Cornyn, Cruz, Thornberry Praise Senate Passage of Bill to Name Amarillo Courthouse after Mary Lou Robinson
by John Cornyn on September 6, 2018 at 11:31 AM
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, U.S. Representative Mac Thornberry (TX-13), and I released the following statements after our legislation to rename the federal building and courthouse in Amarillo the “J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson United States Courthouse” passed the Senate:
Renaming the federal courthouse in Amarillo will serve as a lasting reminder of Mary Lou Robinson’s selfless service, and I’m proud to have supported this legislation to honor her legacy.
"Having dedicated her life to public service, naming the Amarillo courthouse after Judge Robinson will serve as a lasting testament of her contributions to the Lone Star State,” Sen. Cruz said.
“I am grateful for Senator Cornyn’s leadership in shepherding this bill through the Senate. Judge Robinson is widely respected and admired, and our federal justice system has benefitted from her high standards and work ethic,” said Rep. Thornberry. “The J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson United States Courthouse will be a perpetual recognition of the outstanding contributions of these two public servants. Hopefully, it will also inspire us all, in whatever walk of life, to strive for these high standards and integrity.”
Mary Lou Robinson has served as judge of Potter County Court, the 108th District Court of Texas, as Chief Justice of the Seventh Court of Appeals in Amarillo, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.