Tom Green County to help with FLDS cases

Commissioners OK grant for one part-time staffer

By Matthew Waller, San Angelo Standard Times

Posted November 17, 2009 at 11:26 a.m.

— The effect of the ongoing criminal cases involving members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has stretched across Schleicher County and into Tom Green County.

The Tom Green County Commissioners Court this morning approved funds to ease the stress of staffing legal proceedings in those cases.

Specifically, the Commissioners Court met today to approve a grant that pays for a part-time court administrator to help the 51st District Court in cases brought against several men associated with the FLDS Yearning for Zion Ranch outside of Eldorado.

Money for the grant comes from the County Essential Services out of the Texas governor’s office.

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