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LAS RAICES CREEK. Las Raices (Spanish for "roots") Creek rises thirty-four miles north of Laredo in northeastern Webb County (at 28°05' N, 99°35' W) and runs northeast for forty-six miles to its mouth on the Nueces River, thirteen miles southeast of Cotulla in south central La Salle County (at 28°09' N, 99°02' W). The surrounding flat terrain has locally shallow depressions and is surfaced by expansive clays that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Twohig, one of the earliest settlements in La Salle County, was on the creek twelve miles south of Cotulla.


Annette Martin Ludeman, La Salle: La Salle County (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1975).


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

"LAS RAICES CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.