Texas Search and Rescue Announces Addition of Cen-Tex Search and Rescue Team Members and K9 Resources

Thursday, February 20, 2014 Austin, Texas – Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR) is pleased to announce that Cen-Tex Search and Rescue will become a part of TEXSAR effective March 01, 2014.  This will expand TEXSAR’s search capabilities to include a K9 strike team specializing in trailing, area search and human remains detection (HRD). Cen-Tex Search and Rescue; Canine and Mounted (Cent-Tex), was founded in November 2002 in the Brazos Valley.  Since 2004, Cen-Tex has been called to assist in over 100...

TEXSAR Coordinates Search in Garden Ridge, TX

On Saturday, January 25, 2014, TEXSAR assisted law enforcement during the search for Leanne Hecht Bearden, 33, who had been missing since the previous Friday when she walked away from a residence in Garden Ridge, TX. Working closely with Garden Ridge Police Department, Comal County Sheriff’s Office, Texas DPS, and the Texas Rangers, TEXSAR planned and conducted operations throughout the day that involved over 150 people from 18 agencies and Search and Rescue teams from across the state and...

TEXSAR Assists With Multi-Agency SAR Exercise in Bryan, TX

On Saturday, October 27, nine TEXSAR members traveled to Bryan, TX to assist Cen-Tex SAR during a 200-person Search and Rescue training exercise at Lake Bryan.  TEXSAR members fulfilled the roles of Incident Command personnel and canine flankers during the large exercise, which included the Texas A&M Forest Service, the Texas State Guard Maritime Regiment, Bryan Police and Fire Departments, Texas Department of Public Safety, and many other units and agencies to see how well multiple groups can coordinate and work together...

TEXSAR Takes Part in Training “Play Day” With RTI

On Saturday morning, May 19th, TEXSAR team members headed to New Braunfels to participate in a training “play day” with Wesley Meyers of Rescue Training International (RTI).  The morning started at a heavily canopied canyon preserve where TEXSAR members, along with members from TMAR and first responders from across Texas, were provided with an overview of Land Search and Rescue Concepts and Lost Person Behavior Patterns.  Participants then practiced and refined their line search and echo location skills.  Next was...