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Texas Town Warily Eyes New Resident Polygamist

Samuel Fischer is a polygamist.

He is moving to Lockney, Texas, with his two wives and more than 20 children.

He also brings with him a thriving cabinet-making business that could create as many as 100 jobs in the small, panhandle town.


Lockney has a population of only 2,000. Residents are concerned that Fischer, a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, will start up a local branch.

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