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.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

FBISD's Madden Elementary earns LEED certification for energy efficiency and design


Photo caption: Shown left to right – KP George, Board Member; Jason Burdine, Board Vice President; Michael and Lina Sabouni, Auto Arch Architects; Jim Rice, Board Member; Addie Heyliger, Board Secretary; Grayle James, Board Member; Oscar Perez, Chief Operations Officer; Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD Superintendent; Kristin Tassin, Board President; and Dave Rosenthal, Board Member.

Madden Elementary earns LEED certification for energy efficiency and design

Fort Bend ISD  – Madden Elementary School has been deemed a LEED-certified building. At the March 27 Fort Bend ISD Board meeting, board members congratulated Oscar Perez, FBISD Chief Operations Officer, as well as Lina and Michael Sabouni of Auto Arch Architects, who designed Madden Elementary. 

LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, provides a rigorous third-party verification on resource efficiency for building projects. Points are achieved in the areas of Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation and Regional Priority. Madden Elementary is Fort Bend ISD’s first facility to obtain LEED certification. 

“Achieving LEED certification took a lot of hard work and dedication from the architects and the FBISD Design and Construction team,” said Oscar Perez, Chief Operations Officer. “We look forward to having future schools earn the same distinction as we work together to build energy efficient and sustainable schools.”

Following the approval of the 2014 Bond Program, the FBISD Board of Trustees adopted its Elementary School Education Specifications, which state that the District’s future elementary schools should be designed to LEED/high-performance standards and obtain LEED certification. The three new elementary schools opening for the 2017-18 school year will include green features such as building materials with higher levels of recycled content, energy efficient HVAC equipment, and heat reducing features, such as light-colored building materials and green space. 

Richard Fedrizzi, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, commended the project team on achieving the certification for Madden Elementary.

“LEED certification identifies FBISD’s Madden Elementary as a showcase example of sustainable design and demonstrates your leadership in transforming the building industry,” Fedrizzi said.

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!

The 2017 General Elections for FBISD, will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Early voting will take place from Monday, April 24, 2017 through Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (CLICK HERE) for more information.





AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "I would like to take this moment to join FBISD board members in congratulating Oscar Perez, FBISD Chief Operations Officer, as well as Lina and Michael Sabouni of Auto Arch Architects, who designed Madden Elementary."

As President and CEO of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine® I am imploring you to support businesses, elected officials, corporations and other entities who value our support and patronage.

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Greatness can never be accomplished through individual effort, nor can it be attained thinking that you are superior to others. However, we are all born with a measure of greatness woven into our DNA. Some of us develop and realize our greatness – while others do not. But, rather than greatness being a destination to be arrived at, I believe that it is more of a journey! And with that said, I'd like to ask you to call me at (281)788-3033 or (832)212-8735 to share your thoughts on how you are working to make America "GREAT" in your own "UNIQUE" way!

From now through Tuesday, March 6, 2018 we at Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine® will be focusing our attention on bringing you thoughts on greatness from business, political, corporate, ministry and community leaders.

ABOUT US

Houston Business Connections Magazine® is a marketing/branding publication designed to assist "People on the Move" with increasing their brand recognition, product and services promotion, and press release delivery throughout our diverse network of loyal readers. Call me directly at (281)788-3033 for more information. Please email your thoughts to me at: aubreyrtaylor@gmail.com

Individuals who need assistance with branding, marketing or targeting “OPEN-MINDED” voters and/or supporters should look no further. Houston Business Connection Magazine® and Ground Game Magazine® are both designed to assist you with building name recognition, outreach, press release delivery, strategy development/support and much, much, more.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine® is to help our readership identify the people, businesses, corporations and candidates who “VALUE” and “RESPECT” our vote, prayers and support!

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PEOPLE ON THE COVER: Chance the Rapper, Isiah Carey, Denetris Jones, Wretha Rawls-Thomas, Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Richard Schechter, Lillie Schechter, Sue Schecther, Eronn Putman, Former 61st Judicial District Judge Erin Lunceford, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Allison Palmer and Jimmie and Cheryl Coleman, Title Sponsors of the Houston Business Connections Magazine: “Great People to Know Series”. Houston Business Connections Magazine is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, all rights reserved. For more information, please call us at (832)212-8735 today.


