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HELOTES CREEK. Helotes Creek rises two miles north of Grey Forest in northwestern Bexar County (at 29°39' N, 98°42' W) and runs south for twelve miles, through Helotes, to its mouth on Culebra Creek, near the junction of Loop 1604 and Farm Road 471 (at 29°30' N, 98°42' W). The surrounding flat to rolling terrain is surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports mesquite, cacti, and grasses. Helotes is a corruption of the Spanish word for corn.

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