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Of Bulletins and Booze: A Newsman’s Story of Recovery


Of Bulletins and Booze: A Newsman´s Story of Recovery
Bob Horton received the Top Reporting Performance Award from the Associated Press Managing Editors organization in 1966, and in 1968 he and an AP cohort were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for general coverage of the Pentagon during the Vietnam War.

Throughout his career as reporter for the Lubbock Avalanche Journal and later a correspondent for the Associated Press and Reuters news agency, Bob Horton witnessed history. He reported on the Pentagon during the Vietnam War, watched the Watergate trials, and waited Israels expected attack on Egypt from a Navy ship. While his career was marked by success, Horton battled alcoholism in secret.

In “Of Bulletins and Booze: A Newsmans Story of Recovery” from Texas Tech University Press, Horton shares of both successes and failures. He recounts major victories in his 50-year career and reveals his struggle with stress and addiction.

Bob Horton has been in the news business for more than fifty years. Today he is a radio news anchor with shows in Lubbock and Victoria, Texas. He lives in Lubbock.

“Of Bulletins and Booze” is published by Texas Tech University Press.