San Angelo, Texas – Hearings are taking place in San Angelo today, where state child welfare authorities want to put eight children from a polygamist sect back in state custody.
Authorities say their mothers haven't limited their contact with men accused of being involved in underage marriages. None of the children live at the Yearning For Zion Ranch near the West Texas town of Eldorado.
The latest allegations center on underage marriages involving the children's fathers or stepfathers. Only one of the men faces any criminal charges.
Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Drew Edmondson says he's leaning toward running for governor in 2010, but he's not the only prominent Democrat pondering a race to succeed two-term Gov. Brad Henry.
Other Democrats looking at the race are State Treasurer Scott Meacham and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins.
Republicans too are excited about the prospects of fielding a winning gubernatorial candidate, with visions of controlling both the legislative and executive branches for the first time in state history.
Hugo, OK – A contract for the city of Hugo to sell up to 75 billion gallons of water from Hugo Lake to the Dallas-area suburb of Irving each year has angered other north Texas water providers.
Several permit applications and federal lawsuits have been filed in an attempt to end Oklahoma's ban on selling water to Texas. Each seeks to obtain some of the 1.4 million acre-feet of ``excess'' water that flows through the lake in far southeastern Oklahoma each year.