A total of 16,110 Democrats have voted early in-person through the first four Days of Early Voting in Harris County, Texas According to Stan Stanart

According to Stan Stanart, the Harris County Clerk and Chief Election Official, 16,110 Democrats have gone to the polls to vote early through the first (4) four days of early voting. He also reports that 8,844 "MAIL-IN BALLOTS" have been returned thus far. So, a total of 24,954 early votes have been cast by Democrats to this point. Here are a few featured Democrats you should know: Andrew White, Randy Bates, Latosha Lewis Payne, Audrie Lawton, Linda M. Dunson, Adrian Garcia, Undrai F. Fizer, Lenard Polk, Terrance Shanks, Tahir Javed, Roslyn "Rozzy" Shorter, Raul Rodriguez, Kim Grant, Rabeea Collier, Angela Graves-Harrington, Scot "Dolli" Dollinger, Constance Jones, Margaret "Meg" Poissant, Toni Lewis, and Tracy D. Good. Sitting left to right: Harold Landreneau, and Joshua A. Butler are a few of the people featured on the Houston Business Connections Newspaper © Bulletin Board. Aubrey R. Taylor Communications is the publisher of this information. Call (832)212-8735 for more information. All Rights Reserved.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The World Youth Foundation, Personal Injury Lawyer Farrah Martinez, and Attorney Ben Hall are Featured on Page 11

By Aubrey R. Taylor
Publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper

Have You Heard?

The World Youth Foundation, Attorney Farrah Martinez, and Ben Hall are featured in the "Have You Heard?" section on (PAGE 11) of this edition of Houston Business Connections Newspaper. This edition is “PART 3” of our “People Who Value Us” series. The World Youth Foundation (WYF) offers a variety of youth programs in areas of entrepreneurship, advanced career skills, technology, financial literacy, arts enrichment, mentoring, tutoring, leadership training, as well as college prep, improved health, and much more! Attorney Farrah Matinez recently provided us with an informative article entitled, "It's All About DIY" to help keep us informed and empowered. And finally, Ben Hall, a 2015 candidate for mayor of Houston recently spent time talking with young people at the World Youth Foundation. Attorney Ben Hall is a candidate running for mayor of Houston in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election. Early voting for the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election will begin on Monday, October 19, 2015 and end on Friday, October 30, 2015. The page featuring these individuals is intended to inform our readers on a few recent happenings. Click here to check out the page featuring the World Youth Foundation, Attorney Farrah Martinez, and Ben Hall.

Attorney Ben Hall recently spent time speaking to students at the World Youth Foundation

As the skills gap continues to widen in today’s complex global economy, new approaches to out-of-school time learning & mentoring are needed now more than ever.

For 23 years, the World Youth Foundation (a Houston Texas non-profit organization) has delivered cost-free mentoring programs to communities across Greater Houston and surrounding areas.

Through the efforts of a dynamic volunteer team, business leaders, community advocates, and industry thought-leaders; the World Youth Foundation has designed & implemented the first of its kind Out-of School Time Youth Mentoring & Development Program focused on equipping young people with next-generation leadership and workforce skills.

Our unique mentoring program engages students from various schools across Houston and surrounding areas in intellectually stimulating hands-on project experiences that increase self-confidence, personal empowerment, self-efficacy, interpersonal development, and 21st Century workforce skills in areas of STEM, manufacturing, entrepreneurship, and other sectors.

We also focus on health & wellness by starting each mentoring sessions with exercises and workouts for the body, mind, and inner-self.


Our mission is to “Teach All Youth How to Win in Life against All Odds.”

We accomplish our mission by delivering free out-of-school time mentoring programs focused on increasing self-confidence and accelerating educational & professional skills for all youth belonging to groups that are under-represented in the field of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).

Youth between the ages of 6-24 work closely with a breadth of business, education, community, and industry leaders in highly engaging and intellectually stimulating hands-on projects that foster innovation, improve health & wellness, affirm college as an expectation, and promote careers across STEM industry sectors.

The World Youth Foundation students come from diverse communities, educational, and cultural backgrounds. We mentor students as young as 6 years of age through college graduation (25 years of age). This diverse body of students assemble together monthly to participate in hands-on leadership, mentoring, & professional development activities

We are the first-of-its kind mentoring organization providing youth with real world project experiences that promote self-confidence, while accelerating career development & leadership skills.


Today’s youth continue to face new and complex challenges.

Social influences such as America’s shifting economy, increased usage of drugs and alcohol, lack of strong social infrastructure, health and obesity issues, and increased single parent households are changing the landscape of family and community life across this nation.

