• Feb 25th 2009 at 6:19PM
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It's been a long time coming, but the Carl's Corner Biodiesel Truck Stop is finally up and running. We heard about the plans to add serious biodiesel infrastructure, a hotel and a golf course (all for a cool $5 million) to the iconic Texas refueling station back in 2006. The station already sold some biodiesel (even made their own) and the plan was to open the expanded experience time for New Year's 2007. Well, that didn't happen. But, following a soft launch back in December, Willie's Place at Carl's Corner Truck Stop is now ready for business. The hotel and golf course are not mentioned in the press release announcing the grand opening this week, but 12 diesel/biodiesel fueling lanes for tractor-trailers (including a wide load island) and other cool additions like a saloon and a theater are now open. Performing at the 500-seat venue tonight will be Willie Nelson, a strong biodiesel advocate and friend of Carl. The truck stop is 50 percent owned by Earth Biofuels.

[Source: Earth Biofuels via Domestic Fuel]
Image by Bob Jagendorf. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I have heard that Willie Nelson planned to open the same type of biodiesel truck stop in the Four Corner's area of New Mexico, Ariz., Utah and Colorado. Is it true and has it been built or is it being considered as a possibility?
        • 4 Years Ago
        NO ! It;s Not Happening, and Never will.
        Thank you for asking.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am 83 years old and have been a fan of Willie for over 30 years. My health does not permit me to attend one of Willie's concerts. It it possible to meet Willie in person at Carl's Corner? I live in Dallas.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I am in the same boat. I know many of Willie`s friends but I have never met Willie. My fellow musicians can`t believe it. If I ever saw him, he was probably playing with Ray Price when I was very young. It would be a pleasure to pick his brain for 15 minutes. I am a pretty fair historian of Country music. Yep, it would be fun.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I saw a program on Carl's Corner last night and was very impressed. I live in Cuba, NM and we have a very busy Highway 550 going through our small town. We are in desperate need of a Truck Stop/Hotel.
      I sell real estate at Morningstar Realty and we have a nice 42 acre parcel on Hwy 550 that would be a good spot for this.
      I have seen Willie Nelson many times when I lived in San Antonio and have been a long
      standing fan of his.

      Nina Helms
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hello I herd about your truck stop through another instructor and we are going to start running bio- diesel in one of our trucks and just wondering if Willie or Carl may be willing to promote our program I believe we are the only truck driver training school at the time that will be using this product we are the 2nd oldest training school in the country I hope to here back from someone my cell number is 517-582-5159.

      Thanks Brian Hanford
      Lansing Community College
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