Cowboy Chicken coming back, Gander Mountain gets new occupant

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) -- Sherman's growth rate right now is triple the historical average, meaning more and more businesses are popping up by the day.

"It's a really exciting thing when you see a new development happening all across the city," said city councilman Shawn Teamann.

On Thursday, Cowboy Chicken off Loy Lake is officially reopening its doors after closing down in July.

"Mainly construction on Loy Lake and it being a new restaurant [caused it] to close down," said Robert Aranson, the Cowboy Chicken Managing Partner. "We had the opportunity to get it open."

Locals at the friends and family opening Wednesday were excited.

"I was like a kid at Christmas," said local Tedra Franklin.

"I'm so glad they're back," said Sandra Melton. "It was crazy when they were gone."

A mile down the road, the empty parking lot outside of vacant Gander Mountain will soon have a new occupant.

"There will be a Orscheln Farm & Home store coming in," Teamann said. "It's exciting for the shopping center and for the city."

Orscheln Farm & Home offers everything from western wear, to lawn equipment, and even chickens.

There are plenty of other projects going on around the city including a new entertainment center, a medical development center, and a Quiktrip in the works to name a few.

"It's an exciting time to be in Sherman," Franklin said.

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