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Dallas Police Devise Plan to Combat Gang Violence (Dallas, TX): Dallas police say gangs are causing big problems on city streets. So much so that crime is the worst it's been in years. Now, the interim police chief has devised a plan to combat it. Interim Dallas Police Chief David Pughes says South East and South Central Dallas are the epicenters of gang activity in the city.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: February 17, 2017

People get chance to cover up gang-related, racist tattoos to start new life (San Antonio, TX): Many of us have done something in our past that we're not proud of or wish we could take back — even have a redo. But what if a part of your past was inked on your body and the choices you made back then are affecting you now? A local tattoo shop is offering free cover-ups to anyone with gang related or racist tattoos. The move is changing lives, and those mistakes are laying down the foundation for a better future for some.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: February 16, 2017

Suspect arrested for gang injunction violations (Wichita Falls, TX): Wichita Falls police arrested a man Sunday for violating the gang injunction after they say they discovered him stumbling out of a bar.
Source: Times Record News    Date: February 15, 2017

Reputed gang member convicted in drug case (El Paso, TX): A reputed Sureños gang member was convicted on several drug trafficking-related charges. Carlos “Chapo” Dorado, who was arrested after a nearly three-year investigation by several law enforcement agencies, was found guilty by a jury Tuesday of one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and two counts of selling, distributing or dispensing a controlled substance.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: February 15, 2017

Interim Dallas Police Chief Plans Crackdown On Gangs (Dallas, TX): 2017 has started with an overall decline in crime for Dallas. Monday, the Dallas City Council Public Safety Committee received crime statistics for the beginning of the year. Property and personal crimes combined show a decrease of 3.31 percent overall. Violent crime stats, compared to same period in 2016, increased by 5.72 percent, but those figures reveal a criminal contrast.
Source: CBS DFW    Date: February 13, 2017

Mom of young teen found dead says there's more to the story (Houston, TX): A day after a 14-year-old boy was found dead underneath the bleachers at St. Jerome Catholic School, the boy's mother is speaking out saying there's more to the story. She believes her son's death was no accident.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: February 10, 2017

Documented Longview gang members (Longview, TX): The Longview Police Department has identified people as what they call, "documented gang members." The LPD says there are at least 20 known gangs operating within the Longview area, however that number could be as much as 40 with people coming in and out of the area.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: February 10, 2017

Longview programs aim to reduce gang membership (Longview, TX): Gang activity fluctuates year by year in the city of Longview. Membership within each group also changes. "You have at least 3 (members per group), but sometimes you may have 20-30 people operating together," Kristie Bryan, Longview Police Department Public Information Officer, said.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: February 10, 2017

Tattoo shop changing lives one cover-up at a time (San Antonio, TX): A local tattoo shop is changing lives one cover-up at a time. Twisted Tattoo is offering free cover-ups for gang related or racist tattoos. “He doesn't want to have to remember the person who he used to be,” said Matt Vargyas, a tattoo artist.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: February 6, 2017

Alleged gang member wanted in Chaparral drive-by shooting arrested in El Paso (El Paso, TX): A suspected Barrio Azteca gang member wanted by U.S. Marshals in connection with a shooting in New Mexico was arrested after trying to flee from a traffic stop in El Paso, police said.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: February 3, 2017

Two injured in 'gang-related' shooting near Gates Elementary, school put on lockout (San Antonio, TX): Two men were wounded, one critically, in an East Side shooting Monday that San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus said may be connected to drugs or gang activity.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: January 30, 2017

Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Gangs (McAllen, TX): State and local law enforcement broke ground on a new anti-gang center Saturday. The Texas Transnational Intelligence Center will be located at the old McAllen police headquarters. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw said the center is crucial.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: January 28, 2017

Police: 'Armed and dangerous' gang member in critical condition after officer-involved shooting (Lubbock, TX): Officials with the Lubbock Police Department say 31-year-old Paul Anthony Valderas is in critical but stable condition after being shot by LPD Narcotics Officers serving an arrest warrant on Thursday night.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: January 27, 2017

SAPD makes arrest in July gang-related drive-by murder (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio police have made an arrest in a drive-by murder that took place in July 2015. Police said they believe the suspected killers are all members of a prison formed gang that is under investigation by DPS and FBI agents.
Source: KENS 5 News    Date: January 27, 2017

Texas court rejects condemned Houston gang leader's appeal (Houston, TX): The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused an appeal from a 42-year-old former street gang leader sent to death row for the slayings of a teenager and a child in a drive-by shooting in Houston on New Year's Day 20 years ago.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: January 25, 2017

Robberies shed light on Longview gang (Longview, TX): The arrests of at least four people in connection to a pair of gas station robberies shed light on a previously undisclosed street gang operating in the city.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: January 23, 2017

Gang-Affiliated Gun Smuggler Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison (San Angelo, TX): A gang-affiliated gun smuggler was sentenced to seven years in the Texas Penitentiary Thursday in the 119th District Court. According to court documents, Felix Antonio Piña was found guilty of firearm smuggling, a 3rd degree felony, and sentenced to seven years in prison. He was also fined $2,500.
Source: San Angelo LIVE!    Date: January 22, 2017

State report highlights public safety threats to Texas (Austin, TX): The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the 2017 Texas Public Safety Threat Overview, a state intelligence estimate that offers an assessment of the current public safety threats to Texas.
Source: Stephenville Empire-Tribune    Date: January 21, 2017

Barrio Azteca leader pleads in consulate case (El Paso, TX): A leader in the Barrio Azteca gang pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in El Paso for his role in the killings of three people linked to the U.S. Consulate in Juárez in 2010.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 14, 2017

Gang member receives 35-year sentence in fatal expressway shooting (Edinburg, TX): Rolando Rene Rodriguez covered his face Monday as deputies escorted him out of the 370th state District Court. A few moments earlier, state District Judge Noe Gonzalez sentenced the 22-year-old Rodriguez to 35 years in prison in connection with the shooting death of Javier Olmedo.
Source: The Monitor    Date: January 9, 2017

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