WINANS CREEK. Winans Creek rises five miles southwest of Medina in central Bandera County (at 29°45' N, 99°19' W) and runs east for 12½ miles to its mouth on the Medina River, five miles west of Bandera (at 29°45' N, 99°09' W). It rises in an area of the Edwards Plateau characterized by live oaks and Ashe juniper concentrations, steep slopes and limestone benches, and shallow soils composed chiefly of clay loams. Near its junction with the Medina River the stream flows through flatter terrain, marked by localized dissection. The soils there are shallow and stony and the woods more open, with frequent grassy clearings supporting persimmon and prickly pear.