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sean Burnett, Carol K. McCutcheon and Sardar Q. Imam are 2017 Candidates for Sugar Land City Council Member District 4


Sean Burnett, Carol K. McCutcheon and Sardar Q. Imam are the Saturday, May 6, 2017 Candidates Running for Sugar Land City Council Single Member District 4

Back on February 7, 2017, the Sugar Land, Texas City Council approved Ordinance No. 2078 which ordered an election to be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to elect council members for Districts One, Two, Three, and Four. No candidate chose to oppose Council Member Stephen R. Porter, Single Member District One before the filing deadline. Nor did any potential candidates choose to oppose Council Member Bridget R. Yeiung, Single Member District Two; or Council Member Amy L. Mitchell, Single Member District Three. So the Sugar Land, Texas Single District Council Members representing Districts One, Two, and Three will have no opposition in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election.

CANDIDATES FOR DISTRICT FOUR

The 2017 General Elections for Sugar Land, Texas will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Early voting will take place from Monday, April 24, 2017 through Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

The key candidates running for Sugar Land City Council for Single Member District 4 are: Sean Burnett, Carol K. McCutcheon, and Sardar Q. Imam.

MEET DAMON SEAN BURNETT


DAMON SEAN BURNETT

According to the City of Sugar Land’s website, Sean Burnett works as VP of Sales & Marketing at Covia Health – a healthcare services firm focused on early detection of breast cancer. He served as Chief Operating Officer at BrandExtract, Senior VP of Operations and Client Services at Freed Advertising and as Director of MBA Programs at Rice University. Burnett also served as Managing Partner of the Outback Steakhouse in Sugar Land.

Burnett volunteers as Vice Chairman on Sugar Land’s Planning & Zoning Commission, Vice President on the Board of Cornerstone Christian Academy and on the Alumni Board of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. Previously, Sean served on/with Sugar Land’s Zoning Board of Adjustments, the Board of Directors for the Ft. Bend Chamber of Commerce, the Board of the Ft. Bend Education Foundation and as a proud member of the Sugar Land Rotary Club.

Sean Burnett has been married to Nancy for 19 years and has one daughter, a Freshman at Trinity University. The Burnett’s have been members of the First Colony Church of Christ since 1998.

Sean earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Rice University. 

MEET CAROL K. McCUTCHEON


CAROL K. McCUTCHEON

According to the City of Sugar Land’s website, Carol McCutcheon is a 23-year resident and community leader of Sugar Land. Serving her 24th term as a First Colony Neighborhood Representative, she has a track record of helping the neighborhoods and representing citizen concerns to the City. She serves on Sugar Land's Land Use Advisory Committee and previously served on the Charter Review Commission. 

Carol has 20+ years of experience as an engineer in the oil and gas business. She led multi-disciplinary teams at Atlantic Richfield, Occidental Petroleum, and Santos. She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas, and MBA from the University of Houston.

She is a graduate of Sugar Land 101, Sugar Land Police Academy, Sugar Land Fire Academy, Sugar Land Airport Academy, Fort Bend Leadership Forum, Leadership Houston, Leadership Texas, and Leadership America. She was President of the Women's Energy Network Board of Directors and funds raised for Girls Inc. of Greater Houston, Women Helping Women, and Dress for Success Houston.

Carol and Joe have been married for 30 years. She states "I look forward to being the people's voice for District 4 and enhancing the quality of life we enjoy in Sugar Land."

MEET SADAR QAISAR IMAM


SADAR QAISAR IMAM

Qaisar “Q” Imam, Senior Project Manager at IBM has served a multitude of Fortune 500 clients during his career helping them establish strong program governance to realize technological innovation. Prior to IBM, Q served as a project manager with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) consulting for Public Utility conglomerates all over the United States. 

Q is active with the boards of the Exchange Club of Fort Bend, the Fort Bend Rainbow Room and was recently named Vice Chair of the Committee for Civilian Engagement for the Association of United States Army. Q has been involved with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and South Asian Chamber of Commerce.

As the Volunteers Chair of the Toys for Tots/Santa’s Exchange, Q has been instrumental in engaging over 1,400 Fort Bend youth to volunteer. He also volunteers with the American Cancer Society and Hope-For-Three raising Autism awareness. 

Married to Bushra Cheema for 24 years, Q has three children attending University of Houston and FBISD schools.

Q attended The College of Wooster in Ohio where he was an Economics major and graduated with the prestigious William Galpin Award for the best graduate. He has served on his alma mater’s Alumni Board. 

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!

The 2017 General Elections for Sugar Land, Texas will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Early voting will take place from Monday, April 24, 2017 through Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (CLICK HERE) for more information.





AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "I would like to take this moment to wish Sean Burnett, Carol K. McCutcheon and Sardar Q. Imam the best of luck on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the race for Sugar Land City Council Single Member District #4. Also, all candidates are welcome to call me at (281)788-3033 to discuss your branding, strategy or outreach needs."

As President and CEO of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine® I am imploring you to support businesses, elected officials, corporations and other entities who value our support and patronage.

