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TEXSAR - In the Community - 2nd Quarter 
A Note From the President and CEO
TEXSAR is pushing forward and taking every curve ball as it comes during these unprecedented times. 

While it's been an interesting ride, TEXSAR remains steadfast and continues to build upon its strong foundation to support its long term goals.  Recently, an organizational structure was released to the membership to help better define who TEXSAR is and how we operate.  Within the chart there are some specific Director positions that we hope in the future will be paid positions, but for now, we have some very dedicated individuals ready to serve and we wanted to acknowledge them for all they do for TEXSAR and will continue to do for TEXSAR.

Technology Director: Charlie Grove

Director of Business Administration: Pam Spann

Director of Business Operations: Nick Nicklin

Director of Marketing and Business Development: Shannon Smith

Division Director: Shawn Hohnstreiter

TEXSAR's growth rate is impressive in its steady rise and the leadership team will continue to do whatever it takes to ensure TEXSAR remains the organization that honors its motto, Service Above Self.

Thank you for supporting TEXSAR.

Justin McInnis President/CEO
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TEXSAR Appoints New Medical Director - Dr. Luke Husby
TEXSAR has officially appointed a new Medical Director, Dr. Luke Husby from UT Health Science Center San Antonio. We are honored to have had Dr. Tyler Jorgensen serve in this role for the last five years. Dr. Jorgensen isn’t going far, he will remain a member of TEXSAR and hopefully get back in the field, where he loves to be. We wish you the best and thank you for all you have done to serve TEXSAR, we are truly grateful for your insight, support, and efforts these last five years.We are excited to have Dr. Husby join the team and continue to lead us into new frontiers. We look forward to working with you! 
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TEXSAR Cancels 3rd Annual Memorial Clay Shoot
Out of an abundance of caution TEXSAR has made the difficult decision to cancel the 3rd Annual TEXSAR Memorial Clay Shoot on July 11th. With the state of COVID-19 in our communities we feel that it is best we cancel the event. We appreciate your understanding, continued support, and we hope you and your family stay safe and well. Stay tuned for a new opportunity to support TEXSAR - more information coming soon!
Supporter of the Quarter - Melissa Naylor
Melissa has been a supporter of TEXSAR for several years. She came across TEXSAR through her everyday work in Disaster Restoration. She has a love for giving back and a passion for what TEXSAR members do during some people's darkest of days. She continues to support TEXSAR fundraisers in a big way; she's always one of the first to sign up, bring new friends, promote on social media, and contribute to our auctions. Last fall Melissa hosted a boat party, much like a House Party, where she invited her friends to learn more about TEXSAR and specifically  GIVE to TEXSAR - this event brought in over $5,000! Her servitude falls right in line with many of our members.  Thank you Melissa!
K9 Team Loses Two K9s
We would like to send our deepest sympathies to K9 Handlers Diane Morrow and Gay Crocker. During the month of June we have lost K9 Gabe and K9 Bryte.  Our thoughts go out to their families and the entire K9 team as this has been a very difficult time. Both dogs were stellar at their jobs and loved by all. May their legacies live on forever.   


Quarter Total Deployments: 25

Missing Person - Long Branch, TX
Requested by: Panola County
Deployed: 18 Members, 4 K9s

Force Multiplier - Georgetown, TX 
COVID Testing Site  
5/29 - 6/30/2020  
Requested by: Williamson County
Deployed: 15 Members

Community Support - Austin, Texas  
Food Distribution
Requested by: AVEY Drive -Thru Distribution
Deployed: 4 Members

Community Support - Austin, Texas
Food Distribution
Requested by: AVEY Drive -Thru Distribution  
Deployed: 6 Members

Pre-stage Flood/Swiftwater - Decatur, TX
Requested by: Wise County Emergency Management
Deployed: 6 Members 

Missing Person - Montgomery, Texas
Requested by: Alpha SAR
Deployed: 2 Members, 4 K9s

Force Multiplier- Galveston, Texas
Memorial Day Weekend            
5/23 - 5/24/2020  
Requested by: Galveston County
Deployed: 5 Members

Missing Person - Bee Cave, Texas
Requested by: Travis County SO
Deployed: Stand Down - Subject found safe  

Force Multiplier - Liberty Hill, Texas
Traffic Control
Requested by: Liberty Hill Police Department
Deployed: 10 Members

Force Multiplier - Bolivar Peninsula, Texas
Topless Jeep Weekend  
5/14 - 5/17/2020
Requested by: Galveston County  
Deployed: 58 Members

