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EL CARO CREEK. El Caro Creek rises eleven miles north of Alice in northern Jim Wells County (at 27°56' N, 98°07' W) and runs southeast for ten miles to its mouth on Palo Hueco Creek, seven miles northeast of Alice (at 27°52' N, 98°00' W). Its name is apparently a misspelling of carro, Spanish for "cart." The stream traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams and some dark clay in its upper reaches. Water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses, as well as some mesquite, brush, and cacti, grow along the streambed.


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"EL CARO CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.