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The Texas Speleological Survey (TSS) is a non-profit corporation established in 1960 to collect, organize, and maintain information on Texas caves and karst (the term for a landscape likely to contain caves). . . . [read more]


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Quarterly Meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Saturday, 21 April 2018, starting at 10 AM at the new Texas Speleological Center, 14045 North Green Hills Loop, Austin 78737-8619
How to get to the TSC:
Directions from Austin:
Drive FM 1826 southwest toward Driftwood. Very shortly after passing the Driftwood Volunteer Fire Department, turn right onto S. Green Hills Loop (there are low curved stone walls around this intersection. Follow this around a few gentle curves and past some houses. Take the slight right where the road forks onto the smaller road (this is N. Green Hills Loop). Follow up up the hill past a couple more houses and driveways until the road makes hard left turn. Go straight into brush lined gravel driveway and you are there (house not visible from the street).

MAP to Texas Speleological Center.
MAP to TSS Pickle Office.

Meeting Contact: Jim Kennedy - Please notify us a week ahead so we know you're coming.
Texas Caving has a new home!

The Texas Speleological Survey (TSS) and the Texas Cave Management Association (TCMA) are pleased to announce the new Texas Speleology Center! This facility will serve as the new joint headquarters for both organizations and will eventually be the new home of the TSS library currently located at the Pickle Research campus. The Texas Speleology Center is located near Driftwood, TX (southwest of Austin) and is in the former residence of Bill Mixon. The TCMA and TSS wish to thank Bill for generously working with us to acquire this property, which will serve the entire Texas caving community.

The Center is located on 5 quiet wooded acres and contains a main building and a large metal barn. The main building contains a library, meeting room, office space, and a cooking area. It also has a full size basement with its own lower entrance and the main level has a large deck. The barn is suitable for storing trailers and equipment or holding talks and events. The Center currently holds the AMCS library, which we anticipate will continue.

The TCMA and TSS wish to thank the many people who helped this purchase come to fruition and we look forward to inviting the Texas caving community to join us at the Center in the upcoming year for many projects and events!

Joe Mitchell
President, Texas Speleological Survey

Gregg Williams
President, Texas Cave Management Association


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Orion Knox in the entrance room of Electro-Mag Cave, Sun City, Williamson County, Texas - photo George Veni - click for a larger image in a new window     
Orion Knox in the entrance room of Electro-Mag Cave, Sun City, Williamson County, Texas.
- photo George Veni
NEW PUBLICATIONS!!

January 2016 | free downloads of more publications here | full list & orders

KARST AWARENESS/EDUCATION SERIES HISTORICAL REPRINTS TSS SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS
  • TSS Map CD. Contains over 1766 cave maps from 56 Texas counties, plus an Excel™ spreadsheet index.
NON-TSS PUBLICATIONS


MASTHEAD PHOTO: Government Canyon Blowhole: photo by Marvin Miller


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