Renovation plans for the former Fiddle Creek Steakhouse building are under way, and they’re tentatively scheduled to open in the spring of 2017.
Plans call for the new steakhouse to include a beer garden and an outside patio. The name of the 9,900 square-foot restaurant has not been decided, however Stephenville’s reputation as “The Cowboy Capital of the World,” will play heavily into the theme of the restaurant and its name.
The redesign for the steakhouse will be inspired by the ranch houses of early Erath County, featuring a fire pit, according to the Stephenville Economic Development Authority.
Owners H. B. Restaurants said the new steakhouse will employ 20 full-timers and additional support staff.
Ranger College announced a total of 69 graduates during their August 4th commencement ceremony, which was held in front of a standing-room-only crowd in the Cowboy Church of Erath County. More than 1,200 proud family, friends and faculty turned out to celebrate the students’ graduation.
Nursing graduate Ally Little, who was the first recipient of the Russell D. Holt Memorial Scholarship, was joined by several other Eastland County students earning their nursing degrees, including Summer Boyd of Ranger and Nichole Wilson of Rising Star.
During the ceremony, Ranger College Nursing Director Caroline Zapata praised the class for its efforts throughout their course of study, saying the group had earned the right to go before the Texas State Medical Board.