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ROBSTOWN, TEXAS

Nueces County, Texas Gulf Coast / South Texas
Hwys 77 and 44
133 miles S of San Antonio
22 miles N of Kingsville
9 miles W of Corpus Christi
Population: 11,636 (2010) 12,727 (2000)

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Robstown post office mural
Robstown Post Office mural
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, June 2009
History in a Pecan Shell

The town was named for Robert Driscoll - the same man who loaned his name to Driscoll, Texas.

The town was founded in 1906 and the location was the juncture of two railroads - the Texas and Mexican and the Brownsville and Mexican railroads.

1912: Robstown incorporated
1920: Population was just under 1,000 persons, but by 1930 it was more than four times that figure.

The town's first industry was vegetable farming until oil was discovered in 1930.

The economy is still controlled by agricultural and oil interests. Robstown has experienced growth over the years, but its proximity to Corpus Christi has had an effect on the population.

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Mural Mural on the Wall:
Robstown Railroad depot and train, Robstown PO painted mural detail
Depot and train - Post Office mural detail
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Cotton Gin - Robstown Texas PO Mural
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Robstown Texas flag and cowboy wall painted mural
Cowboy & Texas flag
Fruit cups - Robstown TX painted wall mural
Fruit Cups
Tacos - Robstown TX painted wall mural
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Robstown TX painted wall mural Elvis
Elvis in Robstown.
Marilyn Monroe - Robstown TX painted wall mural
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Robstown, Texas grain elevators
Grain elevator in Robstown.
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Robstown water tower.
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