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.
Mural on the Wall:
Gin - Post Office mural detail|
water tower. TE Photo||