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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

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

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