HICKS CREEK. Hicks Creek rises in eastern Bandera County five miles northeast of Medina (at 29°51' N, 99°10' W) and flows south for eight miles to its mouth on the Medina River, about five miles northwest of Bandera (at 29°45' N, 99°09' W). It traverses an area with stairstep topography, characterized by steep slopes and benches. Native vegetation includes juniper, live oak, and grasses growing in clay loams. The stream, also called Coker Creek, was named for Fabian L. Hicks, whose family first settled in the area in the mid-1850s.
J. Marvin Hunter, Pioneer History of Bandera County (Bandera, Texas: Hunter's Printing, 1922).