GREAT PEOPLE TO KNOW SERIES

Greatness can never be accomplished through individual effort, nor can it be attained thinking that you are superior to others. However, we are all born with a measure of greatness woven into our DNA. Some of us develop and realize our greatness – while others do not. But, rather than greatness being a destination to be arrived at, I believe that it is more of a journey! And with that said, I'd like to ask you to call me at (281)788-3033 or (832)212-8735 to share your thoughts on how you are working to make America "GREAT" in your own "UNIQUE" way!

From now through Tuesday, March 6, 2018 we at Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine® will be focusing our attention on bringing you thoughts on greatness from business, political, corporate, ministry and community leaders.

ABOUT US

Houston Business Connections Magazine® is a marketing/branding publication designed to assist "People on the Move" with increasing their brand recognition, product and services promotion, and press release delivery throughout our diverse network of loyal readers. Call me directly at (281)788-3033 for more information. Please email your thoughts to me at: aubreyrtaylor@gmail.com

Individuals who need assistance with branding, marketing or targeting “OPEN-MINDED” voters and/or supporters should look no further. Houston Business Connection Magazine® and Ground Game Magazine® are both designed to assist you with building name recognition, outreach, press release delivery, strategy development/support and much, much, more.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine® is to help our readership identify the people, businesses, corporations and candidates who “VALUE” and “RESPECT” our vote, prayers and support!

AUBREY R. TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS
957 NASA PARKWAY #251
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058-3039
PHONE: (832)212-8735
CELL: (281)788-3033





PEOPLE ON THE COVER: Chance the Rapper, Isiah Carey, Denetris Jones, Wretha Rawls-Thomas, Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Richard Schechter, Lillie Schechter, Sue Schecther, Eronn Putman, Former 61st Judicial District Judge Erin Lunceford, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Allison Palmer and Jimmie and Cheryl Coleman, Title Sponsors of the Houston Business Connections Magazine: “Great People to Know Series”. Houston Business Connections Magazine is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, all rights reserved. For more information, please call us at (832)212-8735 today.


AUBREY R. TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS
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HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058-3039
PHONE: (832)212-8735
CELL: (281)788-3033

Monday, March 27, 2017

Arthur J. Smith, III, A.K.A. "Yung Giant" Prepares to Drop His New CD titled: "GOD'S EYEZ ON ME" featuring "College Life"


The History of Yung Giant: COLLEGE LIFE "THE EDUCATED RAPPER FROM THE HOOD!"

Yung Giant, real name Arthur J. Smith, III is a Texas born and raised rapper straight out of Houston’s 5th Ward. He's quickly becoming known as: "The Educated Rapper from the Hood"; but Yung Giant does much more than spit lyrics. He’s a rapper, songwriter, singer, poet and has been blessed with an uncanny ability to use his hands to draw and create images as a creative artist.

YUNG GIANT AND HIS PARENTS


PHOTO: Yung Giant is pictured with his mom, Koffey and dad Arthur J. Smith, Sr.

CREATIVITY RUNS IN THE FAMILY

Yung Giant has creative juices flowing through his veins. Born to recording Hip-Hop Artist, Koffey (The Ghetto Queen of the City of Houston, and affectionately known by many as Houston’s First Lady). Koffey was one of the first female vocalists out of H-Town to be featured on both, BET and MTV. She did so back in 1995 on a song she performed and co-wrote entitled: "G-Groove" by the 5th Ward Juveniles, produced by Multi-Platinum Producer (Mike Dean) and was distributed by Underground/Rap-A-Lot/Noo Trybe/Virgin Records. 

Yung Giant’s dad, Arthur J. Smith, Sr., known simply as Art, is also from Houston’s 5th Ward by way of Hardy Street. Art is a well-known T-Shirt Designer, Music Executive, Community Activist and former College Radio Promotions Manager for Rap-A-Lot Records.

It’s no secret where Yung Giant gets his musical inspiration and influences from however. He was reared in the housing projects called Cleme Manor Apartments (better known as Coke Apartments) located at 5300 Coke Street, which are now managed by a company from New York City. His mom, Koffey, was raised in these very same projects.

“Yung Giant’s first rap words were spoken when he was about 9 months old,” says Koffey. “Those words were: Ou-Na-Nah-Na-Nah from a song by Music/Rap Mogul Master P of No Limit Records.”

“Whenever I would be holding Yung Giant on my hip when he was a baby, and every time he would hear Master P’s song on the radio, he would kick his legs out dancing and repeat the same lyrical sound as Master P.”

As a young student in elementary and middle school, Yung Giant would tell his mom and dad almost every day, how many of the students at school labeled him as the best rapper in the whole school. 