Force Multiplier - Georgetown, Texas
COVID Testing Site  
5/4- 5/18/2020  
Requested by: Williamson County  
Deployed: 26 Members

Missing Person - Bolivar Peninsula
Requested by: Galveston County
Deployed: 11 Members, 6 K9s

Force Multiplier - Spring, Texas
COVID Testing Site  
Requested by: Harris County Public Health  
Deployed: 1 Member

POD Support - Onalaska, Texas
4/26 - 5/1/2020  
Requested by: TDEM  
Deployed: 28 Members     

Community Support - Austin, Texas  
Central Texas Food Bank
Requested by: TDEM
Deployed: 15 Members

Evidence Search - Spring, TX
Requested by: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Deployed: 5 Members, 3 K9s

Community Support - Austin, Texas
Central Texas Food Bank  
Requested by: TDEM
Deployed: 7 Members

Community Support - Austin, Texas  
Central Texas Food Bank  
Requested by: TDEM
Deployed: 7 Members

Force Multiplier - Baytown, Texas
COVID Testing Site
3/24/2020 - April 26, 2020
Requested by: Harris County  Public Health
Deployed: 8 Members

Force Multiplier - Katy, Texas  
COVID Testing Site
3/24/2020 - April 26, 2020
Requested by: Harris County Public Health
Deployed: 9 Members

Missing Person - Fairfield, Texas
Requested by: Fairfield, Texas
Responded:  31 Members, 9 K9s
Stand down - Located while team was en route

Force Multiplier - Austin, Texas  
3/30 - 4/9/2020
Requested by: CAMOC
Deployed: 6 Members

Hand Sanitizer and PPE Donations
During these unprecedented times it has been wonderful watching our community step up to support one another. We have received donations from a number of individuals to support TEXSAR's mission. A huge thank you to the following individuals and companies who have donated PPE and hand sanitizer, your contributions keep TEXSAR in the field - thank you!

Texas Tail Distillery - Hand Sanitizer
Garrison Brothers Distilling - Hand Sanitizer 
Dripping Springs Distilling - Hand Sanitizer 
Tito's Handmade Vodka - Hand Sanitizer 
Richard Belliveau - Surgical Masks
Ion Design - N95 Masks
Zachry - N95 Masks
Centex Powder Coating and Laser Engraving - Mask Extenders
Updates, News, and Reminders

Financial Update - Pam Spann, Treasurer
With the pandemic upon us we expect it will be more difficult to fund raise this year. While we are aggressively applying for grants and looking at alternate fundraising strategies, we decided in March to revise our budget to reflect the anticipated lower revenue and to reduce discretionary expenses.  The original and revised budgets are in the table below, as well as our year-to-date actuals. 

As you may have seen in the news, the government approved the CARES act that included forgivable loans for small businesses and non-profits.  TEXSAR applied for and was granted a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan of $23,300 and an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) grant of $3,000.  Both will be spent on staff salaries and are expected to be 100% forgiven. 

We appreciate everything our members are doing to help us manage expenses while serving our community during this challenging time. 

Annual Report
Thank you to the TEXSAR Members, supporters, donors, agencies, and TEXSAR leadership for making 2019 the best year yet. Please take a look at the impact TEXSAR continues to have on the community.
Check it out here!

Paypal Gives
TEXSAR is enrolled with the PayPal Giving Fund. PayPal Giving Fund helps people support their favorite charities online. We receive donations through PayPal, eBay, and other technology platforms and make grants to our donors' recommended charities. PayPal Giving Fund is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) public charity (Federal Tax ID: 45-0931286).

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as When you shop on Amazon Smile, a percentage of  the purchase price of eligible products is donated to the charitable organization of your choice. Here is how you can add it to the Amazon App on your smart phone:

1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
2. Go to the main menu and tap 'Settings'
3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions
For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to
Member Stats

Active Members - 446
Deployable Members - 315
Field Deployable - 128
Flood and Swiftwater Technicians - 109
Active Certifications - 3213

K9 Team
Certified Dogs - 21
Air Scent (Live Find) - 8                               
Trailing (Live Find) - 5 
HRD Land - 15 
HRD Water - 7
Certified Handlers - 14

Central Texas Members - 192
Coastal Bend Members - 16
Gulf Coast Members - 86
North Texas Members - 92
South Central Texas Members - 53
At Large Members - 7
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Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 171258 Austin, Texas 78717 
(512) 956-6727 Office

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