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PLM Member Convicted for Injunction Violation (Wichita County, TX): In less than an hour of deliberation, a Wichita County jury convicts a named member of the Puro Lil' Mafia, or PLM, gang of violating the injunction for wearing gang colors inside a safety zone. Anthony Merito now faces up to one year in prison and a $4,000 fine.
Source: KFDX 3 News    Date: October 20, 2016

Central American gang's tentacles reach deep into Texas (Houston, TX): It’s the savagery that most bothers veteran police officer George Rhyne. He can't name other gangs in Houston — or anywhere else that he's aware of — that have used machetes to hack their enemies to death.
Source: The Texas Tribune    Date: October 19, 2016

Gang members break into Ford dealership (Rosenberg, TX): Four men were arrested Tuesday after breaking into a Ford dealership, according to Rosenberg police. Authorities said all four men have ties to the gang, MS-13.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: October 19, 2016

Gangster ‘Spanish Fly’ jailed on charge of sex trafficking of children (Fort Worth, TX): A Fort Worth gang member who remained on the lam after being charged in July with participating in a prostitution ring that included sex trafficking of children is now in custody.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: October 11, 2016

Lubbock Sheriff's Office: Bust on Crips Street Gang yields drugs, weapons, arrests (Lubbock, TX): Four people were taken to the Lubbock County Detention Center on Tuesday after a drug bust stemming from an investigation into the Crips Street Gang, according to the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: October 4, 2016

Houston's spiraling murders spurs surge of officers, confounds experts (Houston, TX): The growing spiral of Houston murders, up 15 percent so far this year after a staggering 25 percent hike in 2015, has forced Houston police to spend $2 million in overtime to deploy scores of extra officers at hot spots across the city.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 1, 2016

El Paso gang numbers rise, tip line reactivated (El Paso, TX): The El Paso Police Department reactivated its gang tip line on Friday in response to an increase in gang-related criminal activity this year, officials said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 30, 2016

Barrio Azteca gang member sentenced to 20 years in prison (El Paso, TX): A Barrio Azteca gang member was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his participation in a racketeering conspiracy and drug trafficking offenses, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: September 29, 2016

Stats Show Violent Crime On the Rise in San Antonio Over the Past Decade (San Antonio, TX): On a national level, crime is at historic lows in this country. Sure, the annual stats released by the FBI Monday might seem alarming at first glance – a 4 percent increase in violent crime from 2014 to 2015. But last year, violent crime was still 17 percent below what it was in 2006.
Source: San Antonio Current    Date: September 27, 2016

Blind anti-gang activist fights off armed robbers (Dallas, TX): When armed robbers tried to steal his money, Lamont Levels, a blind former gang member, wasn't going to just let that happen.
Source: USA Today    Date: September 16, 2016

Woman marks a first as Houston’s most wanted gang fugitive (Houston, TX): For the first time, a woman is Houston's most wanted gang fugitive.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 15, 2016

Anti-Gang Units Coming to the Valley (McAllen, TX): Texas is betting on a new intelligence center to monitor cartel activity and fight gangs in the South Texas region.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: September 6, 2016

One arrested in South Texas gang raid gets bail (Corpus Christi, TX): Five of six men accused of having gang ties and involvement in drug sales lost their bids for bail and will remain jailed until their trials.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: September 6, 2016

Proposed pilot program aims to curb gang violence (San Antonio, TX): The city has a new plan to stop gang violence on the east side. In its proposed budget, more than $100,000 are set aside for a gang violence intervention program. "Two kids were shot," resident Justin Smith-Jimenez says while pointing to a house that was caught in the crossfire of gang crime.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: September 1, 2016

19 arrested throughout Coastal Bend in FBI prison gang raid (Gregory, TX): The sounds of concussion grenades woke a quiet neighborhood in Gregory Wednesday morning as the FBI and other law enforcement agencies conducted a raid to crack down on prison gang members.
Source: KIII News    Date: August 31, 2016

Houston Tango Blast prison gang member sentenced to life after violent local pursuit (Houston, TX): A Houston man is returning to prison for life after shooting at Montgomery County officers during a violent high speed chase last year.
Source: Your Houston News    Date: August 31, 2016

Former gang member focuses on giving back to community (Amarillo, TX): At one point in his life, Jesse Lucero was a ranking member of a local barrio gang, but a moment arrived in prison when a man covered in tattoos, just like him, spoke to him about a different path.
Source: Amarillo Globe-News    Date: August 28, 2016

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. Love went from the Bloods to the books and a full scholarship to Wiley College to be part of the reincarnation of the Great Debaters.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: August 24, 2016

Violent crime is still up in Dallas, but may have plateaued for now (Dallas, TX): Dallas police are holding the line on this year's spike in violent crime, but some city leaders question how long they can maintain it if the Police Department keeps losing experienced officers.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: August 22, 2016

Six alleged members of 'Chuco Tango' gang arrested on drug charges (El Paso, TX): Investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested six suspected gang members on drug charges.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: August 19, 2016

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