“His dad and I would say, "Oh, that's good Son. But we never really thought too much of it; because Yung Giant had never rapped for us before – other than mimicking Master P,” explains Koffey. 

“However, one day this all changed when he was about 13-years of age,” reveals this proud mom.

“I can vividly remember Yung Giant stepping out of his bedroom and saying: "Mom and Dad I want y’all to hear my rap I wrote."

According to Koffey, she told Yung Giant: “Look here, I take this music seriously. I'm gonna be real with you -- even though you are my Son. If you're wack, I'm gonna tell you you’re wack. And if you're tight, I'm gonna say you're tight."

So Yung Giant agreed, and proceeded to rap. To the utter amazement and surprise of both, Art and Koffey their son was much better than expected. “We both just looked at each other and smiled,” said Koffey. 

“Wow, was all his dad could say, after Yung Giant finished his rap,” explains Koffey. "Boy you better not be going online rapping someone else’s raps is what he also said after congratulating our son," she says.

According to Koffey, Yung Giant said: "No Dad. I write all my songs to my moma’s tracks. I been paying attention to you and mom for years as a child and writing to mom’s tracks for years." 

His Dad said, "Son all the time you were listening to your mom’s tracks, I thought you were just listening to the music for entertainment."

THE EARLY YEARS

At the age of 9, Yung Giant was featured on a song entitled "Do or Die" (HIV Awareness Song) with 14 other youth that was released on his mom’s CD titled: Ghetto Life, which was categorized on the ballots of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards listed for Song of the Year and Best R&B Vocal Performance back in 2010.

Yung Giant also sung on an interlude with his mom back when he was 8-years of age entitled "Waymaker". His first solo song was recorded at Sunrise Studio in Houston back when he was 13-years old, and was titled "Converse Conversation" featuring Koffey – aptly named such, because he only wears converse sneakers.

YUNG GIANT MEETS GOVERNOR ABBOTT


PHOTO: Yung Giant (far right) meets Gov. Greg Abbott along with his parents, Arthur J. Smith, Sr. (second from left), his mom Koffey (second from right), and Tommy Jennings and Quino Grey. 

FOCUSED ON EMPOWERING OTHERS

Shortly after Yung Giant and his parents opened up their “VOTER REGISTRATION DEPOT” -- themed it “Vote & Live”; and crafted their “catchy” motto for the project titled: “My vote -- gives my hope life” they were afforded a quick meeting and photo opportunity with Gov. Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas. “I’m so thankful that Ashlei Kellough, the Organizational Director for the Harris County Republican Party attended our grand opening and found value in our mission to register voters in a non-partisan way throughout Harris County,” says Arthur J. Smith, Sr.

YUNG GIANT PERFORMS AT WHEATLEY

Yung Giant performed his song for the first time at Phillis Wheatley High School (his high school) back in 2013 during the NBA All Star Week. During this celebratory week, he and his dad also went downtown (in Houston) to promote his new single. A few by chance meetings occurred as they combed the streets of downtown looking for interesting people to talk to.

YUNG GIANT MEETS CATHY HUGHES


PHOTO: Yung Giant, Cathy Hughes, his dad, and Ms. Hughes' personal assistant.

YUNG GIANT POUNDING THE PAVEMENT

Yung Giant and his dad had the pleasure of meeting Radio One founder, Cathy Hughes and her assistant Coffi, along with many others while downtown during NBA All Star Week back in 2013. “I’m proud to say I personally gave Miss Hughes a copy of my CD while I was in downtown Houston at the Toyota Center with my dad during NBA All Star Week,” says Yung Giant.

For those who may not know, Yung Giant is so proud of this by chance meeting because: Catherine L. Hughes (known as Cathy) is an African-American entrepreneur, radio and television personality and business executive. She founded the media company Radio One, and when the company went public in 1999, she became the first African-American woman to head a publicly traded corporation according to published reports. 

“I’m also proud to say that the very first person to buy my first CD was the late legendary sports caster Craig Seager,” says Yung Giant.

Craig Seager, in case you don’t know, was a well-known sports reporter, who covered an array of sports from 1981 until the year of his death (back in December 2016) for CNN and its sister stations, TBS and TNT. He was in Houston to cover the All Star Game being held at the Toyota Center.

YUNG GIANT MAKING IT HAPPEN


YUNG GIANT'S SECOND SONG

Yung Giant’s second song was: "I'ma Ghetto Boy (Livin' Fa God) featuring Koffey. It was first played on KTSU radio station located on TSU campus by Rev. Charles Hudson. 

YUNG GIANT'S THIRD SONG

Yung Giant’s third song was: "Black Ain't Black No Mo", which is a song about black on black crime and police brutality. This song has been very popular on the college campus at Texas Southern University due to Yung Giant’s performances on campus during his freshman year. 

