American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river of southern Texas flowing about 507 km (315 mi) to Nueces Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico near Corpus Christi.
“The matter was one of some importance, as the Nueces is a hundred miles northeastward from the Rio Grande, and that much of territory was therefore in dispute.”
“Nueces" Bike Boulevard final draft from city staff has been released”
“Bringing an interstate highway to South Texas continues to be at the forefront and working with our neighboring coastal counties, such as Nueces, Kenedy, Kleberg and Willacy, will help I-69 become a reality.”
“This is nuts, and it has nothing to do with the name of the Texas county where it takes place -- Nueces Spanish for "walnuts" County -- where the city of Corpus Christi sits.”
“KEVIN THE INTERN'S 'THIS DAY IN HISTORY' - May 13th, 1846: U.S. Declares War on Mexico For Getting In the Way : Texas was an independent state, but both the U.S. and Mexico claimed it was theirs, arguing over the Nueces versus the Rio Grande River as its border.”
“When I heard a schizophrenic person had represented himself, I could not believe it," said Keith Hampton in his office on Nueces Street.”
“Dismissive of such assertions, Mexicans argued that even if Texas were independent, its southern boundary must be the Nueces River.”
“According to the sheriff's office in Nueces County, Texas, Mr. Arbabsiar was arrested in 2001 on a theft by check charge that was later dismissed.”
“The president was livid that Trist had violated his instructions by entertaining a neutral zone between the Rio Grande and Nueces rivers and only a partial transfer of Upper California to the United States.”
“It added Texas officials had received word that Mexico planned to capture disputed territory east of the Rio Grande, all the way to the Nueces River.”
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