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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: everythinglubbock.com    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

Man charged with capital murder in connection with slaying of Jazmine Barnes, who may have been victim of 'mistaken identity' (Houston, TX): Two alleged Texas gangbangers made a deadly, stupid mistake when they fired at a passing car that they thought carried rivals — and ended up killing an innocent 7-year-old girl, authorities and media reports said Sunday.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: January 6, 2019

New anti-gang center could be making its way to East Texas (Tyler, TX): "An innocent young girl was brutalized and murdered in a quiet neighborhood. The monsters who did it dumped her body right here. They were members of the evil gang MS-13. They were caught, but there is more to do. So I launched anti-gang task-forces all across Texas and thousands of criminals have already been arrested," says Governor Abbott in his new statewide television ad entitled "Cracking Down On Violent Gangs."
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: January 2, 2019

Vandals smear park with graffiti in East El Paso, residents say neighborhood also targeted (El Paso, TX): In Dick Shinaut Park, off Saul Klienfield Drive, residents can enjoy a stroll around the park, eat a nice meal at one of the park's picnic areas, let the kids play on the playground or skate in the parks skate park.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: January 2, 2019

Houston ends year with slight uptick in homicides (Houston, TX): One of the last homicide victims of 2018 died early Monday morning — shot to death in southwest Houston. Police officers arrived at the Lundren Park Apartments and found her lying outside the complex, bleeding from several gunshot wounds. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: December 31, 2018

Report analyzes gang presence in Ector County (Odessa, TX): An annual report of data showing gang-related activity released by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows the presence of gangs throughout the state, with Ector County seeing a documented presence of members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and the Aryan Circle.
Source: Odessa American    Date: December 28, 2018

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