Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth is Endorsed by a "SELECT" NON-PARTISAN GROUP OF HBC Magazine© Readers, The Houston Chronicle Editorial Board, Many Others Democratic and Conservative Leaders in the Saturday, December 9, 2017 Runoff for HCCS Trustee for District IX

Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth is the only candidate asking for our vote, prayers, and support in the Saturday, December 9, 2017 General Runoff Election for HCCS Trustee for District IX. In case you don’t already know, Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth is endorsed by HBC Magazine© Readers, The Houston Chronicle, The Houston GLBT Political Caucus, Houston Business-Education Coalition, Harris County Young Democrats, Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation (AFL-CIO), Harris County Tejano Democrats, Community Voices for Public Education, Houston Stonewall Democrats, Baptist Ministers Association of Houston and Vicinity, The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, State Senator Borris L. Miles, Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa, Harris County Democratic Party Chair Lillie Schechter, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congressman Al Green, Houston City Council Member Ronald Green, Houston City Council Member Amanda Edwards, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, and Community Activist Art Pronin, just to name a few. Houston Business Connections Magazine is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. Call (832)212-8735 or (281)788-3033 for more information. All Rights Reserved!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ben Hall, Victoria Lane, Matthew "Matt" Murphy, Carroll G. Robinson Are 2015 Candidates in the Houston Mayoral Election



A few of the people featured in this “People Who Value Us -- Part Two” edition of Houston Business Connections Newspaper are: Ben Hall, Congressman Al Green, Victoria Lane, Mayor Annise Parker, Matthew “Matt” Murphy, Pastor Joel Osteen, Pastor Edwin “Ed” Young, Pastor Rudy Rasmus, Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, Pastor Terrance H. Johnson, Pastor Steve Riggle, Pastor Joel Osteen, Bishop K.J. Brown, Reverend Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, Reverend Dr. Joe Samuel Ratliff, Controller Ronald Green, Councilwoman Brenda Stardig, Counciman Jerry Davis, Councilwoman Ellen Cohen, Councilman Dwight Boykins, Councilman Dave Martin, Councilman Richard Nguyen, Councilman Oliver Pennington, Councilman Ed Gonzalez, Councilman C.O. Bradford, Councilman David Robinson, Councilman Stephen Costello, Councilman Jack Christie, Councilman Mike Laster, Councilman Larry Green, HISD Trustee, Paula M. Harris, HISD Trustee Michael L. Lunceford, HISD Trustee Anna Eastman, HISD Trustee Harvin C. Moore, HISD Trustee Wanda Adams, HISD Trustee Greg Meyers, HISD Trustee Juliet K. Stipeche, HISD Trustee Manuel Rodriguez, Jr., HISD Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones, HISD Board Superintendent of Schools Terry B. Grier, Ed.D and many others. Election Day for the 2015 City of Houston General Election and the HISD Board Trustee Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Early voting will be taking place from Monday, October 19, 2015 through Friday, October 30, 2015. The deadline to file for a place on the ballot to run for Mayor of Houston, City of Houston Controller, and Houston City Council is Monday, August 24, 2015.




Tenesha Zetar is asking for your business. Do you need to get your taxes filed? Do you need a fast, friendly, and experienced tax professional? Well look no further than Tenesha Zetar. She can be found inside the Fiesta on Airline & West Road). Call (832)229-8499 if you speak English. Call (210)264-8749 if you speak Spanish. The Wednesday, April 15, 2015 income tax filing deadline is quickly approaching. So go see Tenesha Zetar today!



About Us Colbert/Ball Tax Service

Colbert/Ball Tax service was founded in Houston, TX, by first cousins Al Colbert and Yrejali (Ja Ja) Ball. The duo came up with the idea of starting their own tax preparation business during their senior year at Texas Southern University. Due to a fluctuating job market, the two business majors decided to brand what would later become one of the largest tax companies in the U.S. Colbert/Ball opened their door to their first location on January 2, 1995 in the Third-Ward area of Houston, TX. They processed over 270 returns that year, allowing them to upgrade to a professional corporate office centrally located near the Astrodome.

By 2000, Colbert/Ball expanded to four office locations and processed over 4,000 returns. After painstaking hard work followed success, Al Colbert and Ja Ja Ball started a franchise program. The program was designed to create opportunities for other entrepreneurs to own and operate their own Colbert/Ball Tax business.

