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ARROYO QUIOTE. Arroyo Quiote rises six miles north of Rosita in south central Starr County (at 26°31' N, 98°56' W) and runs south for eleven miles to its mouth on the Rio Grande, two miles southeast of Rosita (at 26°22' N, 98°54' W). The name is believed to be a misspelling of Quijote. The quixotic stream traverses flat terrain, subject to flooding, surfaced by sand, gravel, and mud that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

Dick D. Heller, Jr.

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Dick D. Heller, Jr., "ARROYO QUIOTE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed December 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.