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Robstown natives say title “Worst city in Texas” is incorrect and unfair

Posted at 4:14 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 19:39:33-04

Robstown has been dubbed the “Worst city in Texas to live in” according to an article published last week in USA TODAY.

The article cites crime rate, unemployment and the value of homes as just some of the reasons for this conclusion.

But those who live and work in Robstown say they were never contacted for this story and say it’s an unfair label.

Guadalupe Vela was born and raised in Robstown, saying the story infuriates her.

“That really insults me and I’m sure that a lot of the people that really love Robstown would feel the same way so I don’t think it’s true,” she said. “And if it’s like that, who are those people that are saying that? What are they doing to make it better?”

The list doesn’t name any other cities in Texas.

Meanwhile, City Manager Herman Rodriguez adds the crime rate number used in the article is incorrect. He’s addressed the discrepancy with the FBI and DPS.

He says he doesn’t understand why those incorrect figures still are being used against his city.