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VARGAS CREEK. Vargas Creek rises a mile northwest of Farm Road 755 in southwest Brooks County (at 26°51' N, 98°22' W) and runs southeast for fifteen miles to its mouth on Tasajal Lake, nine miles southwest of Rachal and thirty-three miles southwest of Falfurrias (at 26°47' N, 98°10' W). It crosses flat to gently sloping terrain surfaced by loose sand that supports scrub brush and grasses.


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

"VARGAS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.