In December, 2002, Colbert/Ball Tax Service was recognized by the distinguished Black Enterprise Magazine for having one of the best franchise opportunities, followed by Ebony Magazine in their February, 2003 edition, featuring Entrepreneurs 30 and under. In 2004, Black Enterprise Franchise 500 ranked Colbert/Ball Tax Service as the 59th fastest growing franchise system in the nation. By 2007, Colbert/Ball Tax Service reached their projected goal of 75,000. After, reaching their goal, they have taken a huge step toward becoming the fourth largest tax Preparation Company in the United States. Their focus for the next two years was to continue to expand through the Colbert/Ball Franchising opportunities program.

Currently Colbert/Ball Tax Service, with its corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas, has added over 350 locations in 28 states. Their success garnered CBTS the Pinnacle Award from the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce. CBTS is the fourth largest tax preparation company to franchise in America. This alone marks them as being among the elite of specialized financial services. The emblem symbolizing their success is visually located on top of their corporate location at, 2616 South Loop West, Houston, Texas, and exposed to thousands drivers daily. Colbert/Ball’s long-term goal is to compete and surpass the top three tax preparation companies in the United States. By 2015, Colbert/Ball Tax Service is expected to become a publicly traded company with several locations throughout the nation. We want to extend the opportunity of entrepreneurship amongst all.

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Houston Business Connections Newspaper is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. So to discuss your inclusion call (832)212-8735 and ask for Aubrey R. Taylor, the president and CEO of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications.


WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT


"Our mission is to assist people of faith with identifying "LEADERS" in Education, Corporate America, Business, Elected Public Offices, and Ministry who value our lives, support, patronage, and vote. I believe we can make America even better by accomplishing this stated mission together. And I furthermore believe we can all win by finding creative ways to support one another as we work together to pursue our personal and professional endeavors in 2015 and beyond." -- AUBREY R. TAYLOR

Monday, February 23, 2015

Go See Tenesha Zetar with Colbert Ball Tax Service at 11006 Airline in Houston, Texas to Get Your Taxes filed Right in 2015



Tenesha Zetar is asking for your business. Do you need to get your taxes filed? Do you need a fast, friendly, and experienced tax professional? Well look no further than Tenesha Zetar. She can be found inside the Fiesta on Airline & West Road). Call (832)229-8499 if you speak English. Call (210)264-8749 if you speak Spanish. The Wednesday, April 15, 2015 income tax filing deadline is quickly approaching. So go see Tenesha Zetar today!



About Us Colbert/Ball Tax Service

Colbert/Ball Tax service was founded in Houston, TX, by first cousins Al Colbert and Yrejali (Ja Ja) Ball. The duo came up with the idea of starting their own tax preparation business during their senior year at Texas Southern University. Due to a fluctuating job market, the two business majors decided to brand what would later become one of the largest tax companies in the U.S. Colbert/Ball opened their door to their first location on January 2, 1995 in the Third-Ward area of Houston, TX. They processed over 270 returns that year, allowing them to upgrade to a professional corporate office centrally located near the Astrodome.

By 2000, Colbert/Ball expanded to four office locations and processed over 4,000 returns. After painstaking hard work followed success, Al Colbert and Ja Ja Ball started a franchise program. The program was designed to create opportunities for other entrepreneurs to own and operate their own Colbert/Ball Tax business.

In December, 2002, Colbert/Ball Tax Service was recognized by the distinguished Black Enterprise Magazine for having one of the best franchise opportunities, followed by Ebony Magazine in their February, 2003 edition, featuring Entrepreneurs 30 and under. In 2004, Black Enterprise Franchise 500 ranked Colbert/Ball Tax Service as the 59th fastest growing franchise system in the nation. By 2007, Colbert/Ball Tax Service reached their projected goal of 75,000. After, reaching their goal, they have taken a huge step toward becoming the fourth largest tax Preparation Company in the United States. Their focus for the next two years was to continue to expand through the Colbert/Ball Franchising opportunities program.

