells of Hope unite Mount Pleasant residents against COVID-19

  Sheriff, widow acknowledge impact of fallen deputy’s life of service

  ‘He was Godsent that night:’ Long Branch man recounts night Dep. Dickerson saved wife from burning home

  Touring West Texas Big Bend parks

  Coyotes being sighted more frequently in East Texas city