Anyone who has had the opportunity to meet Kim White-Newsome, a.k.a. Lone Star, knows she doesn’t mess around.
Whether it is as a competitor, as a tournament director, as a board member, as a horseman, or as a wife, Kim always establishes her boundaries upfront and often. She makes it clear to those that might be thinking they can pull one over on her that it just isn’t going to happen. According to Kim, her tone is often mistaken for harshness, but I generally feel that Kim is one of the most respectful, honest, and hardworking women in the American pool scene; anyone who isn’t trying to pull a fast one is going to appreciate her straight forward approach to getting things done.
Based out of Houston, Texas, Kim has been the house pro at Bogie’s Billiards for over 25 years. Kim is also a touring pro for the Women’s Professional Billiards Association (WPBA), where she and her husband John are also board members. She also runs the Lone Star Tour and still finds time to be actively involved in supporting her community’s charity and junior organizations.
Simply put, there just isn’t anything she is not involved with when it comes to pool in the Houston area.
As you can imagine, when I approached her for this interview I was very excited to have the opportunity to get her stories—both old and new—and provide our readers with deep insight into what makes Ms. Lone Star tick.
Kim was born in Houston, Texas, April 17, 1972. She was one of two children adopted by her parents, George Goodwin and Betty Edwards. George was “a real cowboy, carpenter by trade” and Betty was an executive assistant nearly all of her life. At only four years old, George died sud