Arroyo Quemado

By: Dick D. Heller, Jr.

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Arroyo Quemado (Arroyo del Quemada) rises five miles east of Falcon Heights in western Starr County (at 26°34' N, 99°01' W) and runs five miles southwest to its mouth on Arroyo La Minita (Casas Blancas Creek) (at 26°31' N, 99°04' W). The name means "scorched gully." The creek crosses flat to rolling terrain with steep margins surfaced by sandy loams that support pecan, willow, and grasses.

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

Dick D. Heller, Jr., “Arroyo Quemado,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994