Big Changes on the Way for Snook

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SNOOK, Texas Drive too fast, and you may pass right by. But big changes are on the way to the tiny Texas town of Snook.

Just a few miles drive from College Station, Snook has lots of friendly faces, plenty of high school spirit, and the best chicken-fried bacon you'll ever have.

For a long time, that's about all the town, with a population of about 500 people, had to offer. But big things are on the horizon.

Bob Colwell with the Texas Department of Transportation said they've got some plans for a new loop around the town. The $12 million project will make make a new four-mile stretch of FM 60 loop around the town.

Amber Malone is the City Secretary for Snook. She said that's a great idea, because since the plans were made, there's been talk of new business development.

At the intersection of FM 2155 and FM 60, a new Family Dollar store is currently under construction. That has lots of Snook residents talking.

"Oh, that's going to be great," said Michael Trojacek, who works at the Slovaceks store in town. "It's going to help the community overall. Hopefully, more people from College Station will come here from there."

Shanna Sodalak works at the Sodalak restaurant. She said new business is good business.

"I think it will be great," Sodalak said. "It will be great for the locals."

No word on when the Family Dollar store will be open for business.

Construction on the FM 60 loop is expected to begin in early 2014, and is expected to take about a year to finish up.