Rodent concerns over Katy Antique Station demolition - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

Rodent concerns over Katy Antique Station demolition

Posted:
  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • Whitesboro moves forward with plans to build $1 million equine arena

    Whitesboro moves forward with plans to build $1 million equine arena

    WHITESBORO, TX -- Tuesday night Whitesboro City Council voted to move forward with building a $1 million arena. City officials met again Wednesday morning to reach out to local land owners and begin seeking legal and financial counsel. Carla Peacock is going into her fourth year serving as president of the Dal-Worth Appaloosa Horse Club, but she's only been in the Texoma area for nine years. "Up in the north east, you have a limited window when you can show,” said Peacock. “So we showed pret...More >>
    WHITESBORO, TX -- Tuesday night Whitesboro City Council voted to move forward with building a $1 million arena. City officials met again Wednesday morning to reach out to local land owners and begin seeking legal and financial counsel. Carla Peacock is going into her fourth year serving as president of the Dal-Worth Appaloosa Horse Club, but she's only been in the Texoma area for nine years. "Up in the north east, you have a limited window when you can show,” said Peacock. “So we showed pret...More >>
  • Nipp Pleads Not Guilty In Carter County Court

    Nipp Pleads Not Guilty In Carter County Court

    ARDMORE, OK -- A man accused of leading authorities on two separate high speed chases through two southern Oklahoma counties was back in court today. James Conn Nipp pleaded not guilty to the charge of endangering others while eluding police.The charge stems from a chase in Carter County that happened on January 22.Nipp is also accused of running from authorities in Love County last July.Police believe 17-year old Molly Miller and 21-year old Colt Haynes were in the car with Nipp that night.T...More >>
    ARDMORE, OK -- A man accused of leading authorities on two separate high speed chases through two southern Oklahoma counties was back in court today. James Conn Nipp pleaded not guilty to the charge of endangering others while eluding police.The charge stems from a chase in Carter County that happened on January 22.Nipp is also accused of running from authorities in Love County last July.Police believe 17-year old Molly Miller and 21-year old Colt Haynes were in the car with Nipp that night.T...More >>
  • Latest Wreck On Sharp Curve Near Davis Shuts Down I-35

    Latest Wreck On Sharp Curve Near Davis Shuts Down I-35

    MURRAY COUNTY, OK -- An overturned semi shut down the part of Interstate 35 after troopers say the driver was going too fast around a curve.Troopers say if drivers don't start slowing down, accidents like this will continue to happen. Truck driver Jerry Harris is just glad nobody else was hurt. "It could of been a heck of a lot worse," said Harris.The truck driver lost control along an on ramp curve near Davis, Oklahoma to merge onto I-35 southbound when troopers say he was going to fast. OHP...More >>
    MURRAY COUNTY, OK -- An overturned semi shut down the part of Interstate 35 after troopers say the driver was going too fast around a curve.Troopers say if drivers don't start slowing down, accidents like this will continue to happen. Truck driver Jerry Harris is just glad nobody else was hurt. "It could of been a heck of a lot worse," said Harris.The truck driver lost control along an on ramp curve near Davis, Oklahoma to merge onto I-35 southbound when troopers say he was going to fast. OHP...More >>

DENISON -- Its days are numbered. The Katy Antique Station in downtown Denison is set to be demolished soon.

The water tower next to it was taken down in February, and recently, we're told any remaining valuables inside the station were removed.

But after sitting stagnant for years, the recent rummaging may be the reason neighboring building owners say they're starting to see rodents.

As a result, the owner of the Katy Depot, across Main Street, says he's had to set out rat poison in his basement.

Chad Smith, owner of Smitty's Bar and Grill located at the north end of the depot -- farthest from the antique station -- says thankfully, rodents have never been and still aren't an issue at his restaurant. But, he says he's not leaving anything to chance.

"We're probably tripling the amount of money that we spend a month on extermination and setting traps just to make sure we don't have any problems, and to make sure we don't have any coming up in the future," he said.

While Smith hopes stepping up extermination will prevent a problem, he says he and his landlord are concerned about what may come when the crumbling building is brought down.

The city of Denison says it will look into whether rodents have or will become a concern for neighboring businesses.

As for the demolition, a contractor has been hired. A pre-demolition meeting is scheduled for Monday.