• I don't get you people, I know this mother probably has done everything she can in her will to protect these kids, One WOMAN can't control 5 boys, she's one person, they needed a man figure on their lives. So that's the reason why they looked up to the older brother. "Ghetto," Is just a word for unwanted. These kids can control who they hang out with, but can't control the way they end up. This is pathetic, people always have to criticize everything. In my opinion people just need to watch what they say.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:26 a.m.
  • @el69runner...That's what happens when your comments are above peoples comprehension.
    Clinton did not shy away from its conclusions; during her own presidential campaign in 2007, she said "I still believe it takes a village to raise a child."
    Was Ms. Clinton's presidential campaign in 2007 running for "traditionally, African villages"?

    February 18, 2011 at 9:41 a.m.
  • Where are my steel belted radials?

    February 18, 2011 at 9:03 a.m.
  • 1990...2000...2010...February 18,2011...Seems you missed the point.
    Study history, since early 1990's Americas downfall to this extreme had started...

    February 18, 2011 at 6:09 a.m.
  • El69runner, as I would agree with you that that philosophy is ideal, it is people like these that have made us fearful of our neighbors & wish to stay locked in our homes.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:51 p.m.
  • @JackDeuce...I like your mentality...
    What ever happen to: It takes a village to raise a child?
    This ancient African proverb teaches eternal truth. No man, woman, or family is an island. But in these the lean and mean 1990s, community isn't always what it is supposed to be. We'd all like to think we live in a place where people care about others -- where people pitch in to help when things get rough -- where it's safe to leave the doors unlocked and let the kids play around outside.

    This isn't always what we experience. Instead of community, we find alienation; looking for safety, we are attacked by crime; hoping for a better life for our kids, we encounter gangs and drugs and the lies of television. People often retreat behind closed and double locked doors and try to ignore their neighbors. Politicians preach envy and hate, dividing us further instead of working for reconciliation. Being poor these days just ain't what it used to be.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:14 p.m.
  • two things......

    1. stop having kids you worthless human being

    2. damn you subway and your charge for extra meat !!!!!!!

    god the ghetto in this town is just mind boggling

    February 17, 2011 at 8:43 p.m.
  • She's got 6 kids & the 2 older ones have different last names, wonder how many more last names are involved? She should stop breeding & start raising the ones she has before she loses them all to prison or the graveyard. If she would've instilled respect in her kids she would not "fear" them. Instead she turns a blind eye to her thieving son & tries to sell a lame excuse instead of having him man up to his crime of stealing from her boyfriend. CPS should attempt to clean up the streets & in the process see if they can salvage the kids she has left by removing them from her possession. She should also lose whatever assistance she is recieving from the government, I would be willing to bet that is one of her motivations for having so many, it certainly wasn't to be a great mother.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:36 p.m.
  • All that strongly critic the mother, how would you react if one of your sons was in prison for murder, the other/others might be gang bangers.
    I myself would be afraid of them... her household had been investigated by Child Protective Services in the past for violence. What was their findings and action? Did they just turn their heads and let this family go by the wayside and not want to get involved because of retaliation?
    Yes, we as parents have a responsibility to our children in providing morals and respect for others, etc. etc..
    In today's society the pressure of peers and the glamor of money, girls, drugs and the fast life far out weight our teachings once they walk out of our homes.
    Look at the "good kids" on the other side of town...all they have to do is say they are sorry and write a letter of remorse...
    I do not condone this family nor their practice...but has society let them and the rest of the gang bangers down?
    We have a choice, pick good friends or pick bad friends...In today's society which are which?

    February 17, 2011 at 7:08 p.m.
  • All boys with a history of using guns and violence soon enough make highly prospective prison brides.
    "Ricky", you won't need a dress nor the bride's makeup you're already wearing.

    February 17, 2011 at 6:22 p.m.
  • Exactly.

    February 17, 2011 at 6:04 p.m.
  • Life is not a dress rehearsal, it is the show. You cannot correct your mistakes after the curtain comes down.

