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VALENZUELO CREEK. Valenzuelo (Velenzuela) Creek rises twenty-eight miles northwest of Callaghan in central Webb County (at 28°10' N, 99°42' W) and runs northeast for ten miles to its mouth on San Roque Creek, seven miles southwest of Catarina in southern Dimmit County (at 28°16' N, 99°40' W). The stream was named by a rancher for Valencia, Spain, his birthplace. The surrounding flat terrain with locally shallow depressions is surfaced by expansive clays that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and various grasses.


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

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