I grew up at Champions! Knew the owners - Dave & Kris - very well! Even though I was the kid of an HPD officer, I used to run back and forth between the front bar and the back bar! Lots of off-duty HPD officers used to hang out there! This is where I was first introduced to a great man, leader of The Ace in a Hole band - yep ...a very young George Strait was a frequent performer at Champions in the day!!! Spent lots of hours playing pool, dancing around with all the Cowboys.
After Dave passed away, the club went downhill- fast!!!
Gosh, I miss that place and all the others like it (Tin Hall - HPD used to host their family picnic out there every year!). Loved eating and playing during the day followed by dancing the night away!