Casas Blancas Creek

By: Dick D. Heller, Jr.

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994

Casas Blancas Creek, also known as Arroyo La Minita, rises in western Starr County (at 26°37' N, 99°03' W) and runs southwest for fifteen miles to its mouth on the Rio Grande, four miles south of Salineno (at 26°28' N, 99°06' W). It traverses flat to rolling terrain with steep margins, surfaced by shallow to deep 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., “Casas Blancas Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 29, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994