When All Hope was Seemingly Lost...Gloria Sanderson of Pioneer Bank Showed Up for Arthur J. Smith Sr. and His Family with a $15,000.00 dollar Check

Arthur Smith Sr., his wife Darlene Koffey Smith, son Arthur Smith III, also known as “Yung Giant”, Gloria Sanderson, SVP, CRA/Fair Lending Officer for Pioneer Bank are the featured individuals on the cover of “VERSION 1” of Houston Business Connections Magazine’s “2017 Year-End Review” edition. Houston Texans football player J.J. Watt is also featured on the cover of this version. Inside this edition, J.J. Watt shares how he plans to distribute the millions of dollars the J.J. Watt Foundation received in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Beyoncé, Mattress Mack, Jim Crane, State Senator Borris L. Miles, State Rep. Shawn Thierry, Dr. Letitia Plummer, Judge Loyd Wright, Judge Christine Riddle Butts, Judge John Schmude, Judge Renee Magee, Attorney Sandra Peake, and Attorney Melanie Wilcox Flowers are just a few of the other distinguished individuals featured inside this edition. Houston Business Connections Magazine© is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. All Rights Reserved. Cover photo by: Kennedy Hall, Phillis Wheatley High School Journalism Department/Photographer


Gladys Knight is coming to Houston on Friday, January 19, 2018, for the Diamond Dreams Gala at Minute Maid Park

Held on the field at Minute Maid Park, the Diamond Dreams Gala features seven-time Grammy winner, Ms. Gladys Knight -The Empress of Soul, as well as Astros players and legends. The event benefits the Astros Foundation and New Hope Housing, an organization combatting homelessness by providing housing and support services for those in need. In case you don’t know, The Astros Foundation supports local 501(c)3 nonprofits and their causes through fundraising events. They support organizations whose efforts benefit Youth Baseball/Softball, Education/Literacy, Childhood Cancer, Military and Quality of Life.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

ALAN ROSEN SHARES HIS THOUGHTS: Why I am the best candidate for Harris County Constable for Precinct #1

by Alan Rosen
For Your Thought Matters Readers

“My experience at the jail gave me a better understanding of how law enforcement can make a difference in the lives of those at a critical crossroads. In addition to seeing people who needed detention, I saw people who needed help not just punishment.” -- Allen Rosen

The citizens of Precinct 1 deserve a Constable with the proven law enforcement, management and community experience to move the Constable’s Office to a higher level of service and accountability. That is why Major Alan Rosen is the best choice for Precinct 1 Constable. Major Alan Rosen is a 21- year law enforcement veteran with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department.  Rosen is an honors graduate in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston. He is the only candidate in the run-off with direct patrol, management and budgetary experience.

Alan currently serves as a Major and Commander of the Special Operations Bureau for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office managing criminal warrants, fugitive warrants, the child predator apprehension team, sex offender tracking team and the. Tactical Medical Team (Tac Medics), an elite team of Emergency Room Physicians and Paramedics who all have police and S.W.A.T. training.

Under Alan’s leadership the Harris County developed and instituted the Child Predator Apprehension Team, and  warrant apprehension rates have increased 161% and capture rates for the increased by impressive numbers.  Currently, the Child Predator Apprehension Team (CPAT) maintains an 84% capture rate.

As Commander of the Sex Offender Registration Tracking Team (SORT), Alan and his subordinates ensure that registered sex offenders are where they are supposed to be while conducting field interviews and surveying the entire home and work place during visits.

Alan began his law enforcement as a deputy sheriff.  Working in the jail operations, he became well acquainted with policy issues and detention process, as well as the penal side of the job. Later, transferring to Harris County Law Enforcement, his experience and knowledge of the law expanded.  Rather than allowing his work in the county to harden him, instead it helped Alan gain insight, and compassion into the depth and tragedy of the issues facing the incarcerated including mental illness and other problems.

“My experience at the jail gave me a better understanding of how law enforcement can make a difference in the lives of those at a critical crossroads. In addition to seeing people who needed detention, I saw people who needed help not just punishment.”

Transferring to the Patrol Division, Alan learned to solve crimes by listening to what people said… and what they didn’t say, “We were able talk with members of the community, witness what was happening, then go in and make the arrest.” Working in narcotics, Alan was assigned to work on an Undercover Narcotics Street Task Force, purchasing narcotics on the street in an effort to track down the major traffickers supplying the street dealers.

Alan Rosen resides in the Constable Precinct One with his wife of 20 years and their three children. He is deeply committed to keeping families safe, addressing environmental issues and improving the quality of life for all residents of Harris County Constable District Precinct One.

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: This comment was provided by Alan Rosen for Your Thought Matters Newspaper readers heading into his 2012 Democratic Primary runoff race for Harris County Constable for Precinct 1.