Gang-Related News Articles

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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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Officials call gang members trouble source at campuses (Humble, TX): Humble High School administrators have identified at least 42 students they say exhibit enough gang-like behavior to warrant suspension or a letter of warning to parents.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 15, 2005

Agents brief local lawmen on gang (McAllen, TX): Local and federal agents from both sides of the border met Thursday to discuss the Mara Salvatrucha, the violent street gang that made headlines last month after the arrest of one of its alleged leaders, who was on the run from a prison sentence in Honduras.
Source: The Monitor    Date: March 11, 2005

Bexar breaks up gangfighters (Bexar County, TX): To administrators in the Bexar County Sheriff's Department, disbanding the gang unit and sending its eight deputies to patrol is necessary to improve response times to an increasingly heavier call load.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 10, 2005

Residents asked to help curb gangs, graffiti (Fondren, TX): A memory flashed in the police officer's mind as the car passed by, a dead-on match of a vehicle reported earlier from a gang shooting.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 10, 2005

Gang activity growing (Garland, TX): Street gangs are on the rise in Garland, their rolls climbing from 850 in 2003 to more than 1,400 today, according to police officials.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: March 9, 2005

Drive-by leaves girl fighting for life (San Antonio, TX): A drive-by shooting critically injured a 13-year-old girl as she played basketball outside her South Side house Thursday night.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 4, 2005

Gang signs clear: Don't panic, police say; situation still well in hand (San Marcos, TX): Revelations of a Mexican Mafia gang connections to a contract killing plot targeting two San Marcos women caught many in the community by surprise this week.
Source: San Marcos Daily Record     Date: March 4, 2005

Birth of gangs is targeted (DeSoto, TX): DeSoto police will take steps to target members of wannabe gangs that have stepped up their activities in the last few months, Chief Mike Brodnax told council members at a workshop Tuesday.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: March 3, 2005

Honduran gang chief seized in Texas after massacre (Falfurrias, TX): U.S. police have captured the head of a notorious Honduran youth gang who is wanted at home for the killing of 28 people in a bus attack last December that shocked Central America.
Source: Reuters    Date: February 23, 2005

Spring Branch unites efforts to fight gangs (Spring Branch, TX): Spring Branch school officials and community leaders say gang activity in Spring Branch needs to be driven out in order to create a safer environment for students and residents in the Spring Woods area.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 23, 2005

Alief can rub out gangs, graffiti, city officials say (Alief, TX): At a recent community meeting, Alief residents got the low-down from top city, police and community authorities on gangs and graffiti "taggers" operating in the area - and what the community can do to minimize the impact of their signs and crimes.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 23, 2005

Socorro incidents spark worries of increased gang activity (Socorro, TX): A recent flare-up in gang-related violence in Socorro has police concerned even as they search for a suspected gang member who allegedly broke the back of a man he deliberately ran over with a car last week.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: February 22, 2005

Two shot, one dead in gang-related shooting (Houtson, TX): Police believe a fatal shooting Wednesday night might have been gang-related. A man in his late teens was killed and another man was wounded, in the parking lot of the Fairmont Luxury Apartments in the 7300 block of Hillcroft.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: February 17, 2005

Parents critical at keeping kids out of gangs (El Paso, TX): Parental involvement is crucial to keeping children from joining the more than 400 gangs in El Paso, police said Wednesday night during a gang awareness meeting with parents at Irvin High School.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: February 17, 2005

14 temporarily barred from East Side streets (San Antonio, TX): Fourteen people suspected of gang activity were slapped with temporary restraining orders Tuesday, barring them from congregating in an East Side neighborhood plagued by drugs and violence.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: February 16, 2005

SAPD serves gang members notices (San Antonio, TX): Members of the San Antonio Police Department's Gang Unit hit the streets of the East Side on Tuesday to serve 15 known street gang members with injunction notices.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: February 15, 2005

Three men accused of shooting at councilman's home (Fort Worth, TX): Three suspected gang members have been charged in a drive-by shooting at a city councilman's house last summer.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 10, 2005

Chief: Police seeing the payoff in focus on gangs (Fort Worth, TX): Gang arrests tripled and related crimes dropped by nearly half last year after police expanded efforts to fight gangs, Police Chief Ralph Mendoza said Tuesday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 9, 2005

Murder suspect accused of repeatedly driving into crowd (Lufkin, TX): A 21-year-old man was charged with murder after police say he repeatedly drove over a group of people in a crowded parking lot outside a bar Sunday night, killing one person.
Source: Cox News Service    Date: February 8, 2005

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

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