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CUEVAS CREEK. Cuevas Creek rises six miles northeast of El Indio in south central Maverick County (at 28°33' N, 100°13' W) and runs southwest for twelve miles before emptying into Saus Creek a mile north of the Rio Grande in southwest Maverick County (at 28°31' N, 100°20' W). Chaparral, mesquite, and various grasses grow in the area's clayey soil, which surfaces low-rolling hills and prairie. Cuevas is Spanish for "caves."


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

"CUEVAS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.