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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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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:     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:     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

2 suspected gang members arrested in bank jugging sting using bait vehicle (Houston, TX): Two suspected gang members were arrested Friday in a bank jugging sting after Houston police used a bait car and a bag of money to lure in the alleged would-be thieves.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 9, 2018

Local High-Tech Anti-Gang Center To Go Operational Monday (McAllen, TX): A little more than a year-and-a-half after construction started, a new multi-agency crime-fighting center in McAllen is set to go operational. Law enforcement officials and lawmakers will gather Monday to cut the ribbon to the Texas Transnational Intelligence Center.
Source: KURV 710 News    Date: September 7, 2018

MS-13 gang members indicted in Galveston strangulation (Galveston, TX): Three men identified as members of the transnational MS-13 street gang were charged with murder after strangling a man to death in Galveston in June, Galveston police officials confirmed Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 6, 2018

Federal, local authorities target gang-related crime in raids on multiple East Side locations (San Antonio, TX): Local, state and federal agents raided several locations on the East Side on Thursday, targeting 10 people suspected of gang-related drug crime.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: September 6, 2018

What you need to know about gangs and gang violence in Houston (Houston, TX): Gang violence is a growing concern among Houston neighborhoods and the law enforcement agencies which patrol them. The FBI says these gangs aren't sophisticated or well organized, but use violence to control communities and profit from their crimes.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: September 5, 2018

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