Now in his sophomore year at Texas Southern University, Yung Giant has recorded his biggest song to date, which talks about his experiences as a college student, and serves as an Educational Anthem of sorts titled: "College Life". 

A LITTLE ABOUT TSU

Texas Southern University is a student-centered comprehensive doctoral university committed to ensuring equality, offering innovative programs that are responsive to its urban setting, and transforming diverse students into lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and creative leaders in their local, national, and global communities.

BACK IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Yung Giant fondly remembers programs started by former principal Mrs. Marla Shepard and Mrs. Bobbi Young in reference to college back when he was in Middle School at Lamar Fleming Middle School Fine Arts Academy. These programs have left a lasting impression on him, he says. And he credits Mrs. Marla Shepard and Mrs. Bobbi Young both, with peaking his interest and excitement about attending college.

ENTREPRENUERIAL BLOOD FLOWING

He’s also very proud of the fact that his mother and father have been instrumental in guiding his young career. “I remember when my mom and dad first kicked on the designs and printing of T-Shirts when the program started. They even welcomed students to have input in the T-Shirt designs they created,” he says with a smile.

“My parents always stressed the importance of me getting a good quality education,” says Yung Giant -- who almost made straight A’s during his senior year in high school.

Yung Giant said he chose Texas Southern University because, once he experienced the University culture, atmosphere and vibe in his Houston, his own city, he knew he had to get to TSU quick. "COLLEGE LIFE" is Yung Giant’s new single from his debut CD: "GOD'S EYEZ ON ME". So stay tuned, and watch out for Houston's very own Yung Giant – whose planning to take his show to college campuses across the nation in the very near future. This young man, hip-hop artist, and scholar is poised and ready to do big things in the music industry. You’d better not sleep on Yung Giant -- The Educated Rapper from The Ghetto.


DON'T SLEEP ON YUNG GIANT

Arthur J. Smith, III (Yung Giant) and Arthur J. Smith, Sr. showing off a few T-Shirts and other products they created for the Phillis Wheatley Wildcats several years ago. Arthur J. Smith, Sr. can be contacted at: (832)258-5776 for more information about booking or interviewing Yung Giant.





AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "I would like to take this moment to wish Yung Giant much success on the release of his new CD titled: "GOD'S EYEZ ON ME" featuring "College Life"."

As President and CEO of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine® I am imploring you to support businesses, elected officials, corporations and other entities who value our support and patronage.

GREAT PEOPLE TO KNOW SERIES

Greatness can never be accomplished through individual effort, nor can it be attained thinking that you are superior to others. However, we are all born with a measure of greatness woven into our DNA. Some of us develop and realize our greatness – while others do not. But, rather than greatness being a destination to be arrived at, I believe that it is more of a journey! And with that said, I'd like to ask you to call me at (281)788-3033 or (832)212-8735 to share your thoughts on how you are working to make America "GREAT" in your own "UNIQUE" way!

From now through Tuesday, March 6, 2018 we at Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine® will be focusing our attention on bringing you thoughts on greatness from business, political, corporate, ministry and community leaders.

ABOUT US

Houston Business Connections Magazine® is a marketing/branding publication designed to assist "People on the Move" with increasing their brand recognition, product and services promotion, and press release delivery throughout our diverse network of loyal readers. Call me directly at (281)788-3033 for more information. Please email your thoughts to me at: aubreyrtaylor@gmail.com

Individuals who need assistance with branding, marketing or targeting “OPEN-MINDED” voters and/or supporters should look no further. Houston Business Connection Magazine® and Ground Game Magazine® are both designed to assist you with building name recognition, outreach, press release delivery, strategy development/support and much, much, more.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine® is to help our readership identify the people, businesses, corporations and candidates who “VALUE” and “RESPECT” our vote, prayers and support!

AUBREY R. TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS
957 NASA PARKWAY #251
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058-3039
PHONE: (832)212-8735
CELL: (281)788-3033





PEOPLE ON THE COVER: Chance the Rapper, Isiah Carey, Denetris Jones, Wretha Rawls-Thomas, Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Richard Schechter, Lillie Schechter, Sue Schecther, Eronn Putman, Former 61st Judicial District Judge Erin Lunceford, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Allison Palmer and Jimmie and Cheryl Coleman, Title Sponsors of the Houston Business Connections Magazine: “Great People to Know Series”. Houston Business Connections Magazine is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, all rights reserved. For more information, please call us at (832)212-8735 today.


