from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.


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  • 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.

    The Nation in a Nutshell

  • "Nueces" Bike Boulevard final draft from city staff has been released

    Burnt Orange Report

  • 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.

    Brownsville Herald :

  • 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.

    Javier Sierra: The Toxic Breezes

  • 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.

    HUFFPOST HILL - Senators Behaving Badly

  • "When I heard a schizophrenic person had represented himself, I could not believe it," said Keith Hampton in his office on Nueces Street.

    Scott Panetti

  • Dismissive of such assertions, Mexicans argued that even if Texas were independent, its southern boundary must be the Nueces River.

    Between War and Peace

  • 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.

    Plot Suspect Lives in Texas Suburb

  • 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.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • 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.

    A Country of Vast Designs


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