Why Choose Robinson
Strategic highways in Central Texas lead to Robinson, a city of over 11,000 residents, positioned just southeast of Waco. Its convenient location encompasses a portion of the I-35 corridor, which runs between Austin and the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex, offering a reasonable 90 minute trip to Austin or DFW. It includes 31.468 square miles of land, and is the second largest city in McLennan County. Robinson is positioned for growth in the near future. It's optimal location, and available real estate along I-35, make it an ideal candidate for future growth.
Small-Town Community Feel
Robinson provides a great small-town community feel and offers a balanced mix of suburban and rural life. From people utilizing the walking trails, to kids playing on the playground, you can witness this small town feel daily at the city's park. People of all ages come together to enjoy all the different outdoor activities the park has to offer, and with Waco being only minutes away, you can also enjoy the amenities offered in a larger city while residing in a cozy, small town.
Robinson Indepdent School District (ISD) offers students the latest in technology along with many areas of study. At the high school level, students have the opportunity to earn college credit and certifications through Dual Credit, Advanced Placement, and several Career and Technology programs. The opportunity for education doesn't stop there. Robinson residents have access to McLennan Community College, Texas State Technical College, and Baylor University.
Robinson residents can be assured that they have access to quality, primary care and emergency medical care services. The City of Robinson is home to one dental office and is only minutes away from Baylor Scott and White Medical Center which provides a variety of physicians, chiropractors, ophthalmologists, as well as, major medical services.
Robinson adopted a charter in 1999 making it a home-rule city operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of a mayor and six council members, all elected at large. The City Council appoints a professional city manager who is responsible for implementation of City Council policy and the day-to-day operation of the organization.
Craig Lemin is the current City Manager and has been with the City of Robinson since May 2016. Prior to Robinson, Lemin served 12 years as the City Manager of Azle and three years as the Assistant City Manager and Director of Administrative Services. He also spent four years in the Police Department as Deputy Police Chief and Police Chief. Lemin holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration.
The City of Robinson has a 74 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee. The Fiscal Year 2018 to 2019 operating budget is $14,857,863. The current property tax rate for Robinson is $0.4845 per $100 valuation.