* A temple rises: In November 2003, the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints purchases property for its 1,691-acre YFZ Ranch outside Eldorado, Texas. A limestone temple and homes are built.
    * The raid begins: Authorities enter the ranch April 3, 2008, with arrest and search warrants based on a March 31 call from 16-year-old girl who claimed she had been abused by a 50-year-old man.
    * Breaching the temple: Authorities use a hydraulic tool to pry open the door of the massive limestone temple inside the FLDS compound. Officials act on a search warrant granted by a judge after a confidential source claims adult men were having sex with underage brides in the temple.
    * Children removed: Officials take 419 children off the ranch, accompanied by 133 women. About 50-60 men are left on the compound. Texas takes legal custody of the children. A hearing on their status is scheduled for Thursday.
    * The missing girl: Officials also say they do not know whether the 16-year-old girl who called for help is among the children they removed.
    * In the courtroom A state judge rules that three members of the FLDS have the right to challenge the legality of the search of the compound. site down 12/08