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TEXSAR Responds to Winter Storm

Winter Storm Uri reeked havoc on the entire state of Texas beginning Valentine’s Day weekend 2021. Ice and snow covered the entire state. Texas infrastructure is not equipped for weather and temperatures that Texans faced which led to power outages, water shortages, and extensive home damages. TEXSAR stepped up to the plate to provide for their communities. TEXSAR members supported water and food distribution across the state and prepped to work warming stations if necessary. These volunteers stepped up even though...

TEXSAR Announces 2021 Officers

TEXSAR Announces 2021 Officers For Immediate Release January 7, 2021 TEXSAR – Austin, Texas On Monday January 4, 2021 the TEXSAR Board of Directors met virtually as a group for the first time in 2021. TEXSAR is one of the largest search and rescue non-profit in the state of Texas and today announced the election of officers for 2021. Matt Woodruff, Chairman – Woodruff, who joined TEXSAR in 2017, succeeds Shawn Hohnstreiter, one of TEXSAR’s founding members, who served on the board since the inception...

Is Emergency Preparedness Part of Your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

If 2020 taught us anything, when you least expect it disaster can strike. Join us in adding Emergency Preparedness to your 2021 New Year’s Resolutions. Have you done everything to prepare you and your family?  Here are FIVE simple ways your family can be prepared for 2019: 1) Check your smoke detector batteries. Be sure they are working properly. 2) Check your first aid kit, is there anything that needs to be replaced or is expired? Here are some...

Missing Person – Jason Landry

For Immediate Release December 21, 2020 TEXSAR – Caldwell County, Texas TEXSAR has worked alongside the authorities in Caldwell County since the initial search began on Monday, December 14th in the Search for Jason Landry. There have been 151 participants that have deployed to the search throughout the week. TEXSAR teams have included: search and rescue K9’s trained in live finds and human remains detection; the Mounted Search and Rescue team; UAV/drones and their operating technicians, experts in ground search and rescue and...

TEXSAR Teams Up With Captain Hook Austin

Two Austin based organizations; Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR) and Captain Hook Austin have teamed up to support and serve the community in a greater capacity. Local non-profit, TEXSAR is widely known for their search and rescue efforts and widespread community involvement. You can count on this group of 400+ volunteers to be there for our State’s crisis’ and disasters and they do that with support of corporate and local sponsors and private donors. Local Dumpster company, Captain...

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