AUBREY R. TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS
957 NASA PARKWAY #251
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058-3039
PHONE: (832)212-8735
CELL: (281)788-3033

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sherry Stockwell and a Host of Other Candidates Are Running for Pearland City Council Position #7 on May 6th


PHOTO: Sherry Stockwell is one of the six candidates running for the At-Large Position 7 City Council Seat in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election. 

FEATURED RACE FOR PEARLAND

The candidates running for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #7 on Saturday, May 6, 2017 are: Bud Tollefsen, Sherry Stockwell, Woody Owens, G.C. Sonny Atkins, Dalia Kasseb and Terry Gray. This is a newly created seat. Sherry Stockwell was the first candidate to sign up for this race according to published reports. Stockwell is a well-known entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in real estate and owns several businesses in the area. Houston Business Connections Magazine® is planning to publish more information about the Pearland City Council At-Large Position #7 race prior to the start of early voting.

Mayor Tom Reid Will Highlight the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election Ballot in Pearland; At-Large Position 3 and 7; City Council Position 5 Will Also Be Contested

THE RACE FOR MAYOR OF PEARLAND

The candidates running for Mayor of Pearland on Saturday, May 6, 2017 are: Quentin Wiltz, Tom Reid and Jimi Amos. In case you don’t know, Mayor Tom Reid is the incumbent in this race. Quentin Wiltz has run for city council twice. Jimi Amos, the second challenger is an engineer by trade.

MEET MAYOR TOM REID


According to his website, Mayor Reid was born in Houston and acquired his conservative philosophy growing up in the farming and ranching country of Central Texas. He moved with his family to Pearland in 1965 and both his son and daughter graduated from Pearland schools. Mayor Reid became active in Pearland and served as Scout Troop Committee Chairman, City Planning Commissioner, City Councilman, Chairman of the Pearland Library Board, Chairman of Brazoria Drainage District #4, and as Mayor.

His professional career includes scientific writing, underwater defense research for the Navy Department, and as a Junior Design Engineer with WKM Valve Manufacturing Company. He was hired by Rockwell International and worked at Johnson Space Center from 1965 to 1997. He supervised and managed complex projects with sizeable staffs and tight budgets on Gemini, Apollo, Apollo-Soyuz, Skylab, and Space Shuttle Programs, and spent the last 10 years at JSC in the Space Shuttle Program Office.

Mayor Reid is highly visible in community activities. He is a Board Member of Pearland Arts League, PISD District Education Improvement Committee, and Adult Reading Center. He is a member of the Gideon Society, Chamber of Commerce, C. F. Spencer Lodge, and many other community organizations. He is an Eagle Scout, Ordained Elder in the First Presbyterian Church, and is a 32 Degree Mason and a Shriner.

He has a history of regional participation and currently represents Pearland as a Board Member and Past President of the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Texas Association of Regional Councils, and is Secretary of the H-GAC Transportation Policy Council. He is on the Executive Board of Bay Area Transportation Partnership and is a Vice President of the Economic Alliance of the Houston Port Region. He is also Chairman of the Pearland Development Authority, and the Pearland Area Citizens Corps.

Mayor Reid believes that regional partnerships on transportation, surface water, and air quality are essential to economic growth and quality of life for both Pearland and the Houston Gulf Coast area. He is working with local, regional, and state organizations and officials to make Pearland a quality city that will make us all proud to say we live in Pearland. 

THE RACE FOR AT-LARGE POSITION #3


PHOTO: Gary Moore and his wife Christina have been married for almost 22 years and have two children, Phillip and Cheyenne. Phillip and Cheyenne both are attending Blinn College in Bryan, TX.

MEET COUNCILMAN GARY MOORE

The candidates running for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #3 on Saturday, May 6, 2017 are: Darnell Jones and Gary Moore. In case you don’t know, Councilman Gary Moore is the incumbent in this race. Councilman Moore is being challenged by Darnell Jones, an attorney by trade.

According to his website, Gary Moore served 9.5 years in the Army as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Non-Commissioned Officer. When he left the Army, he and his family moved to the DFW area where he started his environmental career as a Field Chemist and then was promoted to facility manager of a 10-day hazardous waste transfer facility. He moved to the Houston area along with his family for a promotion, when he became a Regional Logistics Manager for the largest hazardous waste disposal company in North America, where he furthered his knowledge on DOT regulations. He was then recruited by an environmental and engineering consulting company, where he enhanced his environmental resume to include air and water regulations. After working five years as an environmental consultant, he took an external promotion as Senior Environmental Technologist at Dow Chemical, where he currently manage air emissions compliance, waste management and compliance, and waste water compliance according to his website.

For the past decade, he and his family have lived in Pearland. He’s active in several volunteer organizations from the Lions Club to political organizations, and use to serve as a Pearland High School Cheerleader Booster Club Volunteer Dad.

