The famous El Camino Real de los Tejas, which once connected Mexico with Spanish-controlled towns in Texas, passes near Carrizo Springs. The town name is derived from the Carrizo Cane that once proliferated around the area springs. ‰Deer hunters prize the area, which is noted for its large number of trophy bucks. Carrizo Springs Golf Course is a public championship nine-hole course. (830/876-2596.)