Progress at the Crossroads Of South Texas

Welcome to cotton country and the biggest little town in Texas! Located at the geographic center of Nueces County, Robstown is at the crossroads of U. S. Highway 77 (the future I-60) and State Highway 44. Robstown is crisscrossed by the Burlington North-Santa Fe Railway Company, the Texas Mexican Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad. Robstown is nine miles from Corpus Christi International Airport. Add easy Port of Corpus Christi acces to this combination and our logo "Progress at the Crossroads of South Texas" makes sense.

Historically, cotton and vegetable farming have played an important role in Robstown's economy. The community celebrates this heritage each year at Cottonfest, its October 24 - 25 family festival. Live music, arts and crafts, sports competitions, cookoffs, contests, carnivals, and historical exhibits provide something for everyone. Robstown is also famous for many other events including the 63rd Annual Nueces County Junior Livestock Show, the largest show of its kind in the state of Texas, scheduled for January 10 - 16; the 19th Annual Fiesta Mexicana held March 7 - 8; the 12th Annual "Egg-Citing" event on April 4; the Nueces County Youth Rodeo held in April; and our Christmas Lighting Procession, held the first weekend of December.

Robstown's Alpha Museum, 110 N. 4th Street, is open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons or by appointment at (512) 767-3343. The Robstown Area Historical Commission meets on the last Thursday of each month at the museum. Robstown also has a rich reputation for baseball talent that attracts national college and professional scouts.

If sight-seeing makes you hungry, plan to stop in Robstown. Cotten's Barbecue, which celebrated its 50th Anniversay in 1997, needs little introduction. Just remember, Cotten's is closed on Sundays! MG's Pizza is home to the best cotton pickin' pizza and subs in South Texas. The Robstown area is also the home of many authentic Mexican food restaurants including Fermin's Mexican Restaurant located on Highway 77 North in the Five Points area.

Robstown is in close proximity to many tourist attractions including the Violet German Historical Museum, the Hazel Basemore County Park with its excellent birding trails, the River Hills Country Club private golf course, the charming Kingsville downtown boutiques, and all the sites of Corpus Christi. Three RV parks and motels are located in the Robstown area for the convenience of Winter Texans and tourists.

For more information:
Robstown Area Development Commission
P. O. Box 111
1150 E. Main Avenue
Robstown, Texas 78380
Phone: (512) 387-3933
Fax: (512) 387-7280