Texas Grill - Gonzalez Restaurant

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The bar and grill is famously haunted by the ghost of an outlaw known as ‘Norton’, who was gunned down by law enforcement officials. Objects have been known to move around of their own accord, cold spots are felt and a male apparition in a cowboy outfit has been seen on the staircase. Rumour has it that he once saved the place from a fire after the cook left the oven on overnight, and appeared to him at a later date reminding him not to make the same mistake ever again.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

700 Hutchings Avenue
Ballinger, TX
United States

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31.738165, -99.947384
Runnels County, Texas
Nearest Towns:
Ballinger, TX (0.0 mi.)
Winters, TX (15.1 mi.)
Paint Rock, TX (15.9 mi.)
Miles, TX (16.9 mi.)
Bronte, TX (22.7 mi.)
Novice, TX (25.7 mi.)
Lawn, TX (29.8 mi.)
Coleman, TX (31.2 mi.)
Blackwell, TX (32.4 mi.)
Robert Lee, TX (33.3 mi.)


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