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LAS RAICES CREEK

LAS RAICES CREEK. Las Raices (Spanish for "roots") Creek rises thirty-four miles north of Laredo in northeastern Webb County (at 28°05' N, 99°35' W) and runs northeast for forty-six miles to its mouth on the Nueces River, thirteen miles southeast of Cotulla in south central La Salle County (at 28°09' N, 99°02' W). The surrounding flat terrain has locally shallow depressions and is surfaced by expansive clays that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Twohig, one of the earliest settlements in La Salle County, was on the creek twelve miles south of Cotulla.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Annette Martin Ludeman, La Salle: La Salle County (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1975).

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"LAS RAICES CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbl33), accessed October 22, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.