After announcing on Friday that he would be running for mayor, Robstown Independent School District Trustee Robert Tapia did not file his application by Monday's deadline.

City officials said Tapia contacted them to inform them that he would not be running for the office currently held by Rodrigo Ramon Jr. Three other candidates - local businessman Joe Avalos, Robstown resident Ruben Vaiz and former RISD Trustee Victor Orona - have filed to run against Ramon.

Tapia did not return calls seeking comment for this story as of Monday night.

For more information, see the March 17 issue of The Nueces County Record Star.