AUSTIN (KXAN) - TEXSAR, an all-volunteer first responder effort, trained units on Saturday afternoon in wilderness rescues.
The group, based in Austin, serves Austin, Travis County, Williamson County and Central Texas. TEXSAR unit are able to deploy throughout the entire state.
Units are emergency response teams focusing search and rescue, emergency relief and disaster response under the emergency management system and the national incident management system.
The group's capabilities include search and rescue, as well as flood and swift water rescue. TEXSAR deploys at the request of federal agencies, the governor, state agencies, local law enforcement and relief agencies. The group has volunteered during hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike, as well as missing person searches, Central Texas fires and shelter operations.
Those who are interested in volunteering can go to the website or call 512-994-4727.
The University of Texas Board of Regents adjourned Thursday without taking action on the job status of embattled UT President Bill Powers.
Longhorns coach Mack Brown talked with reporters Thursday for the first time since reports surfaced this week that he could be stepping down.
After two hours of discussion regarding the final design for Auditorium Shores, the Austin City Council decided to approve the design on a vote of 7-0 with amendments.
Despite what seemed like a surge of controversies, the Austin Aquarium opened its doors to members Thursday for a private pre-entry showing.
One person was killed Thursday in a rollover crash near Cedar Creek, the Bastrop County Sheriff's Office said.
A 15-year-old girl told police she was abducted from the parking lot at Bastrop High School on Wednesday.