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Shooting victim's cousin wounded (San Antonio, TX): Late Monday afternoon, the 400 block of Blaine stood as a grim reminder of the aftermath of teenage gang violence. As they did last week, when a 15-year-old boy was gunned down on the same block, tearful neighbors gathered again on the corner.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: February 26, 2008

As girl is shot, cops cite 'spike' by gangs (San Antonio, TX): As his 8-year-old daughter recovered from a gunshot wound seemingly intended for his 17-year-old son, Jesus Garza stood in his front yard Thursday, rolling a bullet between his fingers.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: February 15, 2008

Westbury students' slayings prompt call to action (Houston, TX): The recent slayings of two Westbury High School students spurred police, church leaders and school officials on Tuesday to pledge a joint effort against gang violence in that southwest Houston neighborhood.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 12, 2008

Arlington increases its efforts to curb youth violence (Arlington, TX): A recent spate of youth violence has spurred another wave of meetings to address the problem. Arlington City Councilman Robert Rivera has scheduled a news conference today to encourage residents to help Arlington nonprofit groups steer youths toward nonviolent activities.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 8, 2008

Alleged gang member arrested entering U.S. (El Paso, TX): A woman accused of being a member of the violent Barrio Azteca gang was denied bail Thursday at her first court appearance on a federal racketeering indictment.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 7, 2008

Three teens injured in shooting at party (Arlington, TX): Three teens were shot at a party in far south Arlington late Saturday during what police say may have been a dispute between rival gangs.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 4, 2008

Five more alleged prison gang members arrested in RICO case (El Paso, TX): Five alleged members of the violent Barrio Azteca gang have been arrested on a federal indictment alleging 11 RICO counts, the FBI announced Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 31, 2008

23 Suspected Texas Gang Members Indicted (San Antonio, TX): Twenty-three suspected members of a Texas prison gang were accused of racketeering in connection with the slayings of 22 people, according to a federal indictment released Wednesday.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: January 30, 2008

Gangs vs. coyotes could mean more Houston gun battles (Houston, TX): In the middle of the day, on a busy street corner, a frightening shootout erupted last April between organized gang members and human smugglers.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: January 23, 2008

Police: Two charged in drive-by shooting (Wichita Falls, TX): Police claim two men with connections to the Varrio Carnales gang drove by a house in the 1900 block of Polk firing weapons and striking the structure, according to arrest warrant affidavit paperwork.
Source: Times Record News    Date: January 23, 2008

Cops: Teen gang made girls prostitutes (Fort Worth, TX): Several teenage gang members have been arrested on suspicion of forcing girls as young as 12 into a prostitution ring, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: January 15, 2008

Two more arrested in gang probe, including one facing murder charge (El Paso, TX): Two more men were arrested Friday in a four-year investigation of a violent Texas gang, giving federal prosecutors now seven indicted suspects in their case that allegedly links the Barrio Azteca to a powerful Mexican drug cartel.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 11, 2008

Five members of violent prison gang arrested on RICO charges (El Paso, TX): Five members of the violent Barrio Azteca gang have been arrested on a federal indictment alleging 11 RICO counts, the U.S. Attorney's Office in El Paso announced Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 10, 2008

Mara Salvatrucha gang member caught in El Paso (El Paso, TX): A member of the Mara Salvatrucha caught in El Paso was among a dozen members of the violent trans-national street gang stopped during law enforcement operations along the Texas-Mexico border, the Texas governor's office said recently.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: December 12, 2007

Alvin graffiti gang war lands five in jail (Brazoria County, TX): A two-week graffiti investigation in Brazoria County has landed five reported gang members in jail. The probe revealed there are at least five gangs operating in and around Alvin.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: November 29, 2007

Police looking for gang activity along Sixth Street (Austin, TX): Officers in the Austin police gang unit have begun undercover surveillance along Sixth Street amid concerns that members of two rival gangs may have started frequenting the entertainment district in recent weeks.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: November 18, 2007

So-called 'gang gear' a troubling trend (Houston, TX): Gang members are decked out in clothing that communicates a message and a troubling trend. It’s a brutal reality on the streets of the city of violent gangs living a lifestyle with a sense of style all their own.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: November 12, 2007

Not only an inner-city problem, gangs get Arlington's attention (Arlington, TX): Last month, a gunman walked into an East Arlington back yard filled with partying young people and opened fire, killing 19-year-old Quintarick Wilson – the city's fifth gang-related slaying this year – and wounding three other youths.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: October 23, 2007

Little-known gang growing in Austin (Austin, TX): A little-known but quickly growing Texas gang whose members often group together in prison based on their hometowns is exploding in number on Austin streets, carrying out crimes that include robbery and assault, according to interviews and Austin police records.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: October 21, 2007

More than a dozen gang members indicted under RICO statutes (Dallas, TX): Fourteen men linked to the Texas Syndicate prison gang face racketeering conspiracy charges accusing them of committing a dozen murders and attempting several others throughout Texas, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 9, 2007

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