Official KHOU 11 statement on Bob Allen's passing:
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague Bob Allen. Bob was a local news icon, a true original who covered Houston sports in his own unique style for more than 40 years. He created a strong and lasting bond with sports fans because he covered the games from their perspective. Bob had the courage to tell it like it is. In addition to sports, Bob was passionate about community service. He was a long time supporter of many local non-profits, especially those which benefited children. We consider ourselves fortunate to have been able to work alongside Bob and learn so much from him during his tenure at KHOU 11. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and the entire Houston community.