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Harvey Relief Donations

Even though the rains in Houston have taken a break, there is still a long way to go to dig out of the mess Harvey has made of the Texas coast. Let’s all come together as the family of cavers

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TCMA FUNdraiser at Buffalo Billards

  Texas Cave Management Association will be hosting a FUNdraising dinner at Buffalo Billiards on 6th Street in Austin on September 30, 2017 at 7pm. There will dinner, pinball, shuffleboard, pool, music, and lots of great people. Our current sponsors

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Robber Baron Open House 2017

The next Robber Baron Open House is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9am to 3pm. This special event only occurs once every 18 months, so don’t miss this rare opportunity! The Open House is open to the public.

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Robber Baron Open House

Robber Baron Open HouseNovember 11, 2017, 9:00am155 Camellia Dr, San Antonio, TX 78209-2138, United StatesThe next Robber Baron Open House is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9am to 3pm. This special event only occurs once every 18 months, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to explore a wild cave right here in San Antonio!

The Open House is open to the public. It is free, although we request donations to help maintain the preserve. We will also have the famous Robber Baron Cave Map t-shirts for sale, and we will have a photographer to take your group photos in the cave with printed photos available on surface when you exit.

Note that this is a “wild cave”. There are no sidewalks or handrails, and you might get a little muddy. We suggest you wear jeans, an old t-shirt, and sneakers or boots.

This year there are three options for touring the cave:

• Just show up and take a self guided tour through the cave on a first-come basis as space is available.

• Sign up in advance for the self-guided tour for specific times and skip the lines.

• Take a small group guided tour to off-trail locations not visited by the self-guided tour – space is limited and must be reserved in advance. You must be in good physical condition for this tour. Ages 12 and up only.

Sign ups for the self-guided and guided tours will be available on the TCMA website starting on October 10.
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The TCMA FUNdraiser on 9/30 is getting close!

The venue, Buffalo Billiards, is located in downtown Austin at 201 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701. It is at the SE corner of 6th and Brazos. Parking downtown can be a challenge. Sorry, but paying will probably be required unless you get creative! Here are some transportation/parking ideas, none researched super thoroughly, so have a Plan B just in case! And don't walk alone downtown, there are safety issues, buddy system recommended!

• Capitol Metro (the bus)
• Rail from north Austin
* Ride shares
• Bike from home or from a nearby location with easier parking
• Auditorium Shores (SW corner of S 1st and Riverside)
• One Texas Ctr Garage (SE corner S 1st and Riverside)
• Capitol Visitors Parking Garage (1201 San Jacinto)
• 505 S Congress Parking
• Central Parking (707 E 7th)
• Parking under I35 near E 7th (a bit sketchy in terms of lots of homeless people)
• Street parking off 7th east of I35
• JW Marriott (110 E 2nd)
• Palmer Event Ctr (900 Barton Springs)
• AMLI Downtown Parking (201 Lavaca)
• Premium Parking (601 E 8th)
• William P Hobby Jr Bldg (333 Guadalupe)
• State Parking Garage (enter on San Antonio between 3rd and 4th St.)
• 5th St Parking (5th and Red River)
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The TCMA FUNdraiser on 9/30 is getting close!

The venue, Buffalo Billiards, is located in downtown Austin at 201 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701. It is at the SE corner of 6th and Brazos. Parking downtown can be a challenge. Sorry, but paying will probably be required unless you get creative! Here are some transportation/parking ideas, none researched super thoroughly, so have a Plan B just in case! Safety is an issue, so please don’t walk alone in downtown Austin, buddy system recommended!

• Capitol Metro (the bus)
• Rail from north Austin
• Bike from home or from a nearby location with easier parking
* Ride shares
• Auditorium Shores (SW corner of S 1st and Riverside)
• One Texas Ctr Garage *SE corner S 1st and Riverside)
• Capitol Visitors Parking Garage (1201 San Jacinto)
• 505 S Congress Parking
• Central Parking (707 E 7th)
• Parking under I35 near E 7th (a bit sketchy in terms of lots of homeless people)
• Street parking off 7th east of I35
• JW Marriott (110 E 2nd)
• Palmer Event Ctr (900 Barton Springs)
• AMLI Downtown Parking (201 Lavaca)
• Premium Parking (601 E 8th)
• William P Hobby Jr Bldg (333 Guadalupe)
• State Parking Garage (enter on San Antonio between 3rd and 4th St.)
• 5th St Parking (5th and Red River)
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