The ranch developed its own Hereford bloodline from a bull named Battle Intense and today the renowned bovine is given tribute at an annual golf tournament bearing his name. After the death of Mr. and Mrs. Fair, the family decided to develop a portion of the ranch as a residential community in 1975. In 1978 the 14,000 sq. ft. Fair home became a country club
and to this day remains a focal point for social activity on The Ranch.
In 1985 the very active Fair Oaks Ranch Homeowners Association (FORHA
) considered incorporation as a Class A General Law municipality. Under the leadership of founding fathers: Boots Gaubatz, Bob Herring, and Don King, a complicated process ensued.