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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Hays County sheriff welcomes new district attorney with public reception

Sheriff Gary Cutler is hosting a public reception next week for incoming District Attorney Wes Mau, who will soon assume the office he lost eight years ago in a rancorous campaign between two veteran prosecutors.

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

State seizes polygamist group’s ranch in West Texas

Six years after Texas officials removed hundreds of children from their polygamist parents, state and local authorities seized the sprawling 1,700-acre Yearning For Zion Ranch this week.

Friday, May 16th, 2008

State concedes polygamist sect member who gave birth here is an adult

Child Protective Services officials acknowledge that a teen who gave birth in a San Marcos hospital last month is a legal adult. Her baby boy remains in foster care, one of 463 children in state custody after...

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