Place 3 - Joe Herring, Jr.


May 2022 - 2024

Joe Herring Jr. is a Kerrville native, and a Tivy High School and University of Texas at Austin graduate.

He is married to his college sweetheart, Carolyn, and they have two grown children.

Since 1994, he has written a weekly column for the Kerrville Daily Times.

Other community involvement activities include:
Mayor, City of Kerrville, 1992-94. As mayor, instrumental in projects that
1) rebuilt the downtown area;
2) helped build a riverwalk;
3) implemented a curbside recycling program; and
4) helped establish Kerrville as a Texas Main Street City.

  • Member, Kerrville City Council, 1990-94
  • Member, Kerrville Public Utility Board, 1992-94
  • President, Kerrville Kiwanis Club, 1992-93
  • President, Kerrville Old Town (merchant group), 1994-95
  • Member, Kerr County Historical Commission, Chair 2003
  • Past Member, Kerrville Main Street Advisory Board
  • Past Board Member, Arcadia Theatre Restoration Group
  • Past Board Member, Riverside Nature Center Association
  • Civic Leadership Award, Kerr County League of Women Voters, 1995
  • Community Builder Award, Kerrville Masonic Lodge, 1996
  • Reader's Choice Best Columnist, Kerrville Daily Times, 1996, 2003
  • Board Member, Texas Lyceum 1996 - 2002
  • Community Historian Award, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1998
  • Member, Advisory Board, Any Baby Can, Inc., 2000-2005
  • Chair, Kerrville Special Events Committee, 2000-2005
  • Member, Board of Directors, Playhouse 2000, 2000-2012
  • Chair, Church Council, Trinity Baptist Church, 2001-2002
  • President, Symphony of the Hills Association, 2002-2005
  • Member, Board of Directors, Kerrville Folk Festival, 2003-2006
  • Member, Board of Directors, Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, 2005-2011
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, 2009-2010
  • Chair, Kerr County Sesquicentennial Celebration, 2006
  • Citizenship Award, Sons of the American Revolution, 2006
  • Kerrville Daily Times "Bill Dozier" Citizen of the Year, 2010