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WIRE HOLLOW CREEK. Wire Hollow Creek rises two miles southwest of Talpa in far east central Runnels County (at 31°46' N, 99°44' W) and runs southwest for eleven miles before emptying into Mustang Creek two miles north of the Colorado River and seven miles southeast of Ballinger in southeastern Runnels County (at 31°43' N, 99°50' W). The upper streambed supports juniper, live oak, mesquite, and grasses, and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses grow downstream. The creek rises in terrain with steep slopes and benches, then ends in flat terrain with locally shallow depressions and an expansive clay surface.


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

"WIRE HOLLOW CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.