Posada founder passes
By Nick Georgiou Tom Herring Sr., well-known La Posada Hotel entrepreneur, died Tuesday of natural causes at his home in Kerrville.
Laredo Morning Times
He was 83.
“My father’s signature on the community was … La Posada Hotel and what it meant to the tourism business,” said one of Herring’s sons, Tim Herring, on Wednesday.
“He was very much a believer in what Laredo could be — not what it is, but what it could be.
“He always believed the town had a great future.”
Tom Herring, born and raised in Laredo, founded La Posada Hotel in 1960 after leaving his father’s business, Herring-Price Lumber Co., where he had worked since 1954.