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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR JANUARY 19TH, 2018


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, April 23, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT: Congratulations to the FBISD Students who Qualified for the 2013 USA Methematical Olympiads

FBISD Students Qualify for 2013 USA Mathematical Olympiads

FORT BEND ISD - The American Mathematics Competitions and the Mathematical Association of America announced the names of 264 students from across the nation who qualified for the 2013 USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) and 231 students who qualified to take the 2013 USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO) exam. Among those students, 13 from FBISD have qualified for the exams.

FBISD USAMO qualifiers include:

     - Mitchell Hwang, Dulles High School
     - Steven Jiang, Clements High School
     - Bobby Shen, Dulles High School
     - Girishvar Venkat, Clements High School
     - Lawrence Wu, Austin High School

FBISD USAJMO qualifiers are: 

     - Eric Li, Fort Settlement Middle School
     - Hans Li, Clements High School
     - Wilbur Li, Clements High School
     - Angie Rao, Clements High School
     - Zachary Tu, Clements High School
     - Shomik Verma, Clements High School
     - Byron Xu, Fort Settlement Middle School
     - Alexander Yang, Clements High School

Each year, the USAMO is administered to approximately 270 students, mostly in grades 10-12, who qualify through American Mathematics Competition 12 and the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). The USAJMO is administered to approximately 230 students in grades 10 and under who qualify through American Mathematics Competition 10 and the AIME exams. More information about the USAMO and USAJMO qualifying procedures, and a complete list of qualifiers can be found on the AMC website at www.amc.maa.org/.


EARLY VOTING STARTS ON MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013

“Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Your Thought Matters Newspaper would like to take this moment to thank Congressman Kevin Brady, Mayor Allen Owen, Mayor Annise Parker, FBISD Trustee Jim Rice, Candidate Cynthia Lenton-Gary, Councilman Bobby Marshall, Councilman Danny Nguyen, Businesswoman Georgia Provost, Businessman Rodney Griffin, Businesswoman Stephanie Boutte-Phillips, Founder of Blue Cure Gabe Canales, Controller Ronald C. Green, Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Gonzalez, Councilman Andrew C. Burks, Jr., Councilwoman Ellen Cohen, Councilwoman Wanda Adams, Councilman Mike Laster, Councilman Larry V. Green, Businessman Jimmy Coleman, Congressman Al Green, and Constable May Walker. All of these individuals contributed in one way or another to the success of this issue of Your Thought Matters Newspaper. Click this link to read Your Thought MattersNewspaper. And call (832)212-8735 if you have something to share! And let’s continue to work together to put people over politics.” – Aubrey R. Taylor, Publisher

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS ISSUE OF YOUR THOUGHT MATTERS NEWSPAPER

Please Help Us Spread The Word

If you live in Fort Bend County or know someone who lives in Missouri City (Texas) or Fort Bend County please do us a favor and tell them about this very important General Election about to go down in their county/city on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

We're currently focusing our efforts on highlighting the 2013 General Election in Missouri City, Texas. This is a very important election as Mayor Allen Owen and the entire sitting Missouri City Council are presenting over (15) fifteen propositions for voter approval. There are also, two Missouri City Council seats being contested in this election. In District A Incumbent Bobby Marshall is being challenged by Rodney Griffin and Yolanda Ford. In District B Incumbent Don Smith is being challenged by Henderson James Hunter, Jr for his seat at the Missouri City Council table. Please remind everyone you know about the importance of this election taking place on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Missouri City Texas. If you have any questions, or would like to be included on our blog or in our new newspaper call: (832)212-8735.You can call me directly at: (832)894-1352.

Important Dates for the Saturday, May 11, 2013 General Election to be held in Fort Bend County/Missouri City Texas:

Ballots by Mail May Be Requested
-- Tuesday, March 12 - May 3, 2013

Last Day to Register to Vote
-- Thursday, April 11, 2013

Early Voting Period
-- Mon., April 29 - Tues.,, May 7, 2013

The 2013 General Election Day
-- Saturday, May 11, 2013

Don't Forget To Help Us Spread The Word About The Upcoming Election!


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS SPECIAL EDITION FEATURING COUNCILMAN MARSHALL

Mayor Allen Owen, Danny Nguyen, Jim Rice, Cynthia Lenton Gary, Bobby Marshall, and Rodney Griffin Are All Urging Fort Bend County Registered Voters to Vote Early 

By Aubrey R. Taylor 
President of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications
The Publisher of Your Thought Matters Newspaper

Recently Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Your Thought Matters Newspaper was asked by Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen, Missouri City Council Member Danny Nguyen, FBISD Trustee Jim Rice, Former FBISD Trustee Cynthia Lenton-Gary, Missouri City Council Member Bobby Marshall, and 2013 Candidate for Missouri City Council Rodney L. Griffin to inform you that they’re asking for your support and vote in the upcoming Saturday, May 11, 2013 General Election to be held in Fort Bend County. With the exception of Mayor Allen Owen, and Councilman Danny Nguyen, all these individuals will be on the ballot this year.

