Texas 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 outside Eldorado, bringing to a close a bizarre chapter involving fundamentalist Mormons whose leaders were eventually convicted for their participation in marriages to teen girls.

In a statement released Thursday, Texas Department of Public Safety officials said they seized the property and that the few remaining residents living there had agreed to leave.

The property was forfeited to the state because it was used in criminal activity, according to a seizure warrant ...

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