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TEXSAR’s 15th Birthday

TEXSAR got it’s start in 2004 when several incredible individuals came together to start a volunteer Search and Rescue team. They saw the need for local support and felt called to be a part of that. With careers stretching to all ends of the spectrum these individuals created a dynamic team. The team evolved over time and eventually in 2011 officially became TEXSAR.  In the last 15 years TEXSAR has evolved into one of the largest volunteer Search and Rescue...

2018 Recap – Thank You to Our Supporters

Monday, December 10, 2018 Friends of TEXSAR, 2018 was another year of tremendous growth and development for TEXSAR. On the heels of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, TEXSAR was able take much of the donated monies from Harvey and use them to increase our team capabilities, such as additional high clearance vehicles, digital communication equipment, a mobile command trailer, as well as much needed training, including “Rescue Boat Operator” and “Lost Person Behavior”. 2018...

2019 Board of Directors

Congratulations to the 2019 Board of Directors We are thrilled to announce the newly elected 2019 Board of Directors. The impact you will have on TEXSAR in 2019 and for the future will be incredible. We look forward to working with all of you. Our biggest thanks to the 2018 Board of Directors who graciously served and continued to push TEXSAR forward – thank you for your commitment and dedication! ...

TEXSAR Members Join the Texas Game Wardens

A big congratulations to two TEXSAR members who recently became Texas Game Wardens, Kally Marbach and Matt Maloney! Why did you decide to become a Texas Game Warden? Kally: “I hunted, fished and camped when I was growing up and always loved the outdoors.”  My Dad took me hunting and my Grandmother took me camping and fishing.” “ While attending Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, I interned with the Game...

A Fearless Leader

At the request of Galveston County, Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR) pre-staged assets at the Kemah Volunteer Fire Department in anticipation of significant flooding from Hurricane Harvey.  On the night of August 26, TEXSAR team leader, Dawn Keller, lead her water rescue team to rescue an 87-year-old blind man who was in a home that was rapidly flooding.  The team of seven secured the gentleman in their high clearance vehicle and tried to make it...

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