The two incidents raised concern among authorities and prompted Governor Greg Abbott to call the incidents offensive and disturbing.
“Religious discrimination has no place in the State of Texas and I have faith that law enforcement spearheading this investigation will redouble their efforts to swiftly bring those responsible to justice,” Abbott said in a statement on Monday.
In the most recent incident, the words “JEW” and “JEWS” were spray painted on a storage building at Congregation Agudas Achim, the largest conservative synagogue in the city.
Last week vandals spray-painted swastikas, the letters “KKK” and other racist slogans at Congregation Rodfei Sholom, the city’s largest Orthodox shul, which is less than two miles away. Read more here.