The City of Fair Oaks Ranch evolved from several parcels of land acquired by oil man Ralph Fair, Sr. during the 1930s. The working ranch, which had a dairy and granary, was first a center for Mr. Fairʼs racehorse operation. Later, Mr. Fair established a registered Hereford cattle operation including a cutting-edge artificial insemination program.
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.
Ultimately, the City incorporated on January 21, 1988. Today the original 5,000 acres are blending well with the newly acquired ETJ from San Antonio. The City strives to preserve the beauty of the area, its quality of life, and the unique history surrounding the land. It is a legacy well worth preserving! 20th Anniversary Video