The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office has taken steps to close down a ranch in the county.
But this operation apparently had nothing to do with horses or cows and it appeared the wearing of a cowboy hats, boots and just about any other form of clothing was completely optional.
Sheriff Randy Meeks said Tuesday his office was notified about a month ago about “Risque Ranch”, a possibly sexually-oriented business operating in Hunt County.
“Upon receipt of the information, I assigned an investigator to determine if in fact any laws or ordinances were being violated,” Meeks said. “During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the business operated a web page and a Facebook page openly catering to adults over the age of 21 and that food and entertainment was provided.”
Meeks explained that in 1995 the Hunt County Commissioner’s Court passed an ordinance requiring a sexually oriented business to have a permit in order to operate in the county.
“I checked with the Hunt County Clerk and determined that there was not a permit issued for this particular business,” Meeks said. “My investigator made contact with the owner of the establishment and advised him of the potential legal ramifications of operating this type of business in Hunt County. The owner agreed to shut the business down immediately. I have zero tolerance for these types of businesses operating within Hunt County and I will use what power I have as Sheriff to make sure they do not operate here.”