By Aaryn Valenzuela
The last Kerrville Bus Line Coach left San Angelo this afternoon. After more than 80 years carrying passengers, and freight to and from San Angelo. Coach USA bought the company recently, and made the decision to stop service. Resident Jimmie Rose has been riding the bus since the 1970s.
"I grew up, everyone grew up around the Kerrville Bus Station here in San Angelo, I mean it affects a lot of people, when they said it was gonna close down I couldn't believe it, " says Jimmie Rose, a San Angelo Native.
Paul Green has worked with the company for the past five years as a travel agent. He's spent the last week packing up the office, and looking for a new job.
"I will lose my job, you know I have some offers on the table, and I'm going to sit down and take my time before I decide what I'm going to do," says Paul Green, a San Angelo resident.
He says lot of people, including college students, and military travel by bus.
"The majority of them travel to San Antonio for the weekend, and thats unfortunate that they are not gonna get to do that now."
A Kerrville Rancher, and his sons started the business in the late 1920s. Representatives of Coach USA, who operate the Kerrville Bus Line, say there wasn't enough demand to support the services.
"They decided they didn't have enough proprietors, so they decided they wanted to go ahead and discontinue service in San Angelo," says Green.
The bus will continue service in bigger cities, like Dallas and Houston. But in the meantime, others hope it will return to San Angelo one day.
"I just hate to see it go," says Rose.