Harris County Democrats Worked Together to Secure Come-From-Behind Victory for Democrat Pretta VanDible Stallworth in Her Saturday, December 9, 2017 HCCS Trustee for District IX Runoff Election Showdown Against Republican Front-Runner Eugene Pack 

Key people on the cover of this edition Houston Business Connections Magazine© are Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth (HCCS Trustee-Elect for District IX), Sheila Jackson Lee (Congresswoman for the 18th Congressional District of Texas), Borris L. Miles (State Senator for District 13), Al Green (Congressman for the 9th Congressional District of Texas), Alma Allen (State Rep. for House District 131), Rodney Ellis (Harris County Commissioner Precinct #1), Senfronia Thompson (State Rep. for House District 141), Larry V. Green (Councilman for District K), and Gilberto Hinojosa (Texas Democratic Party Chair), and Lillie Schechter (Harris County Democratic Party Chair). Houston Business Connections Magazine© is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. Call (832)212-8735 or (281)788-3033 for more information. All Rights Reserved.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT: Fort Bend ISD Board unanimously approves Charles Dupre as the new Superintendent of Schools

Charle Dupre

Fort Bend ISD Board unanimously approves Charles Dupre as the new Superintendent of Schools

FORT BEND ISD - The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Charles Dupre as Superintendent of Schools for the state’s seventh largest school district. Dupre will officially assume the duties of Fort Bend ISD Superintendent on April 29.

“On behalf of the entire Board of Trustees, I want to thank everyone in our community for their patience while we conducted our thorough search. We are delighted that Charles is returning to our school district and strongly believe we have made the right choice in asking him to serve as our next superintendent,” said Jim Rice, Fort Bend ISD Board President.

With a passion for serving children and young adults, Dupre has invested many hours in shaping the future of others through his role as mentor, Sunday school teacher, camp counselor, and friend. Serving as superintendent of Pflugerville ISD since 2006, Dupre's commitment to developing capable young people has been supported by his background in financial management.

Under Dupre's leadership, Pflugerville ISD increased graduation rates and improved educational outcomes for all students, creating a cultural shift that emphasizes a positive learning environment that is student focused and results oriented, and one in which collaboration among staff, parents, and community is expected.

Dupre was named Region 13 Superintendent of the Year in 2012, and was recognized by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) as one of the top five finalists for Texas Superintendent of the Year. The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce in 2012 named Dupre Superintendent of the Year in recognition of his efforts to improve college and career readiness rates through the strategic allocation of resources and innovative instructional programming.

In June 2008, The University Council for Education Administration, housed at The University of Texas at Austin, awarded Dupre the Excellence in Education Leadership Award for his dedication to improving the training and development of school leaders.

Dupre joined Pflugerville ISD as Deputy Superintendent in 2006 from Fort Bend ISD, where he served as Associate Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer. During his 11-year tenure in Fort Bend ISD, Dupre was responsible for an annual budget that exceeded $500 million as student enrollment grew around 40,000 to more than 60,000. During that same period the district opened more than a dozen new school buildings. Prior to his service in Fort Bend ISD, Dupre worked in the public accounting and energy industries.

Born in Casablanca, Morocco, Dupre was raised near Springfield, Missouri. He received his BBA with a major in Accounting from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, and Master's Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Houston. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in educational leadership at Lamar University in Beaumont. Dupre is a Certified Public Accountant.

Dupre and his wife, Seeju, are the parents of two sons and a grandson.


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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



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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.


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-- 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.