Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tom Herring Sr. Passes

Posada founder passes

By Nick Georgiou
Laredo Morning Times
Published: Thursday, May 20, 2010 3:25 AM CDT
Tom Herring Sr., well-known La Posada Hotel entrepreneur, died Tuesday of natural causes at his home in Kerrville.

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.

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