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, January 8, 2015

MESSAGE: "Don't Fall for It", Published on Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications



"It doesn’t matter what you’ve been called to do. You must know going in that you’re going to have some people for you, and some people against you. So keep your spiritual eyes and ears open for warning signs and confirmations. God sees all, and He knows all. And nothing that has happened, or is going to happen, has, or ever will, come as a surprise to God. So never forget that the wisdom of God living on the inside of you can warn you of impending danger. He can also reveal the devices and plans of your adversaries. He can also give you the directives you need before any harm can befall you. But you have to trust God, and listen to His subtle whispers in your ear, saying: "go here", "don't go that way today", "don't trust them", and "let this person or that person go". 

We need God’s help to gain victory over the plots, plans, schemes, and devices those against us may try to use to entice, trap, or draw us off course. I had to learn this very important lesson the hard way; but you don’t have to.

Don’t get me wrong, we have the victory already; but we must still go claim it. So stay focused. Remember how God warned Noah about the coming flood? Well, He can do the same thing for us today. Check this out: “By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things no yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.” I found this in the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, in the book of Hebrews 11:7. So, if Noah did it, so can we. So trust God, and listen for His next directive.” – AUBREY R. TAYLOR



My Heavenly Father sees all, and He knows all. All the wisdom I will ever need, lives on the inside of me right now as a born again Believer. I will trust God and His divine wisdom today, and forevermore. I am His Child, and I hear His voice. I will follow His directives as He divinely orders the steps I should take. I will keep my spiritual eyes and ears open, and attentive, to His subtle whisper, as I yield my desire to His, as His plan for my life unfolds.

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By Aubrey R. Taylor
Publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine


Here are a few of the candidates whom I believe are eyeing the chance to succeed Mayor Annise Parker in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election: Attorney Ben Hall, Attorney Chris Bell, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, Attorney Eric Dick, City Council Member Oliver Pennington, City Council Member Stephen Costello, Former Kemah Mayor Bill King, and Attorney Sean Roberts

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015 for the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election. And I am looking forward to a record turnout, clean competitive races, and hopeful that we get a mayor who is committed to representing our entire city – not special interest groups.

FRIENDLY REMINDER

Don't forget to do all the research you can on the 2015 candidates running for City of Houston Mayor, City of Houston Controller, and Houston City Council in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

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Aubrey R. Taylor
Publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine
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"According to an ABCNews/Beliefnet Poll 83 percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians. So to this end, it makes perfect sense for us to get Christians engaged, empowered, informed, and excited about the process of choosing those who govern on the local, state, and federal levels in America. So don't forget about what Proverbs 29:2 teaches us: "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." -- AUBREY

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"The candidates below are asking for our prayers, vote, and support in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election. The individuals featured below are not connected to one another unless otherwise noted. To discuss your inclusion on this page, call (832)212-8735 and ask for Aubrey R. Taylor, president and CEO of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine."



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"Ben Hall is a 2015 Candidate for City of Houston Mayor. Hall is asking for our prayers, vote, and support in his bid to become only the second African American to serve as Houston's mayor."




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"Carroll G. Robinson is a 2015 Candidate for City of Houston Controller. Robinson is asking for our prayers, vote, and support in his bid to become only the second African American to serve as City of Houston Controller."



Don't forget to do all the research you can on the 2015 candidates running for City of Houston Mayor, City of Houston Controller, and Houston City Council in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.