El Sauz

El Sauz is on Farm roads 3167 and 649, some sixteen miles north of Rio Grande City and thirteen miles north of Garce?o in Starr County. It was one of the original 1753 settlements of Jos? de Escand?n 's pioneers. Its name means weeping willow in Spanish; it may have been named after nearby El Sauz Creek, now known as Los Olmos Creek. In the early 1880s El Sauz was a ranch community on a rural mail route from Rio Grande City. During his flight to the Mexican border in 1901, Gregorio Cortez qv , renowned fugitive, was captured at El Sauz by Capt. John H. Rogers of the Texas Rangers qv


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