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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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Trial underway for suspect in drive-by gang shooting that killed 2 San Angelo teens (San Angelo,TX) : Gabriel Garcia had been 15 for all of one day before he landed in a police interrogation room, being questioned about a 2016 double homicide.
Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times    Date: October 18, 2018

Texas border counties score $5.8 million in grant funding (Austin, TX): Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott announced $5.8 million in grant funding allotted to Border Prosecution Units (BPU) along the Texas border.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: October 17, 2018

Border Patrol arrests Sureno gang member with lengthy criminal history near Rio Bravo (Rio Bravo, TX): A Sureno gang member was among four individuals arrested by Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents near Rio Bravo. The arrest happened on Sunday when agents encountered a group of illegal aliens by the river, the agency said. The individuals were immediately placed under arrest and taken into custody.
Source: Laredo Morning Times    Date: October 15, 2018

104 Fugitive Gang Members Arrested In North Texas (Dallas, TX): More than 100 wanted gang members are off the streets of North Texas after what the U.S. Marshals Service is calling a large-scale gang enforcement operation.
Source: CBS DFW    Date: October 11, 2018

MS13 Arrests Along the Border Up Nearly 50 Percent (Houston, TX): Houston area law enforcement have recently outlined the threat of MS13 violence, now there's word that arrests of the notorious gang members are up nearly 50 percent along the border.
Source: KTRH News    Date: October 8, 2018

1 killed, several injured in gang-related shootout in southeast Houston, police say (Houston, TX): A person was killed and others were injured in a gang-related shootout Saturday afternoon, police said. Houston police responded to two reported shootings in south Houston.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: October 6, 2018

Governor Abbott announces funding to crack down on gang violence (Austin, TX): Gov. Greg Abbott today announced $5,158,000 in grant funding through the Local Border Security Program (LBSP) to better secure the Texas border from gangs and violent criminals. One hundred awards were released to local communities and law enforcement groups across the region for intelligence sharing, collaboration and efforts to crack down on border-related criminal activity in Texas.
Source: The Marshall News Messenger    Date: October 4, 2018

Local cities, law enforcement receive state grant to crack down on gang violence (Austin, TX): A total of 36 cities, towns and law enforcement agencies in the Rio Grande Valley received a grant from the Texas governor on Wednesday for better security along the border.
Source: CBS 4 News    Date: October 3, 2018

Two men arrested after kidnapping, police say (Austin, TX): Two known gang members have been charged with a slew of crimes after Austin police said they kidnapped and attacked two men this month, court documents say.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: September 27, 2018

Suspected Houston gang member added to Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list (Houston, TX): Texas authorities are searching for a Houston man suspected of shooting and wounding a 65-year-old man earlier this month.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 26, 2018

Sheriff: 'Key to solving rising gang problem lies in prevention' (Lubbock County, TX): The first Texas Anti-Gang Center (TAG) opened in Houston six years ago. The Governor's 'Securing Texas' plan capitalized on its effectiveness, replicating the center across the state including in Lubbock.
Source: Magic 106.5    Date: September 25, 2018

Criminal street gang member arrested during search warrant operation on W. 16th (San Angelo, TX): On Wednesday, September 19, members of the Department’s Street Crimes Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of West 16th Street.
Source: KLST TV    Date: September 21, 2018

HPD: 2 gang members target Baytown bank customer, lead police on chase (Houston, TX): Police said two gang members were arrested after following and robbing a bank customer and leading police on a chase Thursday.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: September 20, 2018

Border Patrol Arrests Convicted Gang Affiliated Sex Offender (El Paso, TX): Ongoing efforts by U.S. Border Patrol Agents to keep convicted sex offenders off the streets of El Paso paid off once again after a 23-year old Mexican National was apprehended during the early hours of Wednesday.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: September 19, 2018

Vandals tag school bus shelter with gang-related graffiti (Dallas, TX): Neighbors in the Joppa community of southern Dallas say gang members are trying to take over a corner where children gather for the school bus every morning. And those residents say they are determined not to let that happen.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: September 17, 2018

Border Patrol Apprehend Gang Member and Sexual Predator (Falfurrias, TX): Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias station identified an 18th Street gang member and a sexual predator.
Source: KVEO.com     Date: September 15, 2018

Deputies seize black tar heroin and cocaine, gang member arrested (San Antonio, TX): The Bexar County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of a confirmed gang member and seized numerous pounds of narcotics.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: September 14, 2018

Texas border patrol arrests 8 MS-13 gang members, 5 sexual predators (Rio Grande City, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley identified eight gang members of the Mara Salvatrucha and 18th Street gangs as well as five sexual predators. Last Wednesday, agents assigned to the Falfurrias station apprehended a Salvadoran national near Encino, Texas, whose record checks revealed he is a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member.
Source: The Global Dispatch    Date: September 12, 2018

New Policy Being Proposed to Deal with Gangs and Illegal Activity in Texas Communities (McAllen, TX): Today Governor Greg Abbott was in McAllen proposing a new policy to crack down on gang and illegal activity in Texas communities. The Safeguarding, Securing, and Serving Policy aims to increase the number of investigations and arrests of gang members. In addition to taking illegal weapons and drugs off the streets.
Source: KVEO.com     Date: September 10, 2018

2 charged with capital murder in cell phone robbery in 2016 (Houston, TX): Two men believed to be connected to the Southwest Cholos street gang have been charged with capital murder in the 2016 stabbing death of a Chinatown resident over a cell phone.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 10, 2018

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