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SANTA ISABEL CREEK. Santa Isabel Creek, also known as Arroyo Santa Isabel, rises twenty-two miles northwest of Callaghan in north central Webb County (at 28°04' N, 99°45' W) and runs southwest for thirty-three miles to its mouth on the Rio Grande, seven miles northwest of Laredo (at 27°39' N, 99°38' W). The area has rolling hills and flat terrain with locally shallow depressions surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, grasses, and water-tolerant hardwoods. The stream was reportedly named by Canary Islanders who arrived at its banks on Saint Isabel's day.


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

"SANTA ISABEL CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.