Robert Heard, former AP reporter who was shot by Texas tower sniper, dies at age 84

  • by: JIM VERTUNO , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 23, 2014 - 6:50 PM

AUSTIN, Texas — Robert Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press, including the 1966 University of Texas tower shootings and a groundbreaking series on race and integration of Longhorns football, has died. He was 84.

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