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Welcome to the Houston GeoCaching Society; A loosely knit community of Geocachers in and around Houston, Texas including such areas as Huntsville, Beaumont, and Galveston. The Houston GeoCaching Society''s purpose is to promote "geocaching" in all forms as well as providing a means for geocaching enthusiasts to come together, communicate, and most of all have fun.

You can join the Houston GeoCaching Society by registering for an account and participating in the discussion forum. There are no dues and registration is free. There are no rules in location so if you would like to communicate with the locals feel free to do so.

We welcome everyone.

What is "geocaching"? Geocaching has many different variations, however in the basic sense it is simply the hiding and finding of objects using a handheld GPSr (Global Positioning Satellite receiver) or traditional methods such as a map and compass.

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Pinned  Texas Geocaching Association - Board Elections

Mar 10 2013 09:07 PM | Team Four Paw in Articles

The Texas Geocaching Association is holding elections for President, Vice President, Regional seats, and an Amendment.

-- Voting rules:
  • All (paying ($5/yr)) members in good standing for 2013 calendar year by March 31, 2013 can vote.
  • Online voting ends March 31, 2013.
  • On site voting will take place on Saturday April 6, 2013 till 5PM at Texas Challenge
  • All members unsure how to vote on-line, or having problems can email voting choice to election@texasgeocaching.com

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Texas State Parks and The Budget

Mar 31 2012 03:33 PM | JustKeely in Articles

At the beginning of this year, supporters of the Texas State Parks were solicited for donations. On the homepage of TPWD and the top of each park’s website, there is still a message asking for financial help. Part of the reason TPWD needs such urgent financial help is due to the droughts and wildfires last year that reduced tourism and park visitation. Some of the reason the parks need help, though, is something they are not discussing in their plea, but potentially is the source of the problem.

Before 1993, funding for Texas state parks was provided through the fees for entry and activities, and through 1% of the tax on cigarettes. The Texas legislature that year decided that perhaps the smoking tax was not something that directly related to the support of the parks, and perhaps even went against the image they were trying to promote. It was decided that year to appropriate funds from the tax on sporting goods instead to finance the park.

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Featured Cacher For April 2012 - BBQBob2

Mar 15 2012 01:25 PM | Team Four Paw in Featured Cachers

BBQBob2 of Southeast Houston, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
My friend Tim (Sparky) got me started in December 2007. He called up the GC map and showed me all these things that were hidden all over Houston, and some that I drove by every day. We started hunting at lunchtime and after work and I was hooked by Day 2. My wife Pat still remembers the old pre-caching days when a trip to the store only took an hour and didn’t result in heat stroke, PI and big thorn scratches on my arms.

How did you decide on your caching name?
We moved to Texas in 2003 and that was the first time I tasted true BBQ. My son Bobby and I soon started searching out good places, so bbqbob2 seemed like a good handle. He never caught the caching bug, but we still enjoy a BBQ run to Luling or Lockhart to see my daughter Beth.

When you cache, what equipment do you use? (PDA, Garmin, Magellan, software)
I started with a Garmin blue Legend that Tim lent me, then bought my own and after a few hundred finds switched to a Garmin 60Cx. I’m an old school guy, and the 60Cx has gone from cutting edge to old school in just the few years I’ve had it. Love the accuracy and reliability of the unit, for me it’s one of the best things Garmin has done.

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