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.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Harris County Sports & Convention Corp's Plan to Save The Reliant Astrodome Goes Before Harris County Commissioners on Tuesday, June 25th

The Houston Astrodome is located at 8400 Kirby Drive in Houston, Texas

The Reliant Astrodome Ain't Dead Yet

Aubrey R. Taylor
Your Thought Matters Newspaper

In 1965 the Harris County Domed Stadium (today known as the Reliant Astrodome) was nicknamed the "Eight Wonder of the World". But the structure once called "a wonder" by some, is being called "an eye-sore" and even an ugly old building whose days are number by others. But for me, I can remember visiting the massive structure known as the Houston Astrodome and marveling at its awesomeness and splendor as a child. I didn't go there much -- as we couldn't afford too. But I think that was why the times I was able to go were so special to me. There's a part of me that somehow just doesn't seem to want to let go; so I'm pulling for the dome to live on and I'm hoping you're doing the same.


The world's first multipurpose domed sports stadium has brought us both good times and bad; memories we would like to hold on to forever, and a few we would like to perhaps forget as it relates to sports.


According to recent reports, The Harris County Sports & Convention Corp plans to honor the dome's legacy through a $194 million project dubbed "The New Dome Experience". We'll keep you posted as the plan must now go before Harris County commissioners on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.