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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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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

Central American gang may have presence in EP (El Paso, TX): The Mara Salvatrucha - a large, ruthless Central American street gang linked to a recent bus massacre in Honduras whose members have been popping up along the Texas-Mexico border - may be making its way to El Paso, police said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 3, 2005

Officer mistakenly hands out gang info to 7th-graders (Pearland, TX: A campus officer at Pearland Junior High West is under investigation for handing out a controversial pamphlet containing explicit material to students during an anti-gang program, Local 2 reported Wednesday.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: December 9, 2004

Parents question gang plan (DeSoto, TX): Some parents at an informational meeting Tuesday told DeSoto school officials that they didn't believe their tax money was being spent wisely on an assessment that would determine whether the district has a gang problem.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: December 9, 2004

Police: Sunday shooting related to gang activity (Wichita Falls, TX): It was a gang-related homicide that killed 30-year-old David Camacho early Sunday morning, Wichita Falls police said Monday. Camacho had a history involving gang violence, as did several other members of his family, a 2001 Times Record News article on gang activity in Wichita Falls reported.
Source: Times Record News    Date: December 7, 2004

Drug cartel targets agents (Texas): A band of Mexican army deserters that smuggles illicit drugs into the United States across the southern Texas border has offered bounties of up to $50,000 for the assassination of U.S. Border Patrol agents and state and local police officers, U.S. law-enforcement authorities said.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: November 25, 2004

Ranch search for 'Mexican Mafia' victims ends (San Antonio, TX): Law officers who suspected that a Central Texas ranch was a graveyard for victims of a power struggle within the Mexican Mafia gang have recovered the skeletal remains of one person.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 7, 2004

Police: Boy, 12, shot in gang fray (Fort Worth, TX): A William James Middle School student remained in a hospital Tuesday with a gunshot wound to the head after a weekend shooting that police say was gang-related.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: November 3, 2004

Two recent drive-by shootings uncommon for El Paso (El Paso, TX): Two drive-by shootings earlier this month were uncharacteristic for El Paso, which in the past decade has seen a drop in gang violence.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: October 20, 2004

Gang-related scuffle ends with gunfire in Round Rock (Round Rock , TX): A gang-related rumble that began at a quinceañera in Pflugerville early Sunday morning escalated into a car chase and ended with a shots fired in a Wendy's parking lot in Round Rock, said Officer Eric Poteet, a spokesman for Round Rock police.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: October 18, 2004

Police hope to bring out the big guns (Fort Worth, TX): Want-ing to ensure that his officers aren't outgunned, Police Chief Ralph Mendoza is seeking to give some officers a new weapon - the AR-15 rifle - in the fight against criminals and gangs.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: October 6, 2004

Police proactive against gangs (El Paso, TX): The X's over gang placazos, or signs, on walls in a Central El Paso neighborhood recently told police gang officers something was happening. A group of newcomers was challenging an established gang, and police began talking to gangsters to quell any potential fighting.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 18, 2004

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