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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

BCSO: Suspect charged in multiple robberies one of Bexar County’s most wanted gang members (San Antonio, TX): The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Habitual Offenders Team arrested an aggravated robbery suspect Sunday who has a long criminal history.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: January 19, 2020

Suspected California gang member targets Asian families in Houston-area in identity theft scheme, officials say (Spring, TX): A suspected California gang member bought two luxury vehicles and nearly $40,000 worth of items to furnish a home using at least three different stolen identities from Houston-area families, according to Harris County Financial Crimes investigators.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: January 16, 2020

Governor Abbott designates Soward to Texas Violent Gang Task Force (Texas): Governor Greg Abbott has designated David Soward to the Texas Violent Gang Task Force for a term at the pleasure of the Governor. The task force forms strategic partnerships among local, state, and federal criminal justice, juvenile justice, and correctional agencies to better enable those agencies to take a proactive stance towards tracking gang activity and the growth and spread of gangs statewide.
Source: Pleasanton Express    Date: January 15, 2020

Border Patrol apprehends gang members affiliated with notorious gangs (Falfurrias, TX): According to Border Patrol, two men affiliated with notorious gangs were arrested on Wednesday, January 8. A group of nine illegal aliens were arrested by Border Patrol Agents working near Falfurrias, Texas.
Source: KIII 3 News    Date: January 10, 2020

Ranking Gang Member Sentenced for Drug Trafficking (Victoria, TX): A ranking member of the Texas Chicano Brotherhood (TxCB) has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of conspiracy to possess and distribution of more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives    Date: January 8, 2020

Juárez police arrest reputed Azteca 'Old Guard' gang leader on binational wanted list (El Paso, TX): Juárez police arrested the alleged leader of the "Old Guard" of the Barrio Azteca gang, the first capture from a binational most-wanted persons list unveiled in November.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 7, 2020

Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Gang Members (Edinburg, TX): Border Patrol agents apprehended two men affiliated with the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang. Agents arrested a group of nine people in the U.S. illegally near Falfurrias; record checks revealed one of them had an arrest for attempted aggravated homicide in El Salvador.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: January 6, 2020

15 gang members arrested during two-day operation in the RGV (Hidalgo County, TX): Rio Grande Valley law enforcement worked together for a two-day operation that led to the arrest of 15 gang members. According to a release, officials the 15 individuals were arrested for outstanding warrants.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: January 2, 2020

Aryan Brotherhood gang member arrested in shooting of mail carrier (Houston, TX): An Aryan Brotherhood gang member faces a slew of charges related to the back-to-back shootings Saturday of a mail carrier in the Spring Branch area and a man at a nearby Costco gas station.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 2, 2020

‘The place is a jungle’: Texas youth prisons still beset by gangs, violence, abuse (Gainesville, TX): They climbed the walls, threw food, joined gangs and beat each other up. Some said they were sexually victimized, and others refused to leave their cells out of fear. At one lockup, teens challenged visiting officials to a fight. At another, a suicidal boy tried to hang himself twice in roughly an hour before the guards paid close enough attention.
Source: Beaumont Enterprise    Date: January 1, 2020

Lubbock Police arrests gang member for two aggravated assaults (Lubbock, TX): Lubbock Police Officers and U.S. Marshals located and arrested 26-year-old Matthew Benites, a member of the West Texas Tango gang, for aggravated assault and aggravated robbery/aggravated assault in two cases from Dec. 14.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: December 31, 2019

Dallas wants to start using Operation Ceasefire to lower shootings and gang activity. Here’s how it works in other cities (Dallas, TX): As Dallas ends the year with more homicides than it has seen in a decade, there is mounting pressure on the police department to come up with a plan to address violent crime. What especially shook city officials this year was the number of shootings that took the lives of young people, including 13-year-old Malik Tyler and 9-year-old Bradoniya Bennett, who were innocent kids in the line of gunfire.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: December 24, 2019

Texas Tango Blast tattooed gang member sentenced (Lubbock County, TX): From fresh-faced youngster to hardened criminal covered in face tattoos: Increasingly sinister mugshots chart the plight of Texas Tango Blast gang member. A Texas man whose heavily tattooed mugshot earned him a certain infamy was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Lubbock County court on Monday.
Source: Stock Daily Dish    Date: December 16, 2019

Lubbock Texas Anti-Gang Center Arrests Two Top 10 Wanted Gang Members (Lubbock, TX): On 12-16-2019 at approximately 5:00pm two of the TAG Top 10 wanted gang members were arrested in separate incidents. Investigators assigned to the Lubbock Texas Anti-Gang Center arrested Top 10 wanted gang member (Jacob Paredez AKA: “Joker” 38 years of age), and the Lubbock Police Department Patrol Division arrested a second Top 10 wanted gang member (AKA: Paul Quintero “Bloodbath” 27 years of age).
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: December 16, 2019

New book 'Gangs of the El Paso- Juárez Borderland' explores deadly 100-year history (El Paso, TX): Mike Tapia grew up in El Paso's Lower Valley amid the street gangs that he now studies as a criminologist. His new book, "Gangs of the El Paso-Juárez Borderland: A History," explores 100 years of a defiant, intriguing and sometimes deadly urban social phenomenon.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: December 12, 2019

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