Programs delivered by the World Youth Foundation (WYF) are needed now more than ever, and our success can only be realized through the support of our WYF parents, volunteers, corporate sponsors and partners.


WYF is a non-profit organization, celebrating 23 years of community involvement. Our focus is to create a positive "mentoring gateway" for diverse groups of youth, and delivering effective programs that positively impact their future.

WYF focuses on empowering our young leaders with knowledge in areas of better health, improved positive self-esteem, improved decision-making skills, and other important skills required for our youth to achieve significant success in their family, educational, personal, and community lives.


WYF offers a variety of youth programs in areas of entrepreneurship, advanced career skills, technology, financial literacy, arts enrichment, mentoring, tutoring, leadership training, as well as college prep, improved health, and much more!

Our programs reach a wide range of ages from Kindergarten to high school, all the way through college.


Call (713)523-8484 if you would like more information on the World Youth Foundation, Inc. located inside the Judson Robinson Community Center 2020 Hermann Drive Houston TX 77004.

Injury & Accident Lawyer: It's all about DIY

by Farrah Martinez, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyer

Do it Yourself? 

We live in the age of do it yourself (DIY). I am all for learning new things, cutting costs, and doing things for myself; however, there are some tasks that require a professional to achieve the best possible results. While I might watch a YouTube video to learn how to make a school craft project for my four year old or even learn to arch my own eyebrows, I would not watch a video or google to learn "how to repair my own roof" or "perform a root canal" in hopes that one day I might actually perform these tasks myself. 

In my mind, there are some tasks that are too important and there is too much at stake to go at it alone.

As a consumer, you must decide which tasks you are willing to learn to do and which task you determine require a professional. 

Should I Handle my own Personal Injury Claim?

Studies show that individuals involved in a car accident tend to recover more when they hire a lawyer than those claimants who did not hire a lawyer and handle the settlement alone. Insurance companies are for-profit companies and their goal is to make money and keep their stockholders happy. Most of us can appreciate that a company needs to make a profit or else they will go out of business. However, in the state of Texas, drivers are required to carry insurance. So the majority of drivers, just like you, purchase insurance with the expectation that if involved in an accident the insurance company will cover it. "Covered" is a broad term when you are dealing with accident or injury claims. Covered is often in the eyes of the beholder. 

Every month, quarterly or once a year, you pay your insurance with the promise that if something happens to you that your insurance company will pay your medical bills, that you will be paid for loss of wages, for you pain and suffering and for any other expense or loss you incur as a result of your injury. 

Is this a Level Playing Field?

The insurances companies are hoping you DIY since, studies confirm that the insurance companies win financially when you DIY. Take note, insurance companies do not go at it alone they have a team of lawyers that work on their behalf to get the best results for them--NOT you. 

If you have started your claim, it might not be too late to hire an attorney. At Farrah Martinez, Personal Injury and Accident Lawyer, we hold insurance companies accountable. Contact Farrah at (713) 853-9296 for a consultation and review of your claim.


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On Saturday, May 9, 2015 the City of Missouri City will hold a General Election. A few of the key names you should find on your ballot are: Don Smith, Bobby Marshall, Yolanda Ford, George Maroulis, Floyd Emery, and JaPaula Kemp. Early voting for the 2015 General Election for Missouri City, Texas will be taking place from Monday, April 27, 2015 through Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The deadline to have your name placed on the ballot in Missouri City, Texas has passed.


On Tuesday, November 3, 2015 the City of Houston will hold a General Election. A few of the key names you should find on your ballot are: Ben Hall, Carroll G. Robinson, Victoria Lane, Stephen Costello, David Robinson, Michael Kubosh, Jack Christie, Brenda Stardig, Jerry Davis, Ellen Cohen, Dwight Boykins, Dave Martin, Richard Nguyen, Oliver Pennington, Ed Gonzalez, Robert Gallegos, Mike Laster, Larry Green, Janet “Jan” Clark, Chris Bell, Roland Chavez, Laurie Robinson, Tynia Colbert, Bill King, Brent Trebor Gordon, Marty McVey, Amanda Edwards, Christopher “Chris” Oliver, Lane Lewis, Philippe Nassif, Abel Davila, Tom McCasland, Larry Blackmond, Sandie Mullins Moger, Gregory Travis, Atlas Kerr, Jenifer Rene Pool, Sylvester Turner, Bill Frazer, and Chris Brown. The deadline to have your name placed on the ballot for the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election is Monday, August 24, 2015.

If you are a candidate running for office in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election and need assistance with getting your name before potential voters you should contact us today. Houston Business Connections Newspaper is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. Call (832)212-8735 to discuss your inclusion.


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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