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.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT: Fort Bend ISD salutes its 2013 Valedictorians and Salutatorians -- Congratulations from Your Thought Matters Newspaper and our "2013 Leadership Series" Supporters


Fort Bend ISD salutes its 2013 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

FORT BEND ISD - Fort Bend ISD is proud to announce the names of the 22 high school students who earned the distinct honor of being named the 2013 FBISD valedictorians and salutatorians. These top scholars earned the two highest rankings among their graduating classes after years of hard work and commitment to their academic careers. We congratulate them on their accomplishments and wish them continued success along their school and career pathways.

The FBISD 2013 valedictorians and salutatorians are:

Austin High School
Valedictorian: Oscar Dao (left) and Salutatorian: Yash Tarkunde (right)



     Bush High School
Valedictorian: Kelly Medrano (left) and Salutatorian: Sheree Henry (right)



Clements High School
Valedictorian: Lilly Shen (left) and Salutatorian: Benjamin Tu (right)



Dulles High School
Valedictorian: Robert Shen (left) and Salutatorian: Michael Chen (right)




Elkins High School
Valedictorian: Samuel Konstanty (left) and Salutatorian: Milan Doshie (right)



Hightower High School
Valedictorian: Dhrumil Patel (left) and Salutatorian: Alwin Somasundaram (right)



Kempner High School
Valedictorian: Dainah Pham (left) and Salutatorian: Brittany Irizarry (right)



Marshall High School
Valedictorian: Nishat Momin (left) and Salutatorian: Christopher Stein (right)



Ridge Point High School
Valedictorian: Duff Dean (left) and Salutatorian: Alyson Miranda (right)



Travis High School
Valedictorian: Shreeya Patel (left) and Salutatorian: Swathi Ariyapadi (right)



Willowridge High School
Valedictorian: Dave Cachero (left) and Salutatorian: Bethany Easterling (right)