Houston Area Regional Gangs
Gangs - Signs & Symbols
Listed Alphabetically - This is not an all inclusive list.  
Gang Names Street
Signs & Symbols
18th Street x       x Colors: Blue, "18",18th St, "10" "5" "3" , "XV3" , "XVIII" , Dies Y Ocho
52 Hoovers-Crips/SE 52 Hoovas x x       Colors: Blue / Blue & Orange belts, bandana, Roman numeral 5 and 2 , 6 point star and/or 3 point crown , Pitch fork pointing up , 52HC , HGC (Hoover Gangster Criminal) , 52 Hoovas
59 Bounty Hunters x         Colors: Red, Black, Clothing & Bandana , 5 point star or crown, Pitch fork down, M.O.B. , UBN, DAMU, Pyramid, Dawg paws, Blood spelled out, 'B' hand sign, 59BH , 59BHB, BHB, BH, Flames, "2" "8" "2"
59 Piru x         Colors: Red Bandana, 59, 59 Piru, Dog paw, UNB, DAMU, 5 point star or crown, Pitch fork pointing down, Blood spelled out, 21 Love, P Love,
5th Ward Circle x         Colors: red and black., Words "Fifth Ward Circle" with a red circle around the wording, 5WC, Picture of Nickle Coin, 5W, Nickle Love, Nickle Luv
Aryan Brotherhood   x       ABT , TAB , "I" "II" "XXX", HH , Swastika , Double lightning bolts , Shield with sword
Aryan Circle   x       Neo-Nazi symbols, Circle shielded by a diamond, Diamonds shielded by a swastika, "1" "3" , "I" "III", AC, Ace Tray, Silence is Golden
Austin Tango Blast (ATX) x x       Tango Blast, Austin, Texas ,ATX Blast ATX Tango Blast ,La Capirucha,Capitol Building ,3 D Star with ATX ,PTB ,"16" "20" "2"
Bandidos     x   x 5 Point Star or Crown; 5; Pitch fork down
Barrio Azteca   x       BA, "21", "XXI", Fletchas Indios, EPT (El Paso Texas), Chuco Town,
Bloods x       x 5 Point Star or Crown, 5, Pitch fork down
Crips x       x Color: Blue, Crip, Locs, Cuz, "C" hand sign, Pitch fork up, 3 point crown, 6 point star, "6" , "3"
Dallas Tango Blast (D-Town) x x       Tango Blast, D-Town,214 ,Dallas, Texas ,Solid Star with Outline ,PTB ,"16" "20" "2"
Fort Worth Tango Blast (Foritos) x x       Tango Blast, Fort Worth, Texas ,Hollow Star with Outline ,Foros or Foritos ,Funky Town ,817 ,PTB ,"16" "20" "2"
Hermanos Pistoleros Latinos (HPL)   x       Crossed 45 caliber pistols, Linos, Hand symbol finger pointing gun, Cuetes, "45", Cuarenta Cincos, "16" "12"
Houstone Tango Blast x x   x   Tango Blast, Houstone, Houston, Texas, Broken Star Emblem, 713, 281, PTB , "16" "20" "2"
La Primera x         Colors: White bandana, LP, La Primera, Calle Noventa, 90 St , 7400, White rosary, Long white belt, LP hand sign
Latin Disciples x     x   Heart with horns and devil's tail; Pitchforks
Latin Kings (ALKN) x x       Black and Gold / somethings Red, ALKN, "ALKQN" Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, LK, Pitch fork down, 5 point crown, Amor de Rey, ADR - A-Amor D-De R-Rey - King Love, 5 point crown or star, Pitch fork down, "5", Kingmaster- ALKN
Los Zeta x     x   "Z"
Mexican Mafia   x       EME ("E" backwards), M,Mano Negra, Black Hand of Death, La Eme, M&M
MS 13 (Mara Salvatrucha) x       x MS13, MSX3, Mara Salvatrucha, Devil's pitch fork, Muerte Santika, M - hand symbol, Locos Salvatruchos
Raza Unida   x       Gang Colors: None, "RU" , Lion with wings , "18" "21" = R U
Rio Grande Valley Tango Blast (Valluco) x x       Tango Blast, Valluco Valle (Valley) ,Puro Valluco ,956 Area Code ,100% Valluco ,Roman Numeral XXII ,Palms trees shaped in "V" ,PTB ,"16" "20" "2"
San Antonio Tango Blast (Orejones) x x       Tango Blast, San Antonio, Texas ,San Antonio Spurs logo ,210 ,San Anto,Orejones "Ears in spanish",PTB ,"16" "20" "2"
Southwest Cholos x         Colors: Black bandana , SWC 13, Cartoon Cholo, 5 point star or crown, Pitchfork down, Black rosary, Long black belt, SW hand sign
Texas Mexican Mafia (Mexikanemi)   x       TMM, TM, MM, EMI, Aztlan, Mexican Eagle war shield and 2 machetes, "XX" "XIII" , "20" "13"
Texas Syndicate   x       Gang Colors: None , "TS" , "S" superimposed over a "T" , Longhorn symbol , Longhorn head , "ESE TE" (spanish for TS) , "20" "19" = T S
Treetop Bloods / Hilltop Bloods x         Colors: Red, black, green, Green can be used with Red , 5 point star or crown, Pitchfork pointed down, MOB , UBN, 21 Brick Pyramid, Dawg paws, hand sign making "B", "P" or "TP".
West Tango x x       Tango Blast, West ,West Tango ,806 ,"W" "T"