Please don’t forget that the Early Voting Period for the Democratic and Republican Runoff Elections is Only Five Days; Election Day Voting Will Take Place on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Early voting for the Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Democratic Party Primary Runoffs, and Republican Party Primary Runoffs will take place from Monday, May 14, 2018, through Friday, May 18, 2018. A few of the people featured in this edition of Houston Business Connections Newspaper are: Attorney William “Bill” McLeod, Attorney Carroll G. Robinson, Attorney Germaine Tanner, Attorney Beau Miller, Attorney Ronnisha Bowman, Attorney Scot “Dolli” Dollinger, Attorney Erica Hughes, Attorney Dedra Davis, Attorney Sandra J. Peake, Attorney Sedrick T. Walker II, Attorney Shannon Baldwin, and Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Candidate for Harris County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 7, Place 2 Sharon Burney. Mayor Allen Owen, the Mayor of Missouri City, Texas will be seeking the vote of every registered voter in “The Show Me City,” on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Texas Democratic Party Gubernatorial Runoff Candidate Andrew White and 2018 Texas Democratic Party Gubernatorial Runoff Candidate Lupe Valdez are also pictured on the cover of this edition of Houston Business Connections Newspaper. However, neither candidate is seeking your vote in the Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Democratic Party Primary Runoff Election for Governor of Texas at this time. Houston Business Connections Newspaper is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. Call (832)212-8735 for more information. All Rights Reserved.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A "2013 LEADERSHIP SERIES SALUTE" Goes out to the Board of Regents at Texas Southern University for approving a new $41.5 million dollar Housing Complex for our Future Leaders


Above: Substantial completion of this project should be July 1, 2014. Currently the university has 6 student housing complexes; Urban Academic Village, Lanier East, Lanier West, University Courtyard, Tierwester I and Tierwester II. There are 1300 students living in campus housing. 


Seven Story Complex In TSU’s Future

In continued efforts to improve Texas Southern University’s campus amenities, TSU’s Board of Regents recently approved and released plans for a $41.5 million, 215,000 square foot New Student Resident Housing Complex.

Houston based architectural firm Harrison Kornberg in collaboration with Lord, Aeck, Sargent were awarded the contract to design the seven-story building that will include social and study areas on all residential floors. Other amenities include: a dining hall, locker storage, a laundry on all residential floors, a convenience store, roof terrace and a gaming area. The rooms are double occupancy with a shared restroom.

Dr. John M. Rudley, TSU’s president, stated, “For the last two years the university has been working on a pilot project where freshman students are living on campus in a 24-hour, seven days a week environment, which includes participation in community, cultural and educational events. We’re seeing the difference this concept makes in our retention rates and student successes in class. On campus housing can result in an increase in our graduation rates and keep students focused on graduating on time. An additional 800 beds, will allow us to house nearly all of our incoming freshman students on campus.”

Currently the university has 6 student housing complexes; Urban Academic Village, Lanier East, Lanier West, University Courtyard, Tierwester I and Tierwester II. There are 1300 students living in campus housing.

TSU’s Board of Regents approved the new student housing at their regular meeting held Oct. 25th, 2012. The university utilized a new federal financing initiative for the project and received a 2.25% interest rate.