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Carine and Cesar Chalfoun First Responders Fund

  Early in 2020, TEXSAR (Texas Search and Rescue) had to send an unexpected farewell to TEXSAR member Carine Chalfoun who passed away February 18th, 2020. A few days after we lost Carine, her dear father passed away leaving two very empty voids in the hearts of their beloved family members and friends.   To keep their memories alive the Chalfoun Family has begun the Carine and Cesar Chalfoun First Responders Fund which will award scholarships to deserving and dedicated TEXSAR members, up...

5th Annual TEXSAR Memorial Clay Shoot

The 5th Annual TEXSAR Memorial Clay Shoot was a Success! Our sincerest thanks to everyone who made it possible. Because of YOU, TEXSAR raised: OVER $15,000 Final Total Coming Soon! 6th Annual TEXSAR Memorial Clay Shoot – TBD, 2023 Hog Heaven Sporting Club in Dripping Springs, Texas AWARD WINNERS 1st Place Team – Team Andrew Tull 2nd Place Team – Spawglass 3rd Place Team – Duck Camp Top Male Shooter – Christian Spies Top Female Shooter – Detective Lafitte Flurry Winners: Kevin Ivy & Stjepan Kadic TEXSAR CLAY SHOOT 2022 PHOTO GALLERY...

Volunteer Spotlight

TEXSAR has declared 2022, the Year of the Volunteer. TEXSAR Members (volunteers) are the spirit behind the mission. We brag on these team members a lot, but with extensive growth over the past several years, we feel it necessary to devote an entire year to celebrating these selfless individuals that define who we are.  We will be spotlighting TEXSAR Members all year long. Stay tuned to this blog for our monthly spotlights and get a glimpse of who our volunteers really...

McCoys Building and Supply Supports SAR Week

  This week, Hays County and the City of Pflugerville will proclaim May 22nd – May 28th as Search and Rescue Week. Nueces County in the Coastal Bend region will make a similar proclamation on May 25th.  Local Headquarters for McCoys Building Supply also joined in support through a Texas-wide campaign recognizing and thanking Search and Rescue professionals for their service. This acknowledgement falls right at the start of hurricane season and is a stark reminder of...

What is Search and Rescue (SAR)

Search and rescue, or SAR, involves: conducting a search in an effort to locate lost or missing people, rendering aid to the victim, and evacuating the victim to safety or recovering the body. Search and rescue can take many forms, such as: ground search and rescue, K9 search and rescue, flood and swiftwater rescue, vertical rescue, aerial searches, mounted search and rescue, search and rescue diving, and many more. The type of SAR operation...

TEXSAR Hires Director of Business Administration

  After an exhaustive nationwide search, we are thrilled to introduce everyone to our new Director of Business Administration, Terri Putney. We are very excited to have Terri joining the TEXSAR team to help keep up with our growth and continue to solidify our organization in the response arena. Terri will be responsible for all business administration duties including finance, bookkeeping, and human resources. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Western Governors University and comes with a diverse...

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