Becerro Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Becerro Creek begins two miles southeast of Bigfoot in far northeastern Frio County (at 29°01' N, 98°51' W) and runs southwest for ten miles to its mouth on San Miguel Creek, twelve miles northeast of Pearsall (at 28°56' N, 98°55' W). Becerro is Spanish for "yearling calf." The upper stream traverses an area of low-rolling hills and prairie; the downstream terrain is flat with locally shallow depressions. The land surface is clay and sand. Grasses, dwarf evergreen oaks, mesquite, water-tolerant hardwoods, and conifers grow in the area.

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

Anonymous, “Becerro Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994