Currently Colbert/Ball Tax Service, with its corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas, has added over 350 locations in 28 states. Their success garnered CBTS the Pinnacle Award from the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce. CBTS is the fourth largest tax preparation company to franchise in America. This alone marks them as being among the elite of specialized financial services. The emblem symbolizing their success is visually located on top of their corporate location at, 2616 South Loop West, Houston, Texas, and exposed to thousands drivers daily. Colbert/Ball’s long-term goal is to compete and surpass the top three tax preparation companies in the United States. By 2015, Colbert/Ball Tax Service is expected to become a publicly traded company with several locations throughout the nation. We want to extend the opportunity of entrepreneurship amongst all.

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Houston Business Connections Newspaper is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. So to discuss your inclusion call (832)212-8735 and ask for Aubrey R. Taylor, the president and CEO of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications.


WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT


"Our mission is to assist people of faith with identifying "LEADERS" in Education, Corporate America, Business, Elected Public Offices, and Ministry who value our lives, support, patronage, and vote. I believe we can make America even better by accomplishing this stated mission together. And I furthermore believe we can all win by finding creative ways to support one another as we work together to pursue our personal and professional endeavors in 2015 and beyond." -- AUBREY R. TAYLOR

Monday, February 16, 2015

Victoria Lane Says "NO" on the Subject of Should Men and Women Be Able to Use the Same Public Restrooms in Houston



The views expressed on this page are those of the person expressing them only. None of the individuals pictured on this page are connected to any other person or view featured by anyone else on this page in any way, shape, or form unless otherwise noted. 






Aubrey R. Taylor
Publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine

I recently had a phone conversation with Victoria Lane a 2015 candidate running for mayor of Houston in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election. I’m not going to share the complete conversation in this particular article. However, with her permission I will share her thoughts on whether men and women should be allowed to use the same public restrooms in Houston, Texas. I’m sharing this portion of our interview, because many of the readers of Houston Business Connections Magazine are concerned about the “HERO” Ordinance passed by a 11 to 6 margin by Mayor Annise Parker (Houston’s openly-gay) mayor and several other Houston City Council Members back on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

ABOUT VICTORIA A. LANE

Victoria a. Lane was born in Cebu City, Philippines. Victoria immigrated to the United States when she was 16 years old. She studied nursing and business administration at the Southwestern Adventists College in Texas. After college she served as a senior marketing executive for a Home Health Care Agency. Shortly thereafter, she founded VL Investments which offers tax consultancy accounting, and financial planning services. Lane has been in business for more than 40 years; and is an active volunteer with her church and the community at large. She is a past treasure for the Houston Area Community Service organization. Lane has a passion for public service that can be traced back to her political pedigree. She has an uncle and a cousin who were elected as Mayors of big cities in southern Philippines.

Victoria A. Lane plans to bring “Good Governance” and “Moral Leadership” to Houston’s City Hall if elected on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. She also plans to Reduce Houston’s Debt; Make Houston the Tourism Capital of the South; Modernize and repair streets; Improve the Education System; Employ local contractors for City government projects; make Houston more environmentally friendly; and Equip all HPD Officers with body cameras.


Here's how the current Houston City Council Members and Mayor Annise Parker Voted on the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May, 28, 2014:
BRENDA STARDIG voted AGAINST the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member Brenda Stardig currently represents DISTRICT A on Houston's City Council. She will be up for re-election on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

JERRY DAVIS voted FOR the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member Jerry Davis currently represents DISTRICT B on Houston's City Council. He will be up for re-election on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


ELLEN COHEN voted FOR the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member Ellen Cohen currently represents DISTRICT C on Houston's City Council. She will be up for re-election on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


DWIGHT BOYKINS voted AGAINST the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member Dwight Boykins currently represents DISTRICT D on Houston's City Council. He will be up for re-election on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


DAVE MARTIN voted AGAINST the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member Dave Martin currently represents DISTRICT E on Houston's City Council. He will be up for re-election on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


RICHARD NGUYEN voted FOR the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member Richard Nguyen currently represents DISTRICT F on Houston's City Council. He will be up for re-election on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


OLIVER PENNINGTON voted AGAINST the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member Oliver Pennington currently represents DISTRICT G on Houston's City Council. He will be running for Mayor of Houston on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


