Subject:

Mexican Mafia Prison Gang

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Know Your Neighborhood Gangbangers by Their Tattoos

    It's a fine line between striking fear into the hearts of your enemies and signing a confession of criminal activity on your face. But in a fast-paced city like Houston with little patience for extensive introductions, some large Gothic letters on your forehead could save everybody a bit of time and ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 20, 2013
  • News

    August 9, 2012

    White Linen Fight

    As event grew, so did promises, expectations and disappointments.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Wilber Adalid Rodriguez: Homeless Man Murders Another Over National "Honor"

    Some things are better left unargued​You'd hope that San Antonio residents Wilber Adalid Rodriguez and Jose Antonio Rodriguez would find a way to get along. As the old blues song goes, they were both poor boys a long ways from home: the 24-year-old Wilber hails from El Salvador, while Jose, 28 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Rick Perry: Let's Rank The Top 10 Most Wanted

    Gwen Komahcheet: The computers like him, but the coaches poll and strength of schedule....​Rick Perry's office has issued an official release today announcing that "Jose  H. Morales, a member of the Mexican Mafia," has been arrested.Morales was a member of the states' Top 10 Most Wanted Fugit ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 2010

    The Killer of His Daughter's Mother

    A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican cartel soldier and East L.A. executioner.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    The Tango Blast Houstone Gang Takes A Hit

    Local and federal agents in an anti-gang task force charged with waging the much-debated "War on Drugs" have nabbed another round of bad guys, this time more than a dozen members of Texas' largest prison gang, Tango Blast Houstone. Acting Houston U.S. Attorney Tim Johnson announced today that 14 mem ... More >>

  • Music

    August 21, 2008
  • News

    August 16, 2007

    Gang Lite?

    A new kind of gang in Texas and Houston promises protection but no lifelong commitment

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    Cover Story: Tango Blast Houstone

    Courtesy of HPD I first heard about the Hispanic prison gang Tango Blast Houstone from a social worker here in town who said he was alarmed at how many of the kids he was dealing with seemed to admire the gang’s members. He told me the group’s symbols, such as the Astros logo and area codes ... More >>

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Letters From the Inside

    Ricardo Lara spent 19 years in Texas prisons. He got out the other day.

  • News

    June 11, 1998

    The Special Needs of Frank Gonzales Jr.

    The Texas parole board let him out to die; instead, he got involved in a killing.

  • News

    May 2, 1996

    Goin' South

    I learned many things when I accompanied a trio of bounty hunters to Mexico to fetch a fugitive drug suspect. Foremost among them: never leave your map at home...

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