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ARROYO QUIOTE. Arroyo Quiote rises six miles north of Rosita in south central Starr County (at 26°31' N, 98°56' W) and runs south for eleven miles to its mouth on the Rio Grande, two miles southeast of Rosita (at 26°22' N, 98°54' W). The name is believed to be a misspelling of Quijote. The quixotic stream traverses flat terrain, subject to flooding, surfaced by sand, gravel, and mud that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

Dick D. Heller, Jr.


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

Dick D. Heller, Jr., "ARROYO QUIOTE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.