4
| News |

Breaking News: Per Texas Supreme Court, FLDS Kids Could Go Home

The Yearning for Zion Ranch just outside Eldorado
^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

This just in: Texas Supreme Court has ruled that the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services had no right to take the children from the mothers in the Yearning for Zion Ranch in Eldorado. In its ruling today, the justices wrote that the "removal of the children was not warranted" and concurs with the Third Court of Appeals' ruling from last week that the children must be returned.

Justice Harriet O'Neill dissented, in part, believing that the "record demonstrates that there was evidence to support the trial court’s order as it relates to pubescent female children" and their removal from the compound. Her opinion can be read here. Two other justices agreed with her on that point, but that was not enough to garner a majority of the court's members. --Robert Wilonsky

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.