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Police looking for possible gang members in murder on Gulf Freeway (Houston, TX): Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department need help in identifying the suspect responsible for the murder of 18-year-old Geovanni Rios.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: July 20, 2016

Police working to keep kids from joining gangs (Austin, TX): Juvenile gangs are a problem in Austin, and police departments in the city are working to prevent kids from joining criminal gangs in the first place.
Source: KVUE News    Date: July 20, 2016

Residents Wanting Area’s Crime History Can Contact Local Police (San Juan, TX): Rio Grande Valley police chief is telling residents if they’re concerned about violence in their neighborhood, they should contact their police department. Last week, a man affiliated with a dangerous gang was arrested. The man stayed in the 1300 block of Cano Street in Edinburg. U.S. Marshal’s and other lawmen arrested him for violating his parole.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: July 18, 2016

Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy (El Paso, TX): A Barrio Azteca (BA) gang member pleaded guilty today for his participation in a racketeering conspiracy, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Richard L. Durbin Jr. of the Western District of Texas; Special Agent in Charge Douglas Lindquist of the FBI’s El Paso, Texas, Office; and Special Agent in Charge Will Glaspy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) El Paso Field Division announced today.
Source: American Security Today    Date: July 14, 2016

Anti-gang unit coming to San Antonio (San Antonio, TX): The city of San Antonio will soon have a new team to fight against its gang violence. The Texas Anti-Gang Unit, or TAG, is expected to be in place before the end of the year. It will be made up of officers from federal, state, and local agencies.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: July 13, 2016

CCPD: Sunday fatal shooting was gang related (Corpus Christi, TX): Corpus Christi police said a shooting that left one man dead outside a nightclub early Sunday was gang related.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: July 11, 2016

Known TYB gang members held in Gregg County Jail (Gregg County, TX): Two documented gang members were being held Thursday in the Gregg County Jail on a charge of bail jumping and on a sentence of contempt of court, respectively.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: July 8, 2016

15 gang members arrested in Central Texas drug operation (Austin, TX): State authorities say an eight-month investigation has resulted in the arrest of more than a dozen gang members suspected of distributing methamphetamine in the Austin area. The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday announced that members of the Texas Syndicate and Tango Blast gangs were taken into custody Thursday on a variety of charges, including criminal conspiracy and engaging in organized criminal activity.
Source: KBMT 12 News    Date: July 1, 2016

DPS arrests 15 gang members in meth bust (Austin, TX): A meth bust on Thursday by the Department of Public Safety has 15 alleged gang members in custody at the Travis County Jail.
Source: KXAN News    Date: July 1, 2016

Killeen police say they are making arrests in recent shootings; details limited (Killeen, TX): The Killeen Police Department says it’s still investigating numerous shootings in neighborhoods across the city in June and announced it made several arrests related to the violence. In a statement June 16, Killeen Police Chief Dennis Baldwin said many of the shootings were related to gang and drug violence.
Source: Killeen Daily Herald    Date: June 30, 2016

Gang member arrested in deadly shooting at Fort Worth dance studio (Fort Worth, TX): A 19-year-old man has been arrested in the deadly weekend shooting at an east Fort Worth dance studio that police say was gang-related. Tommy Lee Ward was arrested Tuesday on a murder warrant, jail records show.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: June 29, 2016

Gang investigators in San Antonio for national conference (San Antonio, TX): More than 800 investigators from across the state, country and even Canada are in San Antonio for weeklong training sessions. The officers in attendance represent local, state and federal offices. Some judges are even sitting in on the sessions.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: June 27, 2016

Homicide rates close in on five-year high (San Antonio, TX): In San Antonio, 66 people have died in homicides in 2016, an increase of 29 percent from this time last year. There were 94 homicides recorded in all of 2015, according to SAPD Uniform Crime Reports. The term homicide, in this case, doesn’t include violent deaths classified as justifiable, such as cases of self-defense.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: June 26, 2016

Blood Stains, Broken Glass at Dance Studio After Shooting (Fort Worth, TX): Blood stained the outside of Studio 74 hip hop dance studio and broken glass from a trophy case covered the floor on Saturday morning after a suspected gang-related shooting at an unauthorized party killed two people and injured at least five others.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: June 25, 2016

Summer Showcase aims to curb youths from crime, gangs (Longview, TX): The movement continues this week to attract young people in Longview away from crime and gang activity. Organizers of the June 24 Hope for Youth Summer Showcase describe the event as an exhibition of local hip hop and spoken word talent.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: June 23, 2016

Gang leader gets maximum sentence in machete slaying (Houston, TX): The leader of a Houston area clique of MS-13 - the notorious street gang imported from El Salvador - was convicted Thursday of murder and sentenced to 99 years for the brutal machete slaying of a 14-year-old boy.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 23, 2016

Juvenile Criminal Activity Investigation (Laredo, TX): A multi-agency effort to stop organized crime along the border is targeting a specific group of criminals criminals that aren't even considered adult. Law enforcement has seen an increase in juveniles participating in severe crimes but prosecution can be difficult due to their age.
Source: KGNS-TV News    Date: June 21, 2016

Aryan gang captain contends prosecutors and his own lawyer lied (Houston, TX): An Aryan Brotherhood of Texas prison gang captain contends he was lied to by federal prosecutors and his own lawyer about how much time he'd get behind bars if he pleaded guilty to racketeering instead of risking going to trial.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 9, 2016

Mexican Mafia honcho admits racketeering charge (San Antonio, TX): As the Texas Mexican Mafia held a “junta” — a gang board meeting — in San Antonio three years ago, one outcast was strangled with a video-game system power cord, then stabbed repeatedly in front of 40 members.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: June 7, 2016

Local officials drop Southlawn gang injunction lawsuit (Houston, TX): A civil lawsuit that initially would have permanently banned 92 accused gang members from a court-ordered "safety zone" in southeast Houston was dropped by the Harris County Attorney and District Attorney's Office. The decision came after settlement negotiations that resulted in proposals for programs to help gang members who wanted to "become law abiding citizens."
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 6, 2016

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