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HICKS CREEK. Hicks Creek rises in eastern Bandera County five miles northeast of Medina (at 29°51' N, 99°10' W) and flows south for eight miles to its mouth on the Medina River, about five miles northwest of Bandera (at 29°45' N, 99°09' W). It traverses an area with stairstep topography, characterized by steep slopes and benches. Native vegetation includes juniper, live oak, and grasses growing in clay loams. The stream, also called Coker Creek, was named for Fabian L. Hicks, whose family first settled in the area in the mid-1850s.


J. Marvin Hunter, Pioneer History of Bandera County (Bandera, Texas: Hunter's Printing, 1922).


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

"HICKS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.