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Chuco Tango gang member pleads guilty in drive-by shooting murder of Barrio Azteca rival (El Paso, TX): A Chuco Tango gang member pleaded guilty Monday in state court to killing a rival Barrio Azteca member in a drive-by shooting in the Lower Valley in 2014.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 24, 2018

Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother (Huntsville, TX): Attorneys for a Texas inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution for the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother during a birthday party 10 years ago outside a Fort Worth apartment.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: April 24, 2018

Border Patrol Agents see increase in MS-13 gang members crossing RGV Border (Rio Grande Valley, TX): The Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 is one of the most feared and biggest gangs in the World. Its violent members are making a comeback in the United States and hundreds are being found here in the Rio Grande Valley.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: April 16, 2018

Somewhere Safe: Fleeing violence and corruption, Hondurans with nowhere else to go seek new lives in US (McAllen, TX): Facing threats of gang violence, Yaritza Mejia and her two young daughters fled San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in May 2017 and embarked on a yearlong journey to a place where they could start over: the United States.
Source: The Monitor    Date: April 14, 2018

Fugitive accused of being pimp for Houston gang brothels in federal custody (Houston, TX): After months of evading arrest, an alleged leader in an international gang-run brothel operation was arraigned in Houston federal court Thursday following a dramatic arrest this week in Mexico.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 13, 2018

Affidavit: Gang member said 20-year-old S.A. woman was 'crawling for her life' after he shot her (San Antonio, TX): The documented gang member accused of fatally shooting a 20-year-old woman on an East Side road told a witness she was "crawling for her life" after he he gunned her down, according to court records.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 6, 2018

Turner pledges $1M in police overtime pay to combat gang, gun violence (Houston, TX): Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he's made $1 million in overtime pay available to the city's police force to help combat gun and gang violence.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 6, 2018

Exclusive: A Night on the Streets with Fort Worth PD Gang Unit (Fort Worth, TX): In the late 1980s and early 90s, Fort Worth gained a reputation for having a serious gang problem. Since then, the police department has formed one of the largest dedicated gang units in the state, and they're making progress.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: April 4, 2018

Gang member trying to run over 5 Fort Worth officers crashes into 8 cars, police say (Fort Worth, TX): A gang member tried to run over five Fort Worth officers and hit eight parked cars in an attempt to evade them in his apartment's parking lot Friday night, police say.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: April 1, 2018

HISD assistant principal shares inspirational story: From gang life to new role (Houston, TX): Tristan Love is one of Houston ISD's youngest assistant principals ever. It's an astonishing accomplishment, considering the 26-year-old was once an active gang member.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: March 31, 2018

Acevedo vows gang crackdown after 11 kids have been slain in 16 months (Houston, TX): Angered by the gun deaths of 11 children in the last 16 months, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo on Thursday vowed to crack down on city gang members and team up with prosecutors to aggressively pursue gun violators.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 29, 2018

1 injured during SE Houston gang-related shooting, police say (Houston, TX): One person was injured in a gang-related shooting in southeast Houston on Wednesday night, Houston police said. Police said the shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. Authorities said two different gangs were involved in the shooting near a house on Burma Road.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: March 28, 2018

Former gang member shares his story living under a gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): A former gang member is sharing his story about why he believes gang injunctions can keep those on the list from turning their life around. Monday police and an attorney shared their views on gang injunctions in Wichita Falls following news of a judge ordering Los Angeles to remove nearly all its injunctions.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: March 21, 2018

Gang member, ex-Euless Trinity lineman, on trial in Hurst woman's killing (Fort Worth, TX): In 2005, George E. Folau basked in the glory of a state football championship as a lineman for Euless Trinity High School.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: March 19, 2018

Alleged MS-13 member in Maryland accused of ordering gang hits in Houston (Houston, TX): An alleged MS-13 member accused of ordering gang hits in Houston - and listening over the phone as underlings carried them out - was indicted Wednesday in Maryland as part of a sweeping case against at least a dozen members of the bloody street gang.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 15, 2018

HPD: MS-13 gang member kidnaps 14-year-old, leads police on chase (Houston, TX): A gang member is in custody after leading police on a high-speed chase in east Houston on Tuesday, police say. The Houston Police Department said they obtained an arrest warrant for a MS 13 gang suspect who kidnapped a 14-year-old.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: March 13, 2018

Alleged Barrio Azteca gang members arrested during "Operation Heroin Battle" (El Paso, TX): Investigators arrested 17 alleged Barrio Azteca gang members during a roundup this week, said officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety during a news conference Thursday.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: March 1, 2018

MS-13 was two minutes from execution when police intervened in Houston, charges say (Houston, TX): A member of the MS-13 street gang narrowly avoided being executed by other gang members earlier this month, his life likely saved by police who intercepted gang phone calls, according to court records filed in Harris County.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 27, 2018

Corpus Christi tattoo shop says it won't do murder suspect's tattoo removal for free (Corpus Christi, TX): A Corpus Christi tattoo parlor disputes claims made in court filings it would remove a murder suspect's tattoos for free.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: February 26, 2018

U.S. Marshals Arrest Two MS-13 Gang Members Charged with Attempted Murder (Austin, TX): U.S. Marshalls arrested two illegal alien MS-13 gang members in Austin, Texas, as part of a Lone Star Fugitive Task Force operation.
Source: Breitbart    Date: February 26, 2018

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