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Making New Friends an Old-Fashioned Way – Through Letter Writing
A collaboration between Austin Bat Cave, Foundation Communities, and Letterpress PLAY encourages pen pals to bridge generational divides
"...intergenerational letter-writing program organized by literacy and writing nonprofit Austin Bat Cave. The program matches younger students with older..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Arts Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Day Trips & Beyond: Stay Trips
Daytripping in the age of stay-at-home orders
"...Bracken Cave north of San Antonio is home to the world’s..."

April 28, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

SXSW Announces Midnighters, VR And More
Time to get dark and artistic with the latest film wave
"...Today's lineup additions also include some of the first Austin-linked films for SXSW Film 2020 (March 13-21), starting with..."

Feb. 5, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Matthew Patin Named Texas Book Festival Literary Director
Local writer/editor will book authors for fest's 25th year
"...author assistant; communications associate at Greenleaf Book Group in Austin; assistant editor at HarperCollins in New York; writer and..."

Jan. 29, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Tons of Texas travel news for the dog days of summer
"...the year when The Nature Conservancy’s Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve is open to the public. Southwest of..."

Aug. 1, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: Natural Bridge Caverns
Underground expedition explores hidden passage
"...Natural Bridge Caverns, one of Central Texas' most beautiful show caves, became..."

May 21, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

A Sampling of Summer Attractions Around Texas
"Day Trips" columnist Gerald E. McLeod picks some of his favorite things to do and see around Texas
"...15-million-gallon tank sprang a leak. Eleven years later, the cavern became one of the most unusual tourist attractions in..."

May 17, 2019 Features Feature by Gerald E. McLeod

Celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon Landing With These Texas Road Trips
Houston and other Texas sites celebrate the golden anniversary of the first lunar landing
"...center – the summary display projection room, aka the "bat cave"; the Simulation Control Room and Recovery Control Room,..."

May 17, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Bat Cave Panel Dissects the Blurring of Journalism and Activism
Black Lives Matter’s DeRay Mckesson talks with journalists
"...Texas Tribune on Wednesday, March 20, as part of Austin Bat Cave’s three-day journalism workshop for high school students...."

March 21, 2019 News Post by Lilli Hime

Qmmunity
Giving thanks, looking ahead
"...I'm grateful for you. As someone who's documented Austin's queer community for the better part of five years,..."

Nov. 23, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

The Miseducation of Today's Youth: Let's Talk About Queerness
Out Youth Teen Guest Writes for Qmmunity
"...Editor's Note: In September, Qmmunity and Austin Bat Cave, a creative community offering free writing programs..."

Nov. 20, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Elliot Pearson

Home Slice Pizza, Via 313, Pinthouse Pizza Collaboration!
DOUGHvember is filled with local charity events, and it kicks off today
"...begins their second annual DOUGHvember celebrations, benefitting a different Austin nonprofit partner each week...."

Nov. 1, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Dusty-Danger Dog Day in Austin
Local Pooch Makes Good, Wins Friends, Influences People
"...certain pooch, adopted from Town Lake Animal Shelter by Austin-based playwright Timothy Braun nine years ago, is having an..."

Aug. 16, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Like Bats Out of Heaven
EarthShare of Texas invites you to enjoy bats, birds, and barbecue
"...You know that there are approximately 2 million bats under Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge, right? That’s why so..."

May 15, 2017 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Managing Secrets
Council's search for city manager may be confidential ... or not
"...only in-house hiring for city managers – indirectly marking Austin’s coming of age as a full-grown city.)..."

April 10, 2017 News Post by Michael King

The Regional Office Is Under Attack!
This adventure tale pulls elements from many corners of pop culture, but Manuel Gonzales’ writing chops make it wholly his own
"...Given all of the disparate elements that UT alum/former Austin Bat Cave director Manuel Gonzales pulls from for The..."

Dec. 23, 2016 Arts Review by Adrienne Martini

Point Austin: Only a Few More Days
The campaigns last forever, and the battles never end
"...Texas), you can review the Chronicle's endorsements, or visit austinchronicle.com/elections. Unsurprisingly, we're more knowledgeable on local races than statewides..."

Nov. 4, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Day Trips: Caprock Canyons State Park, Quitaque
Where the High Plains drop into the rolling hills and the buffalo play all day
"...Despite its remoteness – about a 7-hour drive from Austin – the park is seeing an uptick in visitation...."

Aug. 19, 2016 Column by Gerald McLeod

Bullfight
Shawn Cirkiel comes back swinging with Bullfight
"...in. I didn't exactly blame him; there are few Austin chefs who have been around longer. He was the..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Win 10 Years of Pizza
Daily Austin food news
"...it’s that pizza is pretty rad. If they were Austinites (and not imaginary), they would no doubt both be..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Food Post by Brandon Watson

News Roundup: Butterflies, Buffoons, & Bastrop
Debacles over courthouses and task forces
"...CFCC would bring with it economic development for Northeast Austin. The committee did not welcome the proposal, which in..."

Sept. 28, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Desolation Angel
Ana Lily Amirpour on the cult of cinema
"...for all the world like the wings of a bat. Except, as Amirpour explains, that's not Vand up there..."

June 26, 2015 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Summer's Easy Readin'
Writers on their go-to books for when their gray cells need a vacay, too
"...a punky fairy-tale version of Los Angeles, visit Weetzie Bat, Witch Baby, and Missing Angel Juan...."

June 12, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

News Roundup
Your Monday morning news update
"...• Early voting begins today. If you're not sure..."

Oct. 20, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Fight to the Death With the Dead Tree Brigade
Literary Death Match throws down at the Ritz
"...an awful lot of jousting going on in the Austin lit scene, but we have a sneaking suspicion we..."

March 26, 2014 Books Post by Monica Riese

Viva Lucha Libro
Egerton and Gonzales duke it out
"...Two of Austin's greatest literary minds are about to go head-to-head for..."

March 25, 2014 Books Post by Monica Riese

News/Print
Comings and goings on the Austin lit scene
"...• After almost four years helming the ship at Austin Bat Cave, author (and one of this year's Short..."

March 1, 2014 Books Post by Monica Riese

The Judges
"...2014 Pushcart Prize anthology, and elsewhere. He lives in Austin with the storyteller and poet Annie La Ganga...."

Feb. 28, 2014 Books Feature

Texas Book Festival Panel Picks
Can't-miss events at this weekend's festival
"...• Bringing Classics Back "Kevin Smokler and Wayne Rebhorn..."

Oct. 23, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

Crawl With the Authors of Your Favorite Books
The Texas Book Festival's Lit Crawl gets weird & boozy with 'em
"...San Marcos Grab your Lit Crawl maps at this Austin-based reading series where literature, art, and film connect, focusing..."

Oct. 22, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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