    February 17, 2011 at 5:59 p.m.
  • I think that all of those involved in any activity that is unpleasing to God, need to really understand that this life they are living was given to them and is a test a test to see how well they do with what God has placed before them. All that they are involved in is not any part of what He desires their lives to be like. We must pray for them all. If they live by scripture they would not be where and how they are today. I hope one day they all will realize the sense of urgency to turn their lives around and become so much more. Someone pleasing in God's eyes.

    February 17, 2011 at 5:48 p.m.
  • "Sounds like this woman deserves Mother of the Year Award."

    Sounds to me like she should have been sterilized twenty years ago. I shudder to think how much misery her family has already caused and probably will continue to cause. This is in addition to the money wasted on the thugs she "raised" to keep them fed in prison.

    February 17, 2011 at 5:11 p.m.
  • "All my boys have a history of using weapons and fighting," she said, as she admitted her household had been investigated by Child Protective Services in the past for violence.

    Sounds like this woman deserves Mother of the Year Award.

    February 17, 2011 at 4:24 p.m.
  • A Poster boy for Abortion.

    February 17, 2011 at 4 p.m.
  • I have the opinion that these gangs have no concept of "good" or "evil". Their core belief is "I can take anything I want because I belong to a gang". If they harm someone it is all right because they have no honor or dignity that would have given them feelings that civilized society share with their fellow men.

    February 17, 2011 at 3 p.m.
  • To ricky64..............AMEN!!! If these people only knew the truth..they would be so much happier. Material things don't mean "A THING" Remember, money is the root of all evil.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:28 p.m.
  • true the younger kids see the other with flashy clothes DG sunglasses and nice cars with rims shinning like gold and flashing money like it grew on trees but let me tell you about greed its one of the deadly sins and it will lead you to prison or the graveyard is it worth it you laying on the morgues table all cut up and gutted like a fish is that how you want to be remember huh i tell you something you can have trillions of dollars and thats not going to get you into heaven give up the thug life for the good life John:3:16 my friend before its too late

    February 17, 2011 at 1:32 p.m.
  • Obviously CPS hasn't done enough for this family.

    February 17, 2011 at 11:16 a.m.
  • These people are in their own little world. Everyone else is just background in what they think the world really is like. Drugs and violence are the only thing that has any impact on them. They like to use the family "La familia" aspect to give them creditablity. The sad fact is they say they are protecting their families honor but in truth they or anyone associated with them has no honor.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:48 a.m.
  • I just don't understand all the tatoo's.. Why?

    February 17, 2011 at 10:20 a.m.
  • raven u are right on the money. Sunday while going to HEB on Rio Grande the music was blarring from the Tepito flee market. Maybe the VA can do a story on this flee market.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:18 a.m.
  • Raven8 - I applaud you. You are right on the money and a good butt whipping WILL go a long way with kids.

    February 17, 2011 at 8:07 a.m.
  • From the story:She said her younger boys, ranging from age 10 to 20, aspired to be just like her eldest son, Jose Celis"

    And the role model is in prison after being convicted of capital murder. One in prison, one on trial and looking at going to prison. And more on the way. Why do I think we haven't heard the last from this "family?"

    February 17, 2011 at 7:47 a.m.
  • I know you Pistoleros read these articles as wells as other gangs, The questions is why are you corrupting Americas youth? WTF??? Damn it. Parents of these kids are responsible too. You tried??? You should have contacted local police and advise them of a possible situation. Get involve. We are losing our kids to the devil himself. A good A$$ spanking is not against the law you know. And CPS you'll need to back off on this too.
    Victoria Advocate or who ever reads these, i read an article on Mexican cartels, drugs & narco wars last night, about a market square called Tepito where illegal (imagine that) you name it goes on. We have a a flea market by the same name on Rio Grande. WOW.

    February 17, 2011 at 5:16 a.m.
  • AHH GEEZ !!!!!

    I'm just gonna sit back and watch this one...........................
    It's getting confusing??????????????????????
    -----------------oh well----------------------------------------------------------

    February 16, 2011 at 10:46 p.m.
  • Hey Gheni,

    The previous article stated that "Ricky" was 18 and not 20 as stated in this article:

    February 16, 2011 at 9:42 p.m.
  • I'm confused......I thought Enrique shot Joe, but the last part about the girlfriend has Enrique being shot......

    February 16, 2011 at 8:28 p.m.