April 19: Texas officials say they will try to keep siblings and teenage mothers and their children together as placements are made and promise sensitivity to particular needs of the FLDS. State and federal prosecutors asked to screen evidence taken in search of Swinton's home.
April 20: FLDS lawyers say they will aggressively challenge court's decision.Collection of DNA samples to try to match parents with children begins.
April 21: Tally of children in custody rises to 437, with speculation the count still could change. Judge suggests LDS might supervise prayer gatherings of the FLDS to ensure mothers don't use time to indoctrinate children. Utah's Family Support Center says raid more harmful than helpful. FLDS mothers appeal to Texas Gov. Rick Perry. No meetings planned.
April 22: Up to 100 children are moved from San Angelo Coliseum as placement in foster care begins. Lawyers for FLDS claim many civil rights violations.
April 24: Distribution of children from San Angelo to foster care sites throughout Texas continues. Count of children in custody rises to 462. Salt Lakers protest Texas raid in demonstration outside EnergySolutions Aarena.
April 25: Texas 3rd Court of Appeals refuses to hear plea of 45 FLDS women to bar "scattering of children." Busing of children to foster care sites continues.
April 26: The last of the children leave the San Angelo area for foster care.
April 27: Two FLDS boys are reported "unaccounted for." Texas authorities express frustration with slow process of sorting through 1,000 boxes of items removed from FLDS ranch. Attorneys for the sect are stymied by the lack of progress in their ability to begin court actions protesting the raid.
April 28: Texas officials say more than half of the teenage girls removed from the ranch have children or are pregnan
April 29: FLDS lawyers take first steps to sue Texas in federal court for lack of due process in the raid and its aftermath. Utah Attorney GeneraL Mark Shurtleff and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., square off on differences regarding polygamy issues. The Nevadan says Utah and Arizona have been lax in prosecuting polygamy, approves of Texas raid. After discussion, the two agree to work together on issues. Reid later announced appointment of a Justice Department prosecutor to review federal role in helping state, local law enforcement efforts against polygamy.
April 30: Texas' top child welfare official tells a Texas Senate committee 41 of the FLDS children taken in the raid had historic evidence of broken bones, but an FLDS attorney says the report is part of the state's attack on the religion.
May 1: Group of FLDS mothers petition Texas 3rd Court of Appeals to reverse Walther's decision to remove children from ranch.
May 2: Texas Department of Public Safety acknowledges warrant against Dale Barlow has been dropped. Texas authorities issue "cultural awareness guide" to help social workers deal with FLDS children.
May 5: FLDS leader asks in a letter that Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr. intervene. After review, governor says Utah will look only at cases involving Utah children. Utah child welfare authorities ask FLDS for a list of such children.
May 6: LDS Church rebuts article on New York Times Web site making "invalid" comparisons of early LDS polygamy and FLDS practices.
May 7: ACLU expresses concerns regarding Texas handling of the raid.
May 8: Texas officials begin drafting "family service plans" for children.
May 9: Utah and Arizona attorneys general speak in St. George meeting, supporting Texas raid but stating such an approach would not be used in their states.
May 10: Texas CPS respond to FLDS mothers' petition, saying all children in the sect are at risk due to lifestyle and teachings.
May 11: FLDS spokesman Willie Jessop delivers a letter of appeal to President Bush, who is in Texas for daughter's wedding. As customary, the letter was to be screened through normal channels.
May 16: FLDS mother, 18, wins court "victory," is allowed to stay temporarily with her newborn and an older child.
May 17: Jeffs' attorneys asked that a grand jury indictment in Arizona cases be dismissed, citing flaws in the jury's processes and undue influence from the state of Arizona.
May 19: Custody hearings start for each affected family, expected to take three weeks. Utah Supreme Court docket shows Jeffs will appeal his Utah conviction.
May 20: Four more FLDS "disputed minors" are declared to be adults;
May 21: San Angelo officials inform the Texas Senate Finance Committee that the raid and its aftermath has cost more than $5.2 million, with $1.3 million accruing monthly to keep the children in custody. Status hearings in five San Angelo courtrooms cause confusion, bitterness, with little hard evidence of abuse. Texas officials return to the ranch on suspicion more children remain at the compound, are turned away for lack of a search warrant. FLDS fear another raid.
May 22: The 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin rules that Texas acted improperly in taking the children from the ranch. Judge Walther has 10 days to order return of children. CPS expected to appeal.
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