ED GONZALEZ voted FOR the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member Ed Gonzalez currently represents DISTRICT H on Houston's City Council. He is term-limited and cannot run for re-election on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


ROBERT GALLEGOS voted FOR the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member Robert Gallegos currently represents DISTRICT I on Houston's City Council. He will be up for re-election on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


MIKE LASTER voted FOR the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member Mike Laster currently represents DISTRICT J on Houston's City Council. He will be up for re-election on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


LARRY GREEN voted FOR the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member Larry Green currently represents DISTRICT K on Houston's City Council. He will be up for re-election on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


STEPHEN COSTELLO voted FOR the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member Stephen Costello currently represents At-Large Position 1 on Houston's City Council. He is term-limited and cannot run for re-election on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


DAVID ROBINSON voted FOR the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member David Robinson currently represents At-Large Position 2 on Houston's City Council. He will be up for re-election on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


MICHAEL KUBOSH voted AGAINST the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member David Robinson currently represents At-Large Position 3 on Houston's City Council. He will be up for re-election on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


C.O. "BRAD" BRADFORD voted FOR the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member C.O. "Brad" Bradford currently represents At-Large Position 4 on Houston's City Council. He is term-limited and cannot run for re-election on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


JACK CHRISTIE voted AGAINST the "Equal Rights Ordinance" back on May 28, 2014. Council Member David Robinson currently represents At-Large Position 5 on Houston's City Council. He will be up for re-election on Tuesday, November 3, in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


Favorable Jury Verdict Should Result in Victory for Voters and Religious Liberty!

By Jared Woodfill
2015 Candidate for Republican Party of Texas Chairman

Great news...the jury returned a verdict that should allow the people to vote on Mayor Parker's Unequal Rights Ordinance. Over the past eight months, a coalition of pastors and community leaders have worked together to repeal Mayor Annise Parker's pro-LGBT so-called "Equal Rights Ordinance." A lawsuit was filed (Woodfill v Parker) after Parker and her legal team invalidated the petitions of approximately 55,000 Houstonians who sought a referendum vote on Parker's Unequal Rights Ordinance.

"The Mayor's lawyers went to extraordinary lengths to discredit, demean, denigrate and disqualify as many petitions and signatures as possible. Thankfully, in spite of an incredible amount of detail presented and even oft repeated by the city's attack team, our God has again raised His standard of justice," stated Dr. F.N. Williams, lead plaintiff for the pastors of the No UNequal Rights Coalition and Senior Pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church as well as President of Houston Ministers Against Crime.

During the two week trial, the Mayor and her legal team of fifteen lawyers attempted to use the power of government to intimidate and threaten those who opposed her LGBT agenda, including attacking pastors, citizens, and even my family.

"We are thankful that the God of justice stood with this David again against the Goliath of the machinery of city government in the hands of those like Annise Parker intent on serving her personal agenda even at the cost of voting rights of the people," added Pastor Hernan Castano, an influential Hispanic pastor and network leader as well as one of the "Houston Five" subpoenaed by the Mayor.

Judge Robert Schaffer will now apply the ruling to the almost 55,000 individuals who signed the petition. I am confident he will conclude we had the requisite 17,269 signatures necessary for the people to vote on this issue.

I want to thank all of you who have been praying over this case. I also want to thank the Houston Area Pastor Council and the thousands of grassroots activists across the country who stood with us as we fought for religious liberty and voting rights!

Jared Woodfill
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By Aubrey R. Taylor
Publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine


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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"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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"Victoria Lane is a 2015 Candidate for City of Houston Mayor. Lane is asking for our prayers, vote, and support in her bid to become only the third female mayor for the City of Houston."




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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."


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Houston Business Connections Newspaper is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. So to discuss your inclusion call (832)212-8735 and ask for Aubrey R. Taylor, the president and CEO of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications.

WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT

"Our mission is to assist people of faith with identifying "LEADERS" in Education, Corporate America, Business, Elected Public Offices, and Ministry who value our lives, support, patronage, and vote. I believe we can make America even better by accomplishing this stated mission together. And I furthermore believe we can all win by finding creative ways to support one another as we work together to pursue our personal and professional endeavors in 2015 and beyond." -- AUBREY R. TAYLOR