Gary Moore and his wife Christina have been married for almost 22 years and have two children, Phillip and Cheyenne. Phillip and Cheyenne both are attending Blinn College in Bryan, TX.

THE RACE FOR POSITION #5


PHOTO: Jude T.A. Smith promises to represent the diverse voices of Pearland if elected on Saturday, May 6, 2017. And he also promises to bring his legal background to the table when representing the citizens of Pearland as he works to make Pearland an even greater place to live and work.

FEATURED RACE FOR PEARLAND

The candidates running for Pearland City Council Position #5 in the “Special Election” to be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 are: J. David Little and Jude T.A. Smith. This seat is being vacated by Councilman Greg Hill, who will remain in place until after his successor is elected. The winner of this race will serve out the remainder of Councilman Hill’s term set to expire in May 2019. Both of the candidates vying for this seat are licensed attorneys. J. David Little is in private practice, and Jude T.A. Smith is a Geico Insurance staff attorney at Levin & Clinebell located in the Galleria area of Houston, Texas.

ELECTION INFORMATION

The 2017 General Elections for Pearland, Texas will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Early voting will take place from Monday, April 24, 2017 through Tuesday, May 2, 2017.





AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "I would like to take this moment to wish all the candidates running for various offices in Pearland on Saturday, May 6, 2017 the best of luck. Also, all candidates are welcome to call me at (281)788-3033 to discuss your branding, strategy or outreach needs."

As President and CEO of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine® I am imploring you to support businesses, elected officials, corporations and other entities who value our support and patronage.

GREAT PEOPLE TO KNOW SERIES

Greatness can never be accomplished through individual effort, nor can it be attained thinking that you are superior to others. However, we are all born with a measure of greatness woven into our DNA. Some of us develop and realize our greatness – while others do not. But, rather than greatness being a destination to be arrived at, I believe that it is more of a journey! And with that said, I'd like to ask you to call me at (281)788-3033 or (832)212-8735 to share your thoughts on how you are working to make America "GREAT" in your own "UNIQUE" way!

From now through Tuesday, March 6, 2018 we at Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine® will be focusing our attention on bringing you thoughts on greatness from business, political, corporate, ministry and community leaders.

ABOUT US

Houston Business Connections Magazine® is a marketing/branding publication designed to assist "People on the Move" with increasing their brand recognition, product and services promotion, and press release delivery throughout our diverse network of loyal readers. Call me directly at (281)788-3033 for more information. Please email your thoughts to me at: aubreyrtaylor@gmail.com

Individuals who need assistance with branding, marketing or targeting “OPEN-MINDED” voters and/or supporters should look no further. Houston Business Connection Magazine® and Ground Game Magazine® are both designed to assist you with building name recognition, outreach, press release delivery, strategy development/support and much, much, more.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine® is to help our readership identify the people, businesses, corporations and candidates who “VALUE” and “RESPECT” our vote, prayers and support!

AUBREY R. TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS
957 NASA PARKWAY #251
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058-3039
PHONE: (832)212-8735
CELL: (281)788-3033





PEOPLE ON THE COVER: Chance the Rapper, Isiah Carey, Denetris Jones, Wretha Rawls-Thomas, Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Richard Schechter, Lillie Schechter, Sue Schecther, Eronn Putman, Former 61st Judicial District Judge Erin Lunceford, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Allison Palmer and Jimmie and Cheryl Coleman, Title Sponsors of the Houston Business Connections Magazine: “Great People to Know Series”. Houston Business Connections Magazine is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, all rights reserved. For more information, please call us at (832)212-8735 today.


AUBREY R. TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS
957 NASA PARKWAY #251
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058-3039
PHONE: (832)212-8735
CELL: (281)788-3033

Jude T.A. Smith is Facing Off Against David Little in the 2017 Race for Pearland City Council Position #5


PHOTO: Jude T.A. Smith promises to represent the diverse voices of Pearland if elected on Saturday, May 6, 2017. And he also promises to bring his legal background to the table when representing the citizens of Pearland as he works to make Pearland an even greater place to live and work.

FEATURED RACE FOR PEARLAND

The candidates running for Pearland City Council Position #5 in the “Special Election” to be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 are: J. David Little and Jude T.A. Smith. This seat is being vacated by Councilman Greg Hill, who will remain in place until after his successor is elected. The winner of this race will serve out the remainder of Councilman Hill’s term set to expire in May 2019. Both of the candidates vying for this seat are licensed attorneys. J. David Little is in private practice, and Jude T.A. Smith is a Geico Insurance staff attorney at Levin & Clinebell located in the Galleria area of Houston, Texas.

