El Muerto: Headless Rider of the Texas Range

From its headwaters northwest of San Antonio to where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico at Corpus Cristi Bay, the Nueces River (meaning “nuts” in Spanish) winds its way through the hill country and scrublands of central and southern Texas. It was in this region during the middle of the 19th Century, when the Texas/Mexican border was in dispute and outlaws ran riot, that the badlands surrounding the Rio Nueces (as it was then known) became the stage for a mystery that has seared itself into the quasi-mythical history of the Lone Star State. It seems that countless denizens … Continue reading El Muerto: Headless Rider of the Texas Range