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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]

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 the archive for the Texas Speleological Association. 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 (read more . . . )

Next TSS Event

Quarterly Meeting:
The next meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for December 10, 2022, at 10:00 AM.
Meetings are at the Texas Speleological Center, 14045 North Green Hills Loop, Austin 78737-8619
Meeting Contact: Jim Kennedy.
How to get to the TSC: MAP or Directions to Texas Speleological Center

NEWS: The move has happened! Most of our assets are at TSC, and most everything is findable. Still a lot to do. Watch out for workday announcements -- we could use the help.

NOSTALGIA: Our old home: MAP to TSS Pickle Office

More news . . .

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

The TSS has an active publication program in support of Texas caving.

  • For a complete listing and information on availability and orders, click here.
  • For free downloads of more publications (OOP and Open Access), click here

The Caves of Government Canyon, edited by Marvin Miller



MASTHEAD PHOTO: Government Canyon Blowhole: photo by Marvin Miller

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