BEALS CREEK. Beals Creek rises from a salt lake at the intersection of Mustang Draw and Sulphur Springs Draw, four miles west of Big Spring in Howard County (at 32°12' N, 101°36' W). The stream runs through Big Spring and is crossed by Farm roads 821 and 163. It flows sixty-seven miles east to its mouth on the Colorado River, near Pecan Crossing in southern Mitchell County (at 32°11' N, 100°51' W). Beals Creek traverses a geologic floodplain surfaced by sand, gravel, and mud substrata with some bedrock areas. Water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses grow in the clay and sandy loams along the creek.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."BEALS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbb44), accessed December 08, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.