Harris County Democrats Worked Together to Secure Come-From-Behind Victory for Democrat Pretta VanDible Stallworth in Her Saturday, December 9, 2017 HCCS Trustee for District IX Runoff Election Showdown Against Republican Front-Runner Eugene Pack 

Key people on the cover of this edition Houston Business Connections Magazine© are Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth (HCCS Trustee-Elect for District IX), Sheila Jackson Lee (Congresswoman for the 18th Congressional District of Texas), Borris L. Miles (State Senator for District 13), Al Green (Congressman for the 9th Congressional District of Texas), Alma Allen (State Rep. for House District 131), Rodney Ellis (Harris County Commissioner Precinct #1), Senfronia Thompson (State Rep. for House District 141), Larry V. Green (Councilman for District K), and Gilberto Hinojosa (Texas Democratic Party Chair), and Lillie Schechter (Harris County Democratic Party Chair). 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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