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If someone can not be found, Texas courts will allow service via newspaper, (alternative posting) meaning a publication of the service in a local newspaper will be considered sufficient service. However, in order for the court to approve such a measure, you will be required to prove in court that you have made reasonable attempts to find the person (diligent search) who must be served. Working with a professional process server is one way to establish this.
In Texas, "substitute service" is possible, in which someone close to the defendant or target is served instead. However, this procedure is only used
when all other options have been exhausted and must be shown as part of the Due Diligence process.