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.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Senator Rodney Ellis, Commissioner Gene Locke, Georgia Provost and Vernell Jessie are Seeking to Replace Commissioner El Franco Lee



HARRIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT 1

In the race for County Commissioner, Precinct 1 – El Franco Lee (deceased) will have his name replaced on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 ballot. (CLICK HERE) for more information. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. Currently Gene Locke is serving as the place-holder until Harris County Democratic Party leaders select a replacement.


The Process for Placing a Candidate on the Ballot for Precinct 1

Due to the loss of Commissioner El Franco Lee, The Harris County Democratic Party must move forward with choosing a replacement candidate for this November’s ballot for Harris County Commissioner, Precinct 1.

There will be two meetings held at CWA Local 6222- 1730 Jefferson St, Houston, TX 77002. Both meetings will be open to the public.

On Saturday, May 22 from 3pm-5pm - a Public Forum to meet the individuals interested in consideration for the Commissioner Precinct 1 position was held. 

UPCOMING MEETING

On Saturday, June 25 from 10 am-Noon - Commissioner Precinct 1 Precinct Chair meeting to select a new ballot candidate will be held. (All are welcome, but only Precinct Chairs who reside within Commissioners Precinct One and whose most recent term of office as Precinct Chairs commences June 13, 2016, are permitted (by the Texas Election Code) to vote.

NOTE: If the Precinct Chairs in Commissioner Precinct 1 elect to place a current office holder or candidate on the November ballot for Precinct 1, then it may trigger further meetings to replace that person in their original ballot position.

POTENTIAL CANDIDATES

Nominations will be accepted from and voted on by the Precinct Chairs in Precinct 1 in attendance at the June 25 meeting. The replacement candidate does not have to 'register' or otherwise announce a candidacy. However, interested parties are encouraged to contact the Party to complete an unofficial ballot. The unofficial ballot helps HCDP keep track of all interested candidates and brings some organization to the process. The candidates listed below have either given written notice of or expressed interest in this vacancy. Other individuals may be interested in running. Here are the potential candidates: 

Senator Rodney Ellis--confirmed
Commissioner Gene Locke--confirmed
Nathaniel West, Sr.--confirmed
Georgia Provost--confirmed
Reverend DeWayne Lark--confirmed
Rickey Tezino--confirmed
Vernell Jessie--confirmed
Councilman Dwight Boykins--unconfirmed
Councilman Larry Green--unconfirmed
Councilman Jerry Davis--unconfirmed


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JUDGE LOYD WRIGHT - CONSERVATIVE


JUDGE KYLE CARTER - DEMCORAT


MATT MURPHY - CONSERVATIVE


JUDGE CLYDE LEUCHTAG - CONSERVATIVE


JUDGE HILARY GREEN - DEMOCRAT


BRUCE BAIN - CONSERVATIVE


KENDALL BAKER - CONSERVATIVE


JUDGE JOHN SCHMUDE - CONSERVATIVE


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AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "Every vote will matter on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in Harris County. So, I am encouraging all registered voters to vote early from Monday, October 24, 2016 through Friday, November 4, 2016."

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