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(nuˈeɪ səs, nyu-)

a river in S Texas, flowing SE to Corpus Christi Bay, on the Gulf of Mexico. 338 mi. (545 km) long.
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Corpus Christi, in the county of Nueces, and all the cities situated on the Rio Bravo, Laredo, Comalites, San Ignacio on the Web, Rio Grande City on the Starr, Edinburgh in the Hidalgo, Santa Rita, Elpanda, Brownsville in the Cameron, formed an imposing league against the pretensions of Florida.
NextEra Energy Partners' existing EFM system is an approximately 150-mile, 30-inch and 16-inch lean gas transportation pipeline originating in La Salle County, spanning portions of McMullen, Duval, Jim Wells, and Nueces counties, and terminating at the Agua Dulce hub in Nueces County.
"I'm the newly elected district attorney of Nueces County, and I'm going to come back as a gang member," Gonzalez recalls telling the officer.
23, 2017, for Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller, Wharton, and Wilson counties.
His books include Notorious Gamblers of the Old West, The Texas Pistoleers, John King Fisher - King of the Nueces Strip, and Willis Newton: The Last Texas Outlaw.
A Crooked River: Rustlers, Rangers, and Regulars on the Lower Rio Grande, 1861-1877 chronicles an era of lawless violence that engulfed the Nueces Strip and the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas.
One area where the legacy of petroleum brine discharge is still being heavily felt is Nueces Bay--a shallow microtidal bay in Southwestern Texas.
Nueces County officials soon after told residents that they'd missed their window to leave and warned them to stay indoors and wait out the storm.