Life’s highway takes us past certain inexplicable roadside sites that demand explication. The Monolithic Dome place just off Interstate 35 East up in Italy — between Hillsboro and Waxahachie — is such a place. So is every Buc-ee’s.
And so is the Industrial Country Market on Texas 71 just west of Columbus. It bills itself as an off-the-grid, non-general-general store and you can pass it only so many times before you must pull in to seek the answer to this question: What the heck is going on here?
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