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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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Honduran gang chief seized in Texas after massacre (Falfurrias, TX): U.S. police have captured the head of a notorious Honduran youth gang who is wanted at home for the killing of 28 people in a bus attack last December that shocked Central America.
Source: Reuters    Date: February 23, 2005

Spring Branch unites efforts to fight gangs (Spring Branch, TX): Spring Branch school officials and community leaders say gang activity in Spring Branch needs to be driven out in order to create a safer environment for students and residents in the Spring Woods area.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 23, 2005

Alief can rub out gangs, graffiti, city officials say (Alief, TX): At a recent community meeting, Alief residents got the low-down from top city, police and community authorities on gangs and graffiti "taggers" operating in the area - and what the community can do to minimize the impact of their signs and crimes.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 23, 2005

Socorro incidents spark worries of increased gang activity (Socorro, TX): A recent flare-up in gang-related violence in Socorro has police concerned even as they search for a suspected gang member who allegedly broke the back of a man he deliberately ran over with a car last week.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: February 22, 2005

Two shot, one dead in gang-related shooting (Houtson, TX): Police believe a fatal shooting Wednesday night might have been gang-related. A man in his late teens was killed and another man was wounded, in the parking lot of the Fairmont Luxury Apartments in the 7300 block of Hillcroft.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: February 17, 2005

Parents critical at keeping kids out of gangs (El Paso, TX): Parental involvement is crucial to keeping children from joining the more than 400 gangs in El Paso, police said Wednesday night during a gang awareness meeting with parents at Irvin High School.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: February 17, 2005

14 temporarily barred from East Side streets (San Antonio, TX): Fourteen people suspected of gang activity were slapped with temporary restraining orders Tuesday, barring them from congregating in an East Side neighborhood plagued by drugs and violence.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: February 16, 2005

SAPD serves gang members notices (San Antonio, TX): Members of the San Antonio Police Department's Gang Unit hit the streets of the East Side on Tuesday to serve 15 known street gang members with injunction notices.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: February 15, 2005

Three men accused of shooting at councilman's home (Fort Worth, TX): Three suspected gang members have been charged in a drive-by shooting at a city councilman's house last summer.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 10, 2005

Chief: Police seeing the payoff in focus on gangs (Fort Worth, TX): Gang arrests tripled and related crimes dropped by nearly half last year after police expanded efforts to fight gangs, Police Chief Ralph Mendoza said Tuesday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 9, 2005

Murder suspect accused of repeatedly driving into crowd (Lufkin, TX): A 21-year-old man was charged with murder after police say he repeatedly drove over a group of people in a crowded parking lot outside a bar Sunday night, killing one person.
Source: Cox News Service    Date: February 8, 2005

Gang graffiti in school carries stiff charges (Pasadena, TX): Pasadena Independent School District police arrested one student and plans to arrest another student for allegedly marking two schools with gang graffiti in separate incidents.
Source: The Pasadena Citizen    Date: February 7, 2005

Teenager slain in apparent gang-related shooting (Houston, TX): A teenager was slain in an apparent gang-related drive-by shooting in southwest Houston Wednesday night, police said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 27, 2005

DISD hires gang specialist (Dallas, TX): The Dallas Independent School District has taken an extra measure to cut gang violence among and affecting its students.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: January 25, 2005

Larger FWPD gang unit sees progress (Forth Worth, TX): The Fort Worth Police Gang Unit is reporting significant progress since the City Council approved the money to add more officers.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: January 24, 2005

Dallas sees a resurgence in gang activity (Dallas, TX): The gang problem that Dallas thought it had conquered a decade ago is again on the rise, authorities say, because busted gang members have done their time and returned to the streets.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: January 23, 2005

Gang problem growing in DISD (Dallas, TX): It began as a party and ended in gunfire. As partygoers mingled, latecomers approached the Pleasant Grove home and began shooting. Four teenagers, current and former Dallas school students, were wounded.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: January 22, 2005

Council member's house again targeted by gunfire (Fort Worth, TX): The home of a City Council member who supports police anti-gang efforts and other crime prevention was targeted by gunfire for the second time in six months.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 17, 2005

S.A. homicides increase over 10 percent (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio homicides rose just over 10 percent last year, an increase that authorities attributed to increased organized gang activity. The 2004 total was 95, up from 86 homicides in 2003.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: January 12, 2005

Gang suspected in teen's death (Houston, TX): A teenager shot to death while walking home from school with some friends Tuesday was identified as Luis Antonio Vidales, 14, of the 11500 block of Gladefield, police said. Police indicated Tuesday the shooting may have been gang-related.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 12, 2005

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