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Sheriff hopeful for East Texas anti-gang center in Smith County (Smith County, TX): Smith County will soon be home to one of Texas’ newest anti-gang centers. The task force will be made up of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies working together under one roof, accord to Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: February 14, 2020

Part 2: Mother’s flight from MS-13 exemplifies problem of gang violence in Guatemala (El Paso, TX): A Salvadoran gang often reviled by U.S. authorities has pulled out a bloody courthouse “rescue” of one of its leaders in Central America, news media outlets in Honduras report.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9    Date: February 14, 2020

With violent crime on the rise, these former gang members hope to save Dallas (Dallas, TX): For hours on Monday, grown-ups shared stories of children almost broken by life before it had even begun. A former drug dealer recounted a recent story of driving to Dixon Circle to meet a 14-year-old boy so badly bullied at school that he bought a gun.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: February 11, 2020

Programs Removed from (Dallas, TX): The National Institute of Justice has removed the Dallas Anti-Gang Initiative rating from Established in 1996, the initiative targeted five geographical areas that were home to seven of the city’s most violent gangs.
Source: Homeland Security Today    Date: February 10, 2020

Waco to answer rash of shootings with special anti-gang task force (Waco, TX): As we start a new week, lots of folks in Waco hope it will bring less gunfire. By the end of last week, Waco Police had no less than 5 investigations underway. At this time, they said the incidents are unrelated.
Source: KXXV 25 News    Date: February 9, 2020

Officials speak on progress of Texas Anti-Gang Initiative (San Antonio, TX): The Texas Anti-Gang Initiative is being called a scientific and strategic approach to dismantling gangs. On Friday, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies stood alongside Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales to talk about the joint effort to make the San Antonio area safer.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: February 8, 2020

Judge in Del Rio Sentences Latin King Gang Member to Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Conspiracy (Del Rio, TX): In Del Rio on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, a federal judge sentenced 40-year-old Bryan Torres, aka “Doughboy,” of Houston to 20 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for his role in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Steven S. Whipple, Houston Division, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Shane Folden, San Antonio Division, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 7, 2020

How the Texas Anti-Gang Center works to arrest the areas most violent criminals (San Antonio, TX): We have an update on a task force dedicated to taking the most violent offenders off the streets. Members of the Texas Anti-Gang Center met with members of the media to share a progress report.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: February 7, 2020

Rapper OMB Bloodbath arrested on gang charges while in court (Houston, TX): A Houston rapper has been arrested on charges related to leading a street gang. Alexandra Nicks, 26, also known as OMB Bloodbath, was taken into custody Friday on charges of directing activities of certain criminal street gangs. She was taken into custody while appearing in court for another charge.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: February 7, 2020

MS-13 gang member implicated in 9 attempted murders sentenced to life in federal prison (Dallas, TX): A Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang member implicated in nine attempted murders was sentenced Thursday to life in federal prison, following an investigation by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement     Date: February 6, 2020

DEA: Most violent crimes committed by gangs in SA (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio may be the 7th largest city in the U.S., but when it comes to gangs in the state of Texas we're number 3. Fox San Antonio uncovers why some of the most violent crime committed by gangs is happening here in San Antonio.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: February 4, 2020

Confirmed gang member, drug dealer sentenced in Comal County (Comal County, TX): A known drug dealer and confirmed member of the Tango Orejon gang was sentenced by Judge Gary Steele of Comal County, according to a Facebook post shared by the Comal County District Attorney's Office.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: February 3, 2020

Gang Member Linked to Four Drive-By Shootings Sentenced to 17 Years in Federal Prison (Dallas, TX): A gang member involved in several drive-by shootings in Dallas was sentenced today to 17 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 30, 2020

Girl will be tried as adult in shooting death of Lamar High School student (Houston, TX): A 17-year-old girl accused of murder in the shooting death of a Lamar High School student will stand trial as an adult, a judge ruled Monday. The girl’s name hasn’t been released yet but prosecutors say she helped plan the murder of Delindsey Mack and lured him to his death.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: January 27, 2020

Judge weighs whether to charge girl as adult in 2018 slaying of Lamar High School student (Houston, TX): A judge will decide whether a teenage girl will be tried as an adult in connection with the slaying of Lamar High School student DeLindsey Mack, according to investigators. According to investigators, Mack left the school at lunchtime on Nov. 13, 2018, and walked to a nearby apartment complex with two female classmates.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: January 23, 2020

Anti-Gang Center aims to decrease crime in Smith County (Tyler, TX): According to a report done by the Department of Public Safety, more than 100,000 gang members live in Texas, but newly-formed Anti-Gang Centers, could bring that number down. “We know that probably 85 to 90 percent, just about any offense that you can think of, any violent offense that you can think of, and a lot of property crimes are directed related to drugs. All of that is pretty much gang related,” said Sheriff Larry Smith.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: January 22, 2020

One of Texas' 'most wanted gang members' arrested in San Antonio. Gov. Abbott Tweets his thanks. (San Antonio, TX): Texas Governor Greg Abbott thanked deputies from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office for arresting "one of Texas' most wanted gang members" in San Antonio. The BCSO announced the arrest on its Facebook page Sunday, stating the Sheriff’s Habitual Offenders Team and the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force worked together to arrest aggravated robbery suspect Xavier Johnson, 25, in the 500 block of Sunrise Canyon.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: January 22, 2020

MS-13 gang member with extensive criminal history arrested crossing border (Uvalde, TX): An MS-13 gang member with an extensive criminal background was apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents while attempting to cross the border January 19 in Uvalde.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: January 22, 2020

Records: Convicted gang member sent lewd photos to child (McAllen, TX): A previously convicted gang member faces federal child porn charges after he allegedly sent explicit photos to a minor, records show.
Source: The Monitor    Date: January 22, 2020

Border Patrol apprehends gang member along with 12 others in Presidio (Presidio, TX): Agents with Border Patrol apprehended a Tango Blast gang member allegedly trying to enter the U.S. illegally in Presidio, Texas. Border Patrol agents said they tracked the footprints going north from the Rio Grande River, traversing through West Texas and near Chinati Peak.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: January 21, 2020

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