Erath County commissioners met Monday and granted approval of the final plat for one development in the county – Crockett Creek Estates (11 lots) being developed by Trent Gay on Hwy. 205 near Rocky Point Church.

In addition — pending some minor technical changes being made that will be approved later this month — commissioners ok’d the final plat for a 15-space RV park at Julie and Gilbert Carrillo’s 4C’s Rodeo Ranch at 2204 FM 205 outside Stephenville.

Once the 4C’s changes are made and the final plat given the nod, that development will provide some much-needed RV space for people visiting the area, particularly for those in rodeo.

Many rodeo fans know Gilbert and his twin brother, Adam as world-renowned bull riders, PBR Ring of Honor winners and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees.

About the RV expansion at 4C’s, Gilbert explained in an earlier interview with the E-T, "Water use restricts us to 15 spaces. They're going to be bigger than usual −12 feet wide and 20 feet apart. We visited all the trailer and RV parks in the area and we think ours will be the nicest. We are going to do this right.

"There will be grass between the spaces and people will be able to use the indoor and outdoor arenas. There will be underground electrical and septic hookups for all the spaces, “ he said.

Julie asked Judge Tab Thompson if the changes could be approved in time for a March 1 opening, to which he replied, “Certainly. These are minor changes and we will be able to approve them in a separate special session in a week or so. You all should be able to open right on time once we do that.”

Both developers met with commissioners in July and received approval to proceed with preparing the final plans that were presented on Monday.

At the July meeting, Gay explained, "My plans are for Crockett Creek to consist of seven 10-acre lots and four five-acre lots, and plans are for single-family homes in the 1,800 square foot range."