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Meet the New Neighbors
A fugitive sect of Mormon polygamists is building a home – and an end-time temple – in the West Texas town of Eldorado
"...the land through a private, Utah-based, Texas-registered company called YFZ Land, LLC. That was all Mankin knew until the..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Hundreds of Children Removed From FLDS Compound
State officials descend on West Texas polygamist sect after allegations of abuse
"...raid. CPS and law enforcement officers stayed at the YFZ ranch overnight, and by Friday afternoon CPS had begun..."

April 11, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

State Seeks to Seize FLDS Compound
Abbott going after Jeffs' West Texas land
"...past or present person, residing or affiliated with [the YFZ ranch] both known … and unknown … have engaged..."

Nov. 28, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Polygamous Possible Prophet Update
FLDS leader Warren Jeffs reportedly reveals he's mere mortal
"...Jeffs' Utah jailers. That same day, Mankin says, the YFZ ranch went completely dark; for two weeks, he says,..."

April 13, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

More-Bizarre-Than-Usual FLDS Update
"Prophet" sued again; and West Texas crematorium rumors
"...wishes, the FLDS may be installing a crematorium on YFZ property to dispose of the bodies of members who..."

Dec. 23, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

It's All About Bigamy
Human Services hearing on FLDS raid kicks off with Hilderbran bill
"..."This isn't about the YFZ, but it is about taking the lessons we've learned..."

April 14, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

FLDS Fashions Turn Frowns Upside-Down
Since the raid on their West Texas ranch, plucky FLDS moms are making their way in the gentile world by selling their signature prairie-style clothing online
"...some families believe that the communal life on the YFZ Ranch is frowned upon by CPS, they're staying away..."

July 11, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Supreme Court Backs FLDS Mothers
Children reunite with parents in wake of Supremes' decision
"...of, at least, the "pubescent girls" living on the YFZ Ranch. Evidence presented "indicated a pattern or practice of..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

State Investigators Remove Children from FLDS' Texas Compound
"...The YFZ raid began Thursday night, after CPS received a call..."

April 4, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Sex Abuse Investigation Inside FLDS' Texas Compound
"...far, Vinger says, everything is running "smoothly" inside the YFZ, where FLDS members have been helpful to investigators...."

April 4, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

FLDS Sect Thriving in West Texas
Despite leader Warren Jeffs' legal woes, group's gated compound in Eldorado reportedly growing
"...the private Yearning for Zion ranch has actually "accelerated." YFZ residents "are building buildings as fast as they can..."

Oct. 12, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Polygamous Prophet Property Report
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been hard at work on yet a third secluded compound – much like its gated spread in West Texas

March 24, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Polygamous 'Prophet' Update
Jeffs still at large, but apparently communicating with his flock

Sept. 30, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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