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Gang graffiti vandal identified after defacing town homes, police say (Houston, TX): Houston police identified a teenager who allegedly scrawled gang graffiti on almost a dozen town homes in southwest Houston. The HPD Gang Squad identified him from a homeowner’s surveillance video Channel 2 News aired on July 2. And police say when it’s gang graffiti, it’s more than just a nuisance -- it could be a call to violence.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: July 19, 2018

Border Patrol Arrest Gang Members and Child Sex offenders (Edinburg, TX): Agents across the Rio Grande Valley arrested members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and 18th Street gangs. On July 12, agents apprehended a Honduran national near Falfurrias, Texas. His records checks revealed that the subject is a confirmed Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member.
Source:     Date: July 17, 2018

Police: 15-year-old charged with murder in Lubbock 18-year-old’s shooting death (Lubbock, TX): Lubbock police detectives arrested a 15-year-old male early Sunday in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old man late Friday in Southeast Lubbock.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: July 15, 2018

Dallas feds say they busted violent MS-13 gang members who attacked rivals with machetes and shotguns (Dallas, TX): It was a right of passage for the young men: maim or kill a rival gang member, according to prosecutors. In the case of one North Texas MS-13 cell, that meant using shotguns, sledgehammers and even machetes - their weapon of choice, prosecutors said. On Friday, federal authorities in Dallas announced the arrests of seven local MS-13 gang members and associates on charges that include racketeering, attempted murder and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: July 13, 2018

Inside MS-13 gang's mafia-like structure (Houston, TX): MS-13, a violent gang with more than 1,000 members in the Houston area, is responsible for the ambush of two high school students last year and the murder of a 16-year-old boy in Missouri City, according to investigators.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: July 12, 2018

SA crips ringleader, two other gang members face additional federal charges (San Antonio, TX): A San Antonio crips ringleader and two other gang members are facing additional federal charges stemming from their November arrest on a federal crack cocaine distribution conspiracy charge.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: July 11, 2018

Border Patrol arrests 3 gang members and 2 men charged with sex-related offenses against children (Rio Grande Valley, TX): Border Patrol agents all across South Texas have been cracking down on immigrants crossing into the U.S. illegally. Border Patrol agents across the Rio Grande Valley area recently arrested three gang members and two men who were charged with sex-related offenses against children.
Source: KGNS-TV News    Date: July 10, 2018

Two Houston men indicted for Walker County gang-related murder (Huntsville, TX): Two men have been charged with the murder of a man whose body was found in a burning vehicle in Walker County.
Source: KBTX-TV3    Date: July 10, 2018

Border Patrol agents apprehend gang members, convicted sex offenders over 4-day span (Weslaco, TX): Border Patrol agents arrested four gang members and two sexual predators trying to cross the border over a four-day span, according to a news release from the agency.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: July 10, 2018

Wichita Falls PD: Gang member on parole for selling drugs caught dealing methamphetamine (Wichita Falls, TX): A Wichita Falls man who was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2013 is back behind bars in the Wichita County Jail on new drug charges and a parole violation.
Source: Times Record News    Date: July 9, 2018

Waco: Officials to apply for grant to crack down on gangs (Waco, TX): City of Waco and McLennan County leaders met Monday afternoon to discuss applying for an anti-gang grant. It targets regional efforts to crackdown on gang activity.
Source: KWTX 10 News    Date: July 9, 2018

Texas Anti-Gang Grant could come to Central Texas (Waco, TX): A state grant from the governor's office could soon bring needed help to combat gang violence in Central Texas. On Monday, city and county leaders went over plans to apply for the program, hoping to bring it to the region for the first time.
Source: KWKT Fox44     Date: July 9, 2018

Prosecutors seeking death penalty in gang-related killings of Coronado High students (El Paso County, TX): El Paso County prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty against the alleged shooters in the gang-related killings of two Coronado High School students.
Source: The Gazette    Date: July 6, 2018

Border Patrol Arrests 4th Mexican Gang Member This Week (Del Rio, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a member of the Sureño 13 criminal gang who had been previously removed from the United States. This is the fourth confirmed gang member arrested by Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents in the last week.
Source: San Angelo LIVE!    Date: July 6, 2018

El Paso gang member convicted on federal cocaine, heroin charges in I-20 traffic stop case (El Paso, TX): A reputed gang member from El Paso was convicted on federal heroin and cocaine trafficking charges stemming from a traffic stop earlier this year on Interstate 20 in West Texas.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: July 6, 2018

El Paso police gang unit arrests 2 after man accused of attacking officers (El Paso, TX): Two men were arrested last week, and one was accused of attacking officers during a traffic stop by the El Paso Police Department’s Gang Suppression unit, authorities said Monday. The gang unit, which is assigned to the Texas Anti-Gang Center, arrested the two men and detained a girl Thursday afternoon after stopping a 2003 Chevrolet van with expired registration in the 800 block of North Carolina Drive.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: July 3, 2018

Two days: Four gang members arrested in Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg, TX): In two days, U.S. Border patrol agents across the Rio Grande Valley, Four gang members arrested by Border Patrol arrested four gang members. Rio Grande City station agents arrested a Honduran national near Roma, Texas. His records revealed that he is a confirmed Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: July 2, 2018

Captain of Juarez/El Paso Barrio Azteca gang, FBI's most wanted, arrested (El Paso, TX): A high ranking member of the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez Barrio Azteca Gang and one of the FBI’s ten most wanted, was arrested on Tuesday. Eduardo Ravelo, also known as “Tablas” was arrested in Michoacan, Mexico, thanks to leads from the FBI in El Paso and the El Paso Safe Streets Gang Taskforce, FBI officials said.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: June 27, 2018

4 known gang members arrested during burglary in NE Houston, HPD says (Houston, TX): Four men with lengthy criminal histories were arrested Monday during a vehicle burglary in northeast Houston, according to Houston police.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: June 26, 2018

Lubbock Texas Anti-Gang Center launches new website (Lubbock, TX): The Texas Anti-Gang (TAG) Center in Lubbock launched a new website to assist the public with reporting gang-related criminal activities in the Panhandle and South Plains. The primary goals of this website is to: report criminal activity anonymously, educate the public regarding the threat of illegal gangs, inform young people of the dangers of joining a gang, assist parents with identifying children’s behavior that may indicate gang interest and how to respond if they suspect gang involvement.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: June 25, 2018

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