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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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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

Shootings wound four (El Paso, TX): Four people were wounded in a pair of possible gang-related shootings in different parts of El Paso on Tuesday, including at a luxury car dealership along a busy section of Montana Avenue.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 18, 2006

Violence hits home (Houston, TX): Her parents keep a watchful eye on 1-year-old Alexes Lloyd as she plays on a patch of grass outside their southwest Houston apartment that, come nightfall, will be the territory of the gang that controls the complex.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 15, 2006

Increased gang activity part of problem (Houston, TX): The crudely scrawled letters "LTC" appear, ghostlike, beneath a thin layer of brown paint on the apartment building where Eduardo Hernandez was killed Dec. 6.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 15, 2006

Council member targets graffiti (Arlington, TX): The city needs to remove or paint over graffiti in neighborhoods immediately to discourage criminal activity and improve residents' and business owners' perceptions of safety, Councilman Robert Rivera said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: January 9, 2006

Gang activity may be on the rise again (Bryan, TX): Gang activity in Bryan peaked in the early 1990s with nearly 30 documented groups, 500 members and the shooting death of a 19-year-old in Castle Heights Park.
Source: The Bryan College Station Eagle     Date: January 8, 2006

HPD initiative targets gangs, parole violators (Houston, TX): Gangs, parole violators and sex offenders are among the primary targets of the latest Houston Police Department initiative, which includes boosting manpower and reducing crime in hot spots, Chief Harold Hurtt announced Wednesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 5, 2006

Feds arrest gang member for illegal entry (McAllen, TX): Federal agents have arrested a Mexican member of the "Texas Syndicate" on immigration charges, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday.
Source: KRIS 6 News    Date: December 21, 2005

Police trying to hunt down violent gang members (Houston, TX): Ten murders and eleven suspects. Some of them are still on the loose, but it's a much bigger problem than that. Houston police and residents are telling us about one violent gang doing an awful lot of damage.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: December 21, 2005

Drug gangs' violence is stretching along the border (Del Rio, TX): Val Verde County Sheriff D'Wayne Jernigan has dealt with smugglers and drug gangs for decades, both as sheriff and as a customs agent.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: December 1, 2005

Gangs pose border threat (Del Rio, TX): Val Verde County Sheriff D'Wayne Jernigan has dealt with smugglers and drug gangs for decades, both as sheriff and as a customs agent.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: November 27, 2005

Federal SWAT team kills two men in anti-gang initiative (Houston, TX): Two gunmen suspected of being gang members were killed and two others wounded Thursday night after a shootout during an anti-gang police raid on a house in northeast Houston, authorities said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 5, 2005

Suspected gang members' gun battle with FBI kills two (Houston, TX): Two suspected gang members died and two others were injured during a gun battle with FBI agents in northeast Houston, KPRC Local 2 reported Friday.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: November 4, 2005

Pink duds banned for boys at a few schools (El Paso, TX): Pink is prohibited for boys at some high schools in El Paso because administrators say the color is linked to gangs.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: November 4, 2005

Rival gang members, school officials call for truce (Dallas, TX): Former and current rival gang members stood together outside a South Dallas community center on Wednesday as part of a commitment to end gang violence in Dallas.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: October 27, 2005

Gangs under scrutiny in Spring Branch (Houston, TX): Spring Branch civic association members, police and government officials agreed last week to join forces to discourage the spread of gang membership and graffiti.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 27, 2005

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