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BRUNE CREEK. Brune Creek, named for pioneer settler George Brune, rises four miles northwest of Mentz in northeastern Colorado County (at 29°47' N, 96°29' W) and flows south for 5½ miles to its mouth, where it and Piney Creek enter Cummins Creek, two miles northeast of Columbus (at 29°44' N, 96°30' W). The stream flows primarily through a gently sloping area with loamy fine sand surfaces and gray sandy clay subsoil that support oak and cedar with a dense understory of yaupon and wild grape. The land is used primarily as unimproved range for cattle.

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