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Updated: Big Bend Ranch State Park Search

On the morning of Saturday, October 5, 2013, TEXSAR received a request from Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), and Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) to assist in the search for Cathy Frye, who had been missing in Big Bend Ranch State Park since that Wednesday.  Along with partners from the Texas State Guard Maritime Regiment (

Operations Safe and Sound 2

TEXSAR deployed two task forces and incident management team members in Galveston County over Labor Day weekend. TEXSAR worked in conjunction with the Galveston County OEM and Sheriff’s Office, Jamaica Beach Fire, Crystal Beach Fire, Galveston Fire, Galveston Beach Patrol and the US Coast Guard. All work hard to provide high quality public safety services. TEXSAR Team members performed search and rescue missions, fire calls, responded to medical and trauma calls, ran beach patrols/ water rescue resources and worked...

Elgin, TX Search

DPS helicopter assisting with search in Elgin On the morning of August 14th, 2013, at the request of the Bastrop County Sheriff, TEXSAR, Travis County Search & Rescue, and the Texas Department of Public Safety aerial resources conducted a search for Mr. Gary Lowry, a 58-year old missing person in Elgin, Texas. At the time TEXSAR was dispatched, Mr. Lowry had been missing for approximately 56 hours.  TEXSAR began deployment to aid law enforcement resources already in the area within one...

Georgetown, TX Search

On the night of August 3rd and 4th, 2013, at the request of the Georgetown Police Department, TEXSAR conducted a search for Mr. James Hill, a 72-year old missing person in Sun City, Texas. At the time TEXSAR was dispatched, Mr. Hill had been missing for approximately four hours.  TEXSAR, along with its partners at Travis County Search and Rescue, Texas Department of Public Safety, and clients with the Georgetown Police Department, were able to begin deployment within one hour of...

Galveston County Operation Safe and Sound

From July 3rd to July 7th, TEXSAR and TMAR deployed to Galveston County to assist with Operation Safe and Sound from for the holiday weekend. Personnel from both groups were integrated into the operation in support roles as force multipliers for emergency responders in Jamaica Beach, San Luis Pass, and Crystal Beach as well as working in positions with the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management and the Sheriff’s Office. In addition to...

TEXSAR Hosts Man Tracking Classes

Basic Man Tracking Class at Camp MabryTEXSAR is proud to announce that twelve of our members recently completed Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced SAR Tracking classes taught by world-renowned tracker and trainer Fernando Moreira of Professional Trackers.  These courses, subsidized and scheduled by TEXSAR and TMAR, included close to 40 participants from TEXSAR, Austin Police SAR, Travis County Search & Rescue, and TMAR.  The 9 days of training consisted of classroom and field work designed to teach the...

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