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.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017 Early Voting Results for Pearland, Texas -- East, West, Shadow Creek


Early Voting results for Monday, April 24, 2017 in Pearland, Texas are as follows: Pearland East Branch Location: 248 early votes; Pearland West Branch Location: 92 early votes; Shadow Creek Branch Location: 120 early votes


TOM REID PEARLAND LIBRARY

Pearland East Branch Location: Tom Reid (Pearland) Library is located at 3522 Liberty Dr., Pearland, Texas. All registered Pearland, Texas voters can vote early at this location on Monday, April 24-28, 2017 from 8 AM – 5 PM) This poll will be open on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 7 AM – 7 PM) This poll will be open on Monday, May 1 -Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 7 AM – 7 PM.



PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING

Pearland West Branch Location: Public Safety Building is a “NEW” voting location for Pearland, Texas. The Pearland Public Safety Building is located at 2555 Cullen Blvd., Pearland, Texas. All registered Pearland, Texas voters can vote early at this location on Monday, April 24-28, 2017 from 8 AM – 5 PM) This poll will be open on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 7 AM – 7 PM) This poll will be open on Monday, May 1 -Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 7 AM – 7 PM.




PEARLAND WESTSIDE LIBRARY

Shadow Creek Branch Location: Pearland Westside Library is located at 2803 Business Center Dr. #101, Pearland, Texas. All registered Pearland, Texas voters can vote early at this location on Monday, April 24-28, 2017 from 8 AM – 5 PM) This poll will be open on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 7 AM – 7 PM) This poll will be open on Monday, May 1 -Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 7 AM – 7 PM.



The City of Pearland, Texas General Election Will Feature Mayor Tom Reid, Mayor Pro Tem Gary Moore and Businesswoman Sherry Stockwell; Pearland ISD General Election will feature Mike Floyd Running for Fort Bend ISD Position #2


We have four (4) featured races in Pearland, Texas on Saturday, May 6, 2017. (RACE ONE) The race for Mayor of Pearland, Texas features Quentin Wiltz, Tom Reid and Jimi Amos. Mayor Tom Reid is the candidate asking for the vote of “ALL” registered voters in the City of Pearland, Texas in this race. (RACE TWO) The race for Pearland City Councilmember, Position #3 features Gary Moore and J. Darnell Jones. Mayor Pro Tem/Councilmember Gary Moore is the candidate asking for the vote of “ALL” registered voters in the City of Pearland in this race. (RACE THREE) The race for Pearland City Councilmember, Position #7 features Bud Tollefsen, Sherry Stockwell, Woody Owens, G.C. Sonny Atkins, Dalia Kasseb and Terry Gray. Businesswoman Sherry Stockwell is the candidate asking for the vote of “ALL” registered voters in the City of Pearland in this race. (RACE FOUR) There will be a “SPECIAL ELECTION” in the City of Pearland, Texas in the race for Councilmember, Position #5 featuring J. David Little and Jude T. A. Smith. Houston Business Connections Magazine strongly encourages all registered voters in Pearland, Texas to cast your vote for the candidates who value and respect it on Election Day. The early voting period for this race is from Monday, April 24, 2017 to Tuesday, May 2, 2017.


KEY SUPPORTER: "Mayor Tom Reid is asking for the vote of every registered voter in the city of Pearland, Texas in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election." (CLICK HERE) for a better view of this advertisement. Mayor Tom Reid is running for re-election in the race for Mayor of Pearland.


KEY SUPPORTER: "Mayor Pro Tem/Councilmember Gary Moore is asking for the vote of every registered voter in the city of Pearland, Texas in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election." (CLICK HERE) for a better view of this advertisement. Gary Moore is running for re-election in the race for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #3.


KEY SUPPORTER: "Businesswoman Sherry Stockwell is asking for the vote of every registered voter in the city of Pearland, Texas in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election." (CLICK HERE) for a better view of this advertisement." Sherry Stockwell is running for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #7.

Pearland Independent School District General Election for Saturday, May 6, 2017

We have two (2) featured races in the Pearland Independent School District on Saturday, May 6, 2017. (RACE ONE) The race for Pearland Independent School District Trustee for Position #2 features Rusty DeBorde and Mike Floyd. (RACE TWO) The race for Pearland Independent School District for Position #3 “UNEXPIRED TERM” features Pam Boegler, Al Lloyd and Trevor Hale. Houston Business Connections Magazine strongly encourages you to vote early. The early voting period for this race is from Monday, April 24, 2017 to Tuesday, May 2, 2017.


KEY SUPPORTER: "Mike Floyd is asking for the vote of every registered Pearland ISD voter in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election." (CLICK HERE) for a better view of this advertisement." Mike Floyd is running for Pearland Independent School District for Position #2.





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