Developer Hopes to Keep Bowling in Kerrville

by Bob Johnson 0

The lone bowling center in Kerrville, Texas, is scheduled to close on May 31, ending a run that began in 1959.

While the center is closing, it may not be the end of bowling in Kerrville.

“We have been and are continuing to explore many options to relocate bowling to another location in the city,” developer Pete Moore told the Hill Country Community Journal. “We have explored options including several family/kid-themed restaurant concepts that we think would go well with bowling, allowing it to remain in Kerrville and be a profitable venture.”

A closing ceremony reportedly is planned for May 30.

The city is best known for hosting the Kerrville Folk Festival, an 18-day series of concerts beginning the Thursday before Memorial Day.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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