Tribune-Herald reporters Alan Nelson and Sandra Gines traveled to Palestine, Texas in 1987 for an in-depth look at the religious commune led by Vernon Howell.
1987: 'We’re hoping to get back home'
1988: The Trial
The celebration was muted Monday at the McLennan County Courthouse when jurors found seven of eight defendants accused of trying to murder self-styled prophet George Roden not guilty.
The key to world unity is people learning to accept each other’s differences. And that must begin in the home, a Central Texas woman said upon her return recently from the Fourth Annual International Prayer Congress for Unity in Christ.