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SIESTADERO CREEK. Siestadero (Sesteadero or Siestiodero) Creek rises five miles west of Devine in Medina County (at 29°04' N, 98°53' W) and runs south and then east for 13½ miles to its mouth on the Atascosa River, two miles west of Flores in north central Atascosa County (at 29°02' N, 98°43' W). At its source flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments is surfaced by deep, fine sandy loam that supports brush and grasses. The central section of the creek passes through hills surfaced by shallow, stony clay and sandy loam that supports some mesquite and chaparral in addition to grasses. At the creek's mouth flat terrain with local depressions is surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. Land in use is primarily dry crop land. Spanish sesteadero means "an after-dinner resting place." The first settlements on the creek date back to 1862.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Siestadero Creek," accessed January 18, 2018,

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