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To: devane617
Carl's Corner did open, and has been around for quite a while. I've never stopped there, and all I know are rumors about it.

What I'm pretty sure of is that Carl Cornelius was a friend of Willie Nelson, and Willie had a couple of his 4th of July picnics there. Cornelius incorporated the town because Hill County was dry and he wanted to be able to sell alcohol.

When I drove by there a few years ago, there was a "trucker's chapel" set up in the parking lot. I heard that Carl's son had been killed in a drunk driving accident (don't know whether the son or the other driver was drunk or anything else) and that the incident had broken Carl, and he decided to quit selling alcohol and let the place fall apart. Now, the son getting killed and everything is rumor; I have no idea whether it's true or not. I do know that Carl's Corner went from this outlaw advertising on the highway to having a Christian chapel in the parking lot, and that I never see it open anymore.

I know Willie started the Bio Willie thing, it eventually was sold at around twenty stations, but that most of them have quit selling it, and the billboard advertising it on I35 is gone. I have no idea if it's even in business anymore.

28 posted on 08/01/2009 7:40:27 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Richard Kimball
Willie's Place/Carl's Corner is operating and been going through a renovation process. It now has a 750 seat auditorum for concerts, restruant, store, and is the production center for Willie's Place, XM13. Willie bought the radio Channel/program a few years ago, moved the operation to Carl's Corner where it now broadcast from. I'm not sure if they have completed all the work they started or intended to do.

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37 posted on 08/01/2009 8:08:36 AM PDT by deport
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