ESPERANZA CREEK. Esperanza Creek rises sixteen miles east of Dilley in southeastern Frio County (at 28°42' N, 98°54' W) and runs southeast for twenty-four miles to its mouth on the Frio River, twelve miles west of Tilden in northwest McMullen County (at 28°28' N, 98°44' W). The stream traverses mostly flat terrain with local shallow depressions, and occasionally passes through low-rolling hills and prairie. The area is surfaced by expansive clays that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses, interspersed with some mesquite and dwarf oaks.
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