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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Report: Numerous gangs present in West Texas (West Texas): A new report shows that gangs are active in West Texas. The Texas Gang Assessment, released by the DPS in July, is a collaboration between several law enforcement agencies to track gang activity within the state. Along with cataloging specific crimes and arrests of gangs, the report includes maps of Texas counties where Tier 1 and 2 gangs have a presence and are the most active.
Source: KOSA-TV CBS 7    Date: August 14, 2017

Tyler police say drug and gang activity likely cause of recent shootings, including two fatal (Tyler, TX): In the past five weeks, Tyler has seen nine separate shooting incidents, which police believe are related to gang and drug activity. The most recent gunfire happened Friday morning, when a 22-year-old man was fatally shot at a home in the 1600 block of Lawrence Street.
Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph    Date: August 11, 2017

Search on for MS-13 gang member suspected of East Montgomery County fatal stabbing (Montgomery County, TX): Authorities are searching for a self-proclaimed MS-13 gang member who is a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 60-year-old man early Thursday morning in East Montgomery County.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 5, 2017

HPD update on MS-13 gang member wanted for murder (Houston, TX): Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, HPD homicide commanders, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the Harris County District Attorney's Office, and other agencies discuss the arrest and extradition of suspect Douglas Alexander Herrera-Hernandez, charged and wanted for two murders in the Houston area.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: August 4, 2017

What you need to know about Tango Blast, Houston's most dangerous gang (Houston, TX): While MS-13's extreme violence has made them America's most notorious gang, they are far from the biggest threat in Houston or Texas. The crown belongs to Tango Blast.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 3, 2017

DPS gang report lists violent gangs in West Texas (Midland, TX): The gang report from the Texas Department of Public Safety for the 2015-2016 year is in. It says several gangs are present in the West Texas area. Even though, they are here local law enforcement says they aren't posing violent threats.
Source: KWES NewsWest9    Date: August 2, 2017

Authorities arrest man involved in gang-related shooting at east El Paso bar (El Paso, TX): Local and federal authorities arrested a suspected gang member wanted in connection with a shooting at an east El Paso bar.
Source: CBS4 News    Date: August 2, 2017

Potter County gang activity is higher than state median (Potter County, TX): Potter County is in the top half of all counties in the state in terms of gang activity, according to a recent report from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Source: Amarillo Globe-News    Date: August 1, 2017

Public & private sectors respond to high gang activity in Brazos County (Brazos County, TX): A report from the Department of Public Safety says organized crime continues to be a significant threat to public safety in Texas. The 60-page report compares organized crime in Brazos County to activity just like it in Houston.
Source: KBTX News    Date: August 1, 2017

3 wounded in gang-related bar shooting in far East El Paso (El Paso, TX): Three people were wounded by a gunman in what police described as a gang-related shooting Sunday night inside a bar in East El Paso.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: July 31, 2017

DPS report shows gangs active in Victoria (Victoria, TX): Eliminating criminal gangs in Victoria County requires an aggressive approach, said the county's lead prosecutor.
Source: Victoria Advocate    Date: July 29, 2017

Four people arrested as Gang Unit increases patrols (El Paso, TX): Increased patrols by the El Paso Police Department’s Gang Unit resulted in the arrests of four people and a juvenile being detained in two days, officials said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: July 28, 2017

Agents apprehend two immigrants with criminal backgrounds (Falfurrias and Weslaco, TX): An undocumented immigrant with a sex-related charge and another with gang ties were arrested by the Border Patrol in separate incidents Thursday in Falfurrias and Weslaco.
Source: The Monitor    Date: July 28, 2017

MS-13, the Gang Trump Said He Would Decimate, Is One of Texas’s Most Powerful (Houston, TX): Just a few days before President Trump on Friday promised to decimate MS-13, the state of Texas released a threat assessment that said MS-13 is among a handful of the most dangerous of 20 criminal gangs, with as many as 100,000 members that operate across the state.
Source: Newsweek    Date: July 28, 2017

Bryan police using anti-gang program to keep streets safe (Bryan, TX): This week, a DPS report on Texas gangs put a spotlight on organized criminal activity in the Brazos Valley. The Bryan police department says the report shouldn't make citizens worry. They've been working for more than 10 years to reduce street crime in Bryan.
Source: KBTX News    Date: July 27, 2017

Transience makes gang activity in county hard to assess (Johnson County, TX): While gangs operate in Johnson County, mobility makes it hard to assess the prevalence of activity, according to local law enforcement.
Source: Cleburne Times-Review    Date: July 27, 2017

Gang member accused of killing man at crime-ridden Tyler pool hall (Tyler, TX): Suspect Aquinas Dixon, 32, turned himself in to police Thursday afternoon in connection to the murder of 28-year-old Earnest Dennis.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: July 27, 2017

Texas gangs recruiting kids through social media (Austin, TX): Texas gangs are using social media to recruit and communicate with juveniles. The Department of Public Safety says there are at least 100,000 active gang members in our state. Austin ISD Police say there are signs parents can look for if they think Central Texas gangs are recruiting their kids.
Source: CBS Austin    Date: July 27, 2017

Bryan police using anti-gang program to keep streets safe (Bryan, TX): This week, a DPS report on Texas gangs put a spotlight on organized criminal activity in the Brazos Valley. The Bryan police department says the report shouldn't make citizens worry. They've been working for more than 10 years to reduce street crime in Bryan.
Source: KBTX News    Date: July 27, 2017

Report highlights most active gangs in Central Texas: The Texas Department of Public Safety has released its 2017 Texas Gang Threat Assessment, a collaboration with federal, state and local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies across Texas and the U.S.
Source: KVUE News    Date: July 26, 2017

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