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    Texas Connects Us: The Gas Station Cowboy

    Fuel City has cheap gas, exotic animals and tasty tacos, but you may not know about its latest attraction. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017)

    Fuel City has cheap gas, exotic animals and tasty tacos, but you may not know about its latest attraction.

    The newest store opened late last year in Haltom City, and that location is connecting customers to something extra special.

    "It's good to see y'all," says a voice blasting out of a portable speaker tethered to a microphone.

    Holding the mic is a man sitting in a wheelchair.

    "We got some music for ya," he adds, as he flips through a stack of CDs.

    Guests stop to see what's going on.

    "My name's Ace and I'm with the 'Ace of Hearts' show," he says.

    Ace is 73 years old and is a quintessential good ol' boy. He's wearing a straw cowboy hat and black alligator boots.

    Every Friday afternoon he posts up outside Fuel City and belts out country hits.

    His popularity has gained him the reputation as the "The Gas Station Cowboy."

    "It's not that I'm a very great singer," he jokes. "I just sing well enough to be out here, you know."

    He's here to entertain and leave people with a smile.

    "He's adorable and I love him," said one bystander.

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