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TECOLOTE CREEK. Tecolote Creek rises six miles north of Encinal in southwestern La Salle County (at 28°08' N, 99°23' W) and runs east for thirteen miles to Chucareto Creek ten miles north of Encinal (at 28°07' N, 99°12' W). The name is the Spanish word for "owl." The stream crosses low, rolling and flat terrain with locally shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support grasses, mesquite, and chaparral in its upper reaches and water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses in its lower reaches.


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"TECOLOTE CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.