DENISON, Texas (KTEN) — Casey's convenience stores, a familiar sight across Oklahoma, will soon be popping up across North Texas.

Casey's is taking over all 22 locations of the Lone Star Food Stores chain. The existing stores have been temporarily closed while the outlets are rebranded and remodeled.

These will be the first Texas locations for the Iowa-based brand, which serves up fuel, pizza, beverages and snacks in 16 other states across Middle America. 

Douglass Distributing, based in Sherman, sold its Lone Star business to Casey's after announcing last week that its namesake wholesale fuel distribution division was sold to Offen Petroleum.

"The Lone Star stores are high quality stores located on great corners in fantastic markets," said Casey's president and chief executive officer Darren Rebelez in a written statement. "We appreciate everything that Bill Douglass and the Douglass family have done in this community and for the convenience industry."

Casey's bills itself as the nation's third-largest convenience store operator, the fifth-largest pizza chain, and the fourth-largest holder of liquor licenses. Before the Lone Star acquisition, Casey's operated more than 2,500 convenience stores.

Casey's says the transaction should be complete by the end of November, and that this expansion "will serve as a springboard into the great State of Texas."