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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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Teen shot in alleged gang squabble (San Antonio, TX): A teen suspected of being a gang member was shot in the leg after apparently arguing with rival gang members who also attend his high school, authorities said.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 29, 2006

Programs help prevent serious gang activity at schools (El Paso, TX): If you ask J.R. Martinez, the director of security for the Ysleta Independent School District, there's only two places gang membership can lead to.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 27, 2006

Other kids' sway may lure (El Paso, TX): Although fewer than 2 percent of El Paso Independent School District middle-school students are known gang members, security officials want parents to take notice of the problem.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 27, 2006

West Side schools have most gang activity, report says (El Paso, TX): Franklin and Coronado - perhaps the two high schools least associated with gang activity in the city - have more gang members than any other high schools in the El Paso Independent School District.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 26, 2006

A stricter curfew for juveniles proposed (Houston, TX): Hoping to curb a recent spike in crime among Houston-area youth, Mayor Bill White's office has proposed a stricter juvenile curfew law that would make it illegal for children under the age of 17 to be on the streets after 10 p.m. on most nights.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 23, 2006

Random gang attack suspected in man's death (Houston, TX): In what detectives say appears to be a disturbing act of random gang violence, a Houston man was gunned down as he ran for his life early Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 22, 2006

Spring Branch gets update on gang activity (Spring Branch, TX): Victor Gonzales, program director in the mayor's anti-gang office, told Spring Branch officials the community should not let down its guard regarding gang activity, even though Spring Branch seems to have fewer problems than other areas of the city.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 21, 2006

Army transfers could trigger a gang war (El Paso, TX): Law enforcement authorities fear that the planned relocation of thousands of Army soldiers in Texas could trigger a battle the military has not trained for - a turf war between violent criminal gangs.
Source: The New York Sun    Date: March 16, 2006

Law enforcers want to get a jump on gangs (Fort Bend County, TX): Police departments of cities in Fort Bend County have pledged to join a task force being formed by the county sheriff's office with a near $1 million federal grant to block potential gang activities.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 16, 2006

Dallas leads way in gang sweep (Dallas, TX): Dallas led the nation in arrests during a two-week crackdown on violent street gangs with Central American ties, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Friday.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: March 11, 2006

20 gang suspects rounded up in area (San Antonio, TX): Federal agents conducting a nationwide sweep of gang suspects in the United States illegally said Friday that they arrested 20 in San Antonio and South Texas.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 11, 2006

Resurgence of gang activity in PA (Port Arthur, TX): Port Arthur has been seeing a resurgence of gang activity in just the last few months, Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton told city officials Tuesday.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: March 8, 2006

Three jailed, teen critical in shooting on Alameda (El Paso, TX): Three people were arrested by police on Monday in connection with a gang-related shooting that sent a 17-year-old male to the hospital the night before with a shotgun wound to the abdomen.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 7, 2006

Officials continue investigation after Socorro High stabbing (El Paso, TX): Two students were hospitalized after being stabbed at lunchtime Tuesday at Socorro High School, El Paso County Sheriff's Office officials said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: February 8, 2006

Eight evacuees arrested, three sought in Houston deaths (Houston, TX): Police have arrested eight Hurricane Katrina evacuees and are seeking three others in a series of gang-related offenses, including 11 murders, that are part of a spike in post-Katrina crime.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: January 28, 2006

Five members of notorious gang nabbed (Texas): Five gang members from an international crime syndicate linked to threats against Border Patrol agents were arrested this week in Texas, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 27, 2006

District A creates graffiti task force (Houston, TX): Houston City Councilwoman Toni Lawrence and northwest Houston residents have mobilized a volunteer task force aimed at eliminating all traces of graffiti from their neighborhood.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 25, 2006

New breed of street gang spreads through Texas, U.S. (Abilene, TX): It was almost half his life ago, when he was just 12 or 13, but Daniel Teran Flores remembers the beating well. A group of youths in his neighborhood, in a working-class slum of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, surrounded him one day and kicked and slapped and punched him until he consented to join a neighborhood clique.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: January 22, 2006

El Paso gang troubles rise (El Paso, TX): Four-foot-tall spray-painted graffiti mark gang turf a block from the Dyer Street center where Daniel Lugo strives to keep teens out of trouble.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 22, 2006

Asian gangs pose new problems for police (Fort Worth, TX): It wasn't hard for police to sort out a recent drive-by shooting in northwest Fort Worth's "Laotian Village." It happened within view of a federal agent and police officers.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: January 20, 2006

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