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.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

CONGRATS: 2015 Fort Bend ISD Campus Teachers of the Year from the District's 74 Campuses Have Been Selected



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Congratulations to Fort Bend ISD’s 2015 Campus Teachers of the Year!

FORT BEND ISD - Fort Bend ISD congratulates the 2015 Campus Teachers of the Year, who represent each of the District’s 74 campuses. These outstanding educators devote each day to inspiring and equipping our students with the knowledge and skills they need to pursue futures beyond what they can imagine. Selected by their peers, the Campus Teachers of the Year represent the best in their field, and we commend them on their commitment to students and to the field of education.

The 74 FBISD Campus Teachers of the Year (listed by campus) are:

Secondary Schools in Fort Bend ISD

Austin High School – Jennifer Chong

Baines Middle School – Stacy Vinson

Bowie Middle School – Ellen Wall

Bush High School - Garrett Oakley

Clements High School – Lubna Lorena

Crockett Middle School – Briquittá Lewis

Dulles High School – Marcie Finley

Dulles Middle School – Christina Elizabeth Strange

Elkins High School – Melissa Owen

Ferndell Henry Center for Learning – Melissia Smith

First Colony Middle School – Torrey Gragg

Fort Settlement Middle School – Kenneth Lee

Garcia Middle School – Elizabeth Bennett

Hightower High School – Jennifer Harper

Hodges Bend Middle School – Amber Grady

Kempner High School – Sofia Taitt

Lake Olympia Middle School – Nefertitti Washington

Marshall High School – Angela Garrett

McAuliffe Middle School – Patrick Watson

Missouri City Middle School – Dyonna Scott

M.R. Wood Center for Learning – Regina Shelton

Progressive High School – Rontreall Jedkins

Quail Valley Middle School – Nanette Vancampen

Ridge Point High School – Dr. Pampa Dutta

Sartartia Middle School – Deborah Hansen

Sugar Land Middle School – Joy Chandler

Technical Education Center – Shawndra Harmond

Travis High School – Erik Mandaville

Willowridge High School – Christal Owens

Elementary Schools in FBISD

Armstrong – Ashley Tabor

Austin Parkway – Sarah Erschabek

Barrington Place – Derrick Black

Blue Ridge – Magdalena Noriega-Pini

Brazos Bend – Lindsay Kulhanek

Briargate – Lun Yé Hygh

Burton – Michelle Moore

Colony Bend – Rosa Castille

Colony Meadows – Sara Smith

Commonwealth – Monica Sane

Cornerstone – Margaret Murphy

Drabek – Michelle Blanchard

Dulles – Katherine Hovde

Fleming – Christine Keller

Glover – Niela Harrison

Goodman – Monica Thompson

Heritage Rose – Diana Toledo

Highlands – Phyllis Ducote

Holley – Kenneth Mitchell

Hunters Glen – Theresa Grayson

Jones – Jody Ball

Jordan – Cherlisa Williams

Lakeview – Danica Richards

Lantern Lane – Carolyn Sabahi

Lexington Creek – LaQuita Sanders

Meadows – Donna Rosenfeld

Mission Bend – Melissa Alderfer

Mission Glen – James Lee

Mission West – Jennifer Callis

Oakland – Janet Lavong

Oyster Creek – Melanie Hines

Palmer – Connie Hall

Parks – Kelly Brown-Debose

Pecan Grove – Megan Perez

Quail Valley – Ruby Portugal

Ridgegate – Tonisha Johnson

Ridgemont – Lennox Jones

Scanlan Oaks – Lisa Walker

Schiff – Kimberly Harrington

Seguin – Dawn Harris

Settlers Way – Amanda Faulkner

Sienna Crossing – Lucy Le

Sugar Mill – Josie Barrios

Townewest – Lori Buhner

Walker Station – Janet Robb


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