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DPS says gang activity high in Hays, county lawmen decline to comment

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San Marcos and Hays County are well-known to Texas street and prison gangs, but just how the county stands in combatting gang violence isn’t all that easy to find out.
Last week the Department of Public Safety released this year’s Texas Gang Threat Assessment that classifies Hays as among Texas counties with the highest level of gang activity. In fact, all the counties along the IH-35 corridor from San Antonio to Austin are classified as high risk for gangs, the “most significant” of which are the Texas Mexican Mafia, Texas Syndicate and Tango Blast.

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