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Texas Municipal Courts Association

2023 Judicial Awards

The following award recipients were nominated by their peers and recognized for their contribution to the fair and impartial administration of justice at the 2023 Annual Meeting.

Outstanding Judge of the Year

Judge Stewart Milner

Arlington Municipal Court

The Honorable Stewart Milner, Presiding Judge for the Arlington Municipal Court has been selected by the Texas Municipal Courts Association to receive the Association’s Jurist of the Year Award.  Here are a few reasons why as submitted by his peers. 

No one is more deserving.  He has worked diligently for more than 30 years to mentor and educate municipal court personnel, administer justice and ensure fairness to constituents.

Judge Milner spent hours reviewing the findings from the Department of Justice in the Ferguson report.  He developed a class included in the TMCEC Regional Training to help judges, clerks and prosecutors understand the challenges facing courts when collecting fines and costs. 

He is well respected by all court personnel, and other judges.  He is fair and treats everyone who enters the courtroom with respect and dignity.

His strongest attributes are his ability to listen and his compassion for others.  He is always wiling to listen and consider a person's argument or point of view before responding.

His everyday judicial temperament establishes a professional foundation of a model court culture and environment for the public, other judges, attorneys, and clerks.

He always makes time to answer questions for less experienced judges and carefully explains rules and procedures to ensure justice is administered.

He works well with others and is the consummate professional.  He is quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger.

Tammy Odom, Court Administrator for  the Texas City Municipal Court, was selected by the Texas Municipal Courts Association to receive the Association’s Clerk of the Year Award.  Here are a few of the reasons why as submitted by her peers. 

Tammy is the be all, do all of the clerk world.  She has been involved for many years and jumps in with both feet when there is a task we need to complete or a role we need to fill.

She supports her staff through certification and has herself achieved the title of Certified Municipal Court Clerk.

Her humor, professionalism, patience and love of the profession has made her a huge asset.

Tammy's judges and prosecutors all speak very highly of her and like to brag about the court and how well run it is - and the enjoyment of working there.

Outstanding Clerk of the Year

Tammy Odom

Texas City Municipal Court

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