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Judicial Awards 2019


The following award recipients were nominated by their peers and recognized for their contribution to the fair and impartial administration of justice at the Annual Conference held in Houston during the 2019 Annual Conference.

 

Outstanding Judge of the Year 

The Honorable Raquel de los Santos from the City of Freer has been selected by the Texas Municipal Courts Association to receive the Association’s Jurist of the Year Award.   The following is a combination of the nomination forms received.

 

She has been an awesome teacher and an outstanding Judge.

Co-workers and defendants say this she is fair, honest and will try to educate defendants about the court system.

Officers respect Judge de los Santos because they know that everyone will be treated fairly.

 

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Outstanding Clerk of the Year 
 

Mary Jane Grubb, Court Clerk for the City of Austin Municipal Court, has been selected by the Texas Municipal Courts Association to receive the Association’s Clerk of the Year Award.  The following is a combination of the nomination forms received.

 

She has helped remove barriers that complicated the process for citizens to speak to judges and encouraged mutual respect between all parties.

She rose to the challenge of finding solutions to issues despite the multitude of potential obstacles.

She promotes conducting court operations with efficiency, fostering innovations that improve service locally; and enhancing the public's awareness and image of city government and the court system.

 

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Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year 

Robert Barfield, Prosecutor for the Texas City Municipal Court, has been selected by the Texas Municipal Courts Association to receive the Association’s Prosecutor of the Year Award.  The following is a combination of the nomination forms received.

 

His is very passionate about Municipal Court and always treats others with dignity and respect.

He is an excellent instructor and has a wonderful way of explaining even the most complex legal concepts in a manner that can be understood, regardless of the person's level of education.

He also serves as the Presiding Judge for the City of El Lago and the Associate Judge for the City of Friendswood.

 

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