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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

A crooked cop’s execution-style killing in Texas exposes the ruthless inner workings of the Mexican Mafia (San Antonio, TX): Both sides of Julian Pesina’s double life were closing in on his secrets. Pesina was a police officer in Balcones Heights, a small city of 3,000 people near San Antonio. But he also claimed allegiance to the Mexican Mafia, a notorious gang known for extortion and precision killings.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 15, 2016

Irving gang member dodges murder charge after deputy arrested, another investigator kills himself (Ellis County, TX): An Ellis County murder charge against an Irving man who was arrested on suspicion of his connection with a gang-related homicide in April 2013 was dismissed last month after the suicide of one key investigator in his trial and the arrest of another.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: August 14, 2016

Number of gang members down in Austin (Austin, TX): The gangs in Austin are not organized or territorial like they are in other cities, like Oakland. Austin police also said they are doing everything possible to make sure it stays that way because they warned, gangs in Austin are still dangerous.
Source: KVUE News    Date: August 10, 2016

Second man admits to deadly MLK Day shootings (San Antonio, TX): The second of three men charged with capital murder in last year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day shootings, accused of opening fire at purported rival gang members at a crowded carwash on the East Side, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of murder.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 10, 2016

AISD gang resistance camp for kids (Austin, TX): Gangs are going after students as young as elementary school age. Austin ISD police are doing what they can to intervene and keep kids from succumbing to peer pressure. A gang resistance camp is one method. FOX 7's Noelle Newton takes you inside it in this week's Crimewatch.
Source: KTBC FOX 7 News    Date: August 10, 2016

'No more excuses, bloodshed': Gang Truce Summit held in SW Houston (Houston, TX): Hundreds of people gathered in southwest Houston to call for an end to bloodshed caused by gang violence on Saturday. The Anti-Violence Gang Truce Summit was held at the Fountain of Life Center. It was organized by multi-faith leaders in the African American community.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: August 6, 2016

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

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