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Texas EquuSearch
News Release
Friday, March 25, 2011

TEXAS EQUUSEARCH’S SPORTS EXTRAVAGANZA ATTRACTING NATIONAL ATTENTION

Tim Miller, founder of Texas EquuSearch, worked with CNN’s Mike Brooks from “Headline News” and “In Session” last week to produce the story of how the organization started and how it operates today after the murder of his daughter Laura in League City. It will be aired in May around the Casey Anthony trial.

The timing of this special could not have been better publicity for Texas EquuSearch’s upcoming Sports Extravaganza Banquet and Charity Auction. The Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, at Campbell Hall in Pasadena, Texas. Live music will be provided by the Tony Hill Band. Debbie Drury, President of Market Doctors Direct, serves as co-chair with Randy and Joan Stine. Randy is the General Manager at Advantage BMW and Mini in League City. Ed Reed, seven time Pro-Bowler of the Baltimore Ravens, will be the special guest and speaker at the event.

Reed has a special connection to Texas EquuSearch after his brother, Brian Reed, went missing on January 7, 2011. After seven grueling days of searching, Brian Reed’s body was found by Tim Miller and Texas EquuSearch. Tim told Ed Reed that it was like playing in the Super Bowl in overtime, and praying for the right play as time was of the essence. Amazingly, when Miller went to leave the search in Louisiana, he had no gas money to return home to Houston. He called Vice Chairman Debbie Drury who wired money for his return. When Drury and Reed were talking about the search, he had no idea that Texas EquuSearch is a non-profit organization and gets no outside funding. This is what prompted Reed to get involved with Texas EquuSearch and tell his story, as well as sponsor the VIP/MVP Lounge at the upcoming Sports Extravaganza.

It’s rumored that the Sports Extravaganza will be the event of the year for the Bay Area with such guests as Dave Ward of Channel 13, CNN’s Mike Brooks, Judith McNaught, a bestselling author as well as Ed Reed and not to mention a few surprise guests. Sponsors at the VIP level will get the chance to meet Ed Reed in the VIP lounge.

There will be a live and silent auction. Auction items will include five-star vacations to places like Costa Rica in a $2 million villa, Aruba, hunting trips, jewelry and sports memorabilia. There will be a full range of items to bid on.

If you would like to attend, make a donation or a pledge, please contact Sherry McKinney at Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500 or Debbie Drury at (281) 333-2726.  Texas EquuSearch needs your help to stay funded so they can continue searching for the missing. 

Texas EquuSearch currently has over 1,200 members serving as volunteers dedicated to horse mounted search and recovery for lost and missing persons. Tim Miller founded Texas EquuSearch after his daughter Laura Miller was abducted and murdered in north Galveston County in 1984.

Texas EquuSearch is known for their mounted searches, but they also conduct water and air searches all while being a non-profit organization supported solely by donations.






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