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.

Friday, May 15, 2015

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry Is Expected to Announce His 2016 Presidential Bid on June 4th


CAMPAIGN NEWS: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry Is Expected to Announce His 2016 Presidential Bid on Thursday, June 4, 2015



We recently ran across an invitation from former Texas Governor and Mrs. Perry. And according to the invite they’ve been discussing America’s future and how their family can play a role.

The invitation didn’t exactly say that former Gov. Rick Perry is going to be running for president. But you’d have to be from another planet to not know what this gathering is going to be about.



Join Governor & Mrs. Perry in Dallas, TX!
Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)
Dallas, TX




AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "Before Houstonians get all caught up on the 2016 Presidential Election, I'd encourage all Houstonians to spend a little time researching and getting to know some of the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral candidates."

Houston is a strong mayoral driven city. This means that our mayor, as the chief executive of our city has a whole lot of power. And some might argue, has a greater direct impact on our lives than our president does. So, let's act as if the latter is correct and focus a little more of our attention on the upcoming Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Mayoral Election. A few of the people seeking to replace Mayor Annise Parker (who is term-limited) are: Ben Hall, Adrian Garcia, Victoria Lane, Sylvester Turner, Bill King, Marty McVey, Stephen Costello, and Chris Bell. Early voting will start on Monday, October 19, 2015 and end on Friday, October 30, 2015. You are strongly encouraged to consider the candidates who value and respect us when you go to the polls.



AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "We must become more active participants in the process of choosing the people who govern over us on the local, state, and federal level."

FINAL NOTES: Our "CELEBRATING FREEDOM AND LIBERTY" edition of Houston Business Connections Magazine will be released on Friday, June 19, 2015. This edition will highlight "JUNETEENTH" and "THE FOURTH OF JULY" holidays.

WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR MORE PEOPLE TO FEATURE INSIDE THIS EDITION. A few of the key advertisers already signed up are: Attorney Ben Hall, Attorney Keryl L. Douglas, Attorney Farrah Martinez, Judge John Schmude, and Judge Loyd Wright.

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Call Aubrey R. Taylor Communications at (832)212-8735 if you would like to be included in the next edition of Houston Business Connections Newspaper.