HOUSTON -

Two 7-Eleven convenience stores are coming to Houston.

In an announcement on Friday, the company said it is expanding and acquired 143 new locations in south Texas.

The Houston stores will be located in the 6100 block of state Highway 6 and in the 18000 block of state Highway 249.

7-Eleven plans to interview and offer qualified employees positions within the company.

The company plans on remodeling and re-branding a significant number of the locations in 2013, including the two locations in Houston.