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MS-13 gang member that was previously deported arrested in Eagle Pass (Eagle Pass, TX): A MS-13 gang member that was previously deported from the country was arrested Monday in Eagle Pass. Border Patrol agents found the 35-year-old Honduran national Feb. 18 while conducting line watch operations. Records revealed the man, deported from the United States in 2006, is a confirmed member of the MS-13 gang.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: February 20, 2019

Gangs, lack of guards spark teen riot at understaffed Texas juvenile prison (Gainesville, TX): Spurred by boredom, gang conflicts and anger over a lack of guards, teens at a North Texas juvenile prison rioted for six days, assaulting officers and each other during a mass disturbance that boiled over during a football game.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 19, 2019

Smith County commissioners vote to support Texas Anti-Gang Center in Tyler (Tyler, TX): The Smith County Commissioners Court voted to approve a resolution of support for a Texas Anti-Gang Center for Northeast Texas in Tyler. The resolution would bring federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies together under one roof to combat and eradicate gangs in the area.
Source: KYTX 19 News    Date: February 12, 2019

Photos: Houston face tattoos sometimes depict gang affiliation, others express devotion (Houston, TX): Traditionally, face tattoos have gotten a bad rap, in large, because of their association with gang members and criminals. However, in recent years, they have become more prevalent and increasingly more accepted.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 12, 2019

Chief McManus: Crime in San Antonio decreased for second straight year (San Antonio, TX): Police Chief William McManus said crime in San Antonio decreased for the second year. McManus said part I crimes in the city decreased 17 percent from 2017, marking a second consecutive decrease. The decrease in crime is is due to patrol officers, the SAFFE program, detectives and the Violent Crime Task Force, McManus said.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: February 11, 2019

Exclusive Gang Unit Ride Along: How El Paso Police are fighting violent gang crime in El Paso (El Paso, TX): The violent crime associated with gang activity in the city of El Paso has decreased drastically over the past 20 years, said El Paso's Gang Unit Sergeant.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: February 8, 2019

Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for 2 new anti-gang task force centers to be in Tyler and Waco (Austin, TX): Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for two new gang task forces, one in Tyler and another in Waco during Tuesday's biennial State of the State Address. Abbott addressed community safety and the importance of law and order and keeping communities safe.
Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph    Date: February 5, 2019

Governor's anti gang money sought for regional center (Waco, TX): Waco City Council members are being asked to approve an application for $3.5 million dollars in grant money to fight criminal gangs in Central Texas. The money, which would come from the Texas Anti-Gang Program, would be used to set up a regional anti-gang coalition hosted by the Waco Police Department.
Source: KWKT Fox44     Date: February 5, 2019

12 arrested in Lubbock anti-gang sweep for drugs, guns (Lubbock, TX): Investigators say a dozen people have been arrested in a West Texas law enforcement sweep for drugs and guns as part of anti-gang efforts.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 2, 2019

Project Safe Neighborhood Announced for Amarillo (Amarillo, TX): The U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI, and local law enforcement are now going to be apart of a new initiative, Project Safe Neighborhood. "It focuses on rooting out the areas worst offenders, educating those convicted of crime about recidivism and building goodwill among the residents, people who are sometimes very wary of working with law enforcement," said Erin Nealy Cox, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.
Source: KAMR Local 4 News    Date: January 30, 2019

SAPD: Bloods gang member, 'bottom girl' accused of forcing minors into prostitution (San Antonio, TX): A nearly two-year-long investigation by the San Antonio Police Department revealed that a man and woman forced minors into prostitution and sold them for sex through online escort service ads, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by KSAT 12 on Friday.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: January 25, 2019

EPPD: Sureños Gang members charged in conspiracy involving sale of meth and heroin (El Paso, TX): Investigators with the West Texas Anti-Gang Center in El Paso completed a six month drug conspiracy investigation with the arrest of nine alleged members of the Sureños Gang.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: January 24, 2019

Arrests, drug seizures follow joint investigation by West Texas Anti-Gang Center (El Paso, TX): Agencies from the West Texas Anti-Gang Center have completed a six-month investigation culminating in the arrest of nine individuals and the seizure of 47.1 grams of heroin, 2.7 grams of methamphetamines and 4.3 grams of marijuana.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: January 24, 2019

Local law enforcement leaders discuss drugs, gangs, and the border crisis (Lubbock, TX): Amid a border crisis and a continuing government shutdown, Congressman Jodey Arrington sat down with local law enforcement leaders to discuss its impact on the region. Arrington said things like drugs, gangs, and criminal activity are overrunning local communities and local law enforcement.
Source:    Date: January 21, 2019

Gang members sentenced on drug charges (McAllen, TX): Prison sentences have been handed down for members of a known Texas street gang in connection with federal drug charges, court records show.
Source: The Monitor    Date: January 17, 2019

Teenager killed in drive-by shooting in south Houston, police say (Houston, TX): Houston Police are investigating after a teenager was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in south Houston Saturday evening.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: January 13, 2019

Man who lost his son to gang violence in Houston speaks out (Houston, TX): Talk of gang violence in the Houston area has resurfaced after Texas Governor Greg Abbott posted on Twitter about the murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes. One man who lost his child in a gang-related shooting agrees with the Governor and spoke with FOX 26 News about his plans to curb the violence.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News    Date: January 10, 2019

Suspects in Jazmine Barnes' murder allegedly have gang ties (Houston, TX): As Jazmine Barnes was laid to rest Tuesday, a second suspect was charged with her murder. Larry Woodruffe, 24, now faces a capital murder charge along with Eric Black Jr., 20, who was charged over the weekend.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: January 9, 2019

City officials speak out about combating gang violence (Houston, TX): One day after Jazmine Barnes' funeral, a retweet from Governor Greg Abbott has shifted the conversation to fighting gangs. Abbott says the city has too many gangs and wants to expand a state task force in Houston.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: January 9, 2019

Too many gangs in Houston:’ Abbott suggests expanding Texas anti-gang task force (Houston, TX): Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday tweeted that there are "too many gangs in Houston" following the arrest of two men accused of killing 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 9, 2019

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