PLEASE CONSIDER THESE REQUESTS

These individuals are not connected or associated with one another unless otherwise noted. However, each have supported our effort to inform, inspire, encourage, and uplift people throughout the region in one way or another. Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen is urging you to vote in 2013 General Election for all 15 Charter Propositions on the ballot. Click here to view the 15 Propositions Mayor Allen Owen wants you to vote for in the 2013 General Election.  Missouri City At-Large Position 2 Council Member Danny Nguyen is urging all Missouri City voters to exercise their privilege to vote. Click here to view his message. FBISD Trustee, Jim Rice, is asking Fort Bend County voters to vote for him in the upcoming election. Click here for more information on Jim Rice. Former FBISD Trustee, Cynthia Lenton Gary is asking for Fort Bend County voters to help her unseat Dave Rosenthal (the current FBISD Trustee for Position 7) in the upcoming election. Click here for more information Cynthia Lenton Gary. Missouri City Council Member Bobby Marshall is asking for all Missouri City Council District A voters to vote to re-elect him in the upcoming election. Click here for more information on Councilman Bobby Marshall. And finally, Rodney L. Griffin, the candidate who came within 33 votes of unseating Councilman Bobby Marshall in the 2011 General Election in Missouri City, is asking all Missouri City District A voters to help him unseat Bobby Marshall in the 2013 General Election. Click here for more information on Rodney L. Griffin.

VOTE EARLY IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION

Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Your Thought Matters Newspaper is urging all Fort Bend County voters to vote early at one of the locations listed below:

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday -- April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- CLOSED
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday -- May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday -- April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday -- May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday -- May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday -- May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- CLOSED
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday -- May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday - May 5, 2013 - CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday -- May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday -- May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday -- May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- CLOSED
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday -- May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precint (s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- CLOSED
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday -- May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday - May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday - May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 --8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday -- May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- CLOSED
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday -- May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- CLOSED
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday - May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday -- May 6 - 7, 2013 - 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 --10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 
Saturday -- May 4, 2013 -- CLOSED
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday - May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Precinct(s): All

Monday - Friday - April 29 - May 3, 2013 -- 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - May 4, 2013 -- CLOSED
Sunday - May 5, 2013 -- CLOSED
Monday - Tuesday - May 6 - 7, 2013 -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM




DON'T FORGET TO REMIND EVERYONE YOU KNOW IN FORT BEND COUNTY TO VOTE IN THE SATURDAY, MAY 11TH GENERAL ELECTION



MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS: Watch Out for the Missouri City Council District A Race involving Bobby Marshall, Rodney Griffin and Yolanda Ford on Saturday, May 11, 2013

By Aubrey R. Taylor
President, Aubrey R. Taylor Communications
The Publisher of Your Thought Matters Newspaper

Back in the 2011 General Election face off in Missouri City for the District A City Council seat Rodney Griffin came within 33 votes of unseating the incumbent Bobby Marshall. However, a dismal 6.52% voter turnout in the (6) six precinct district largely made up of African-American voters proved a little too much for Griffin to overcome in his quest to unseat the incumbent. But Rodney L. Griffin is back on the ballot again in the 2013 General Election to be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013. However, he's not facing the incumbent alone this time around. Yolanda Ford, a local architectural designer and urban planner is also in the race seeking to unseat Councilman Bobby Marshall.


-- CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TRUSTEE JIM RICE





Missouri City At Large Position II Council Member Danny Nguyen (far left) is the Economic Development Committee Chair. Council Member Nguyen at an Economic Development effort with Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert (second photo). Council Member Nguyen at the appreciation of safety event with Constable Ruben Davis.


-- CLICK HERE IF YOU CAN VOTE IN THE MISSOURI CITY 2013 ELECTION









-- CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF LEADERS BACKING BOBBY MARSHALL


-- CHECK OUT THE STATE OF MISSOURI CITY -- BY RODNEY L. GRIFFIN

Businessman Rodney Griffin continues to campaign tirelessly for the revitalization of Texas Parkway. He has served the Missouri City community as the Presiding Election Judge for many terms. Presently he serve Precinct 2059 as the Democratic Chair and on the State Democratic Executive Committee in Austin. According to Griffin he was the first State (Texas) party official to endorse then candidate Obama for president (Feb, 22, 2007). During the de centennial census, he made sure that every person in the Missouri City community was counted.