Gaston is an award winning writer, artist, broadcast journalist, and former Texas State Representative. He has written radio and TV newscasts, commentaries, essays and documentaries. Bob covered the White House for NBC and Radio Press International. He wrote and produced documentaries and commercials for national political campaigns. He was the author and narrator for the first re-enactment of the Civil War Battle at Sharpsburg. He is a veteran of the Marines and Air Force.