Renovation and history merge at the Carl’s Corner Petro
The new Petro in Texas has some real star quality. The Carl’s Corner location was previously co-owned by singer Willie Nelson and it has a distinctive history.
In the early 1980s, I had the opportunity to meet Tyrone Malone — a true character and an unabashed showman. Malone got his start by purchasing a dead 20-ton whale that he named Little Irvy.
One of the most spectacular sights in the country sat just a few miles upriver, but the only thing that mattered at the moment was the fish pulling on the end of my line.