TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The owner of the famed East Texas venue, The Oil Palace, Bobby Joe Manziel Jr. has died, according to an announcement from The Oil Palace.

The Oil Palace is the largest music venue within 90 miles of Tyler, according to The Oil Palace’s website.

According to the Oil Palace, ground broke on the venue in 1955 and it has been entertaining East Texans ever since.


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