Mayor Tom Reid Will Highlight the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election Ballot in Pearland; At-Large Position 3 and 7; City Council Position 5 Will Also Be Contested

THE RACE FOR MAYOR OF PEARLAND

The candidates running for Mayor of Pearland on Saturday, May 6, 2017 are: Quentin Wiltz, Tom Reid and Jimi Amos. In case you don’t know, Mayor Tom Reid is the incumbent in this race. Quentin Wiltz has run for city council twice. Jimi Amos, the second challenger is an engineer by trade.

MEET MAYOR TOM REID


According to his website, Mayor Reid was born in Houston and acquired his conservative philosophy growing up in the farming and ranching country of Central Texas. He moved with his family to Pearland in 1965 and both his son and daughter graduated from Pearland schools. Mayor Reid became active in Pearland and served as Scout Troop Committee Chairman, City Planning Commissioner, City Councilman, Chairman of the Pearland Library Board, Chairman of Brazoria Drainage District #4, and as Mayor.

His professional career includes scientific writing, underwater defense research for the Navy Department, and as a Junior Design Engineer with WKM Valve Manufacturing Company. He was hired by Rockwell International and worked at Johnson Space Center from 1965 to 1997. He supervised and managed complex projects with sizeable staffs and tight budgets on Gemini, Apollo, Apollo-Soyuz, Skylab, and Space Shuttle Programs, and spent the last 10 years at JSC in the Space Shuttle Program Office.

Mayor Reid is highly visible in community activities. He is a Board Member of Pearland Arts League, PISD District Education Improvement Committee, and Adult Reading Center. He is a member of the Gideon Society, Chamber of Commerce, C. F. Spencer Lodge, and many other community organizations. He is an Eagle Scout, Ordained Elder in the First Presbyterian Church, and is a 32 Degree Mason and a Shriner.

He has a history of regional participation and currently represents Pearland as a Board Member and Past President of the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Texas Association of Regional Councils, and is Secretary of the H-GAC Transportation Policy Council. He is on the Executive Board of Bay Area Transportation Partnership and is a Vice President of the Economic Alliance of the Houston Port Region. He is also Chairman of the Pearland Development Authority, and the Pearland Area Citizens Corps.

Mayor Reid believes that regional partnerships on transportation, surface water, and air quality are essential to economic growth and quality of life for both Pearland and the Houston Gulf Coast area. He is working with local, regional, and state organizations and officials to make Pearland a quality city that will make us all proud to say we live in Pearland. 

THE RACE FOR AT-LARGE POSITION #3


PHOTO: Gary Moore and his wife Christina have been married for almost 22 years and have two children, Phillip and Cheyenne. Phillip and Cheyenne both are attending Blinn College in Bryan, TX.

MEET COUNCILMAN GARY MOORE

The candidates running for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #3 on Saturday, May 6, 2017 are: Darnell Jones and Gary Moore. In case you don’t know, Councilman Gary Moore is the incumbent in this race. Councilman Moore is being challenged by Darnell Jones, an attorney by trade.

According to his website, Gary Moore served 9.5 years in the Army as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Non-Commissioned Officer. When he left the Army, he and his family moved to the DFW area where he started his environmental career as a Field Chemist and then was promoted to facility manager of a 10-day hazardous waste transfer facility. He moved to the Houston area along with his family for a promotion, when he became a Regional Logistics Manager for the largest hazardous waste disposal company in North America, where he furthered his knowledge on DOT regulations. He was then recruited by an environmental and engineering consulting company, where he enhanced his environmental resume to include air and water regulations. After working five years as an environmental consultant, he took an external promotion as Senior Environmental Technologist at Dow Chemical, where he currently manage air emissions compliance, waste management and compliance, and waste water compliance according to his website.

For the past decade, he and his family have lived in Pearland. He’s active in several volunteer organizations from the Lions Club to political organizations, and use to serve as a Pearland High School Cheerleader Booster Club Volunteer Dad.

Gary Moore and his wife Christina have been married for almost 22 years and have two children, Phillip and Cheyenne. Phillip and Cheyenne both are attending Blinn College in Bryan, TX.

THE RACE FOR AT-LARGE POSITION #7


PHOTO: Sherry Stockwell is one of the six candidates running for the At-Large Position 7 City Council Seat in the Saturday, May 6, 2017 General Election. 

FEATURED RACE FOR PEARLAND

The candidates running for Pearland City Council At-Large Position #7 on Saturday, May 6, 2017 are: Bud Tollefsen, Sherry Stockwell, Woody Owens, G.C. Sonny Atkins, Dalia Kasseb and Terry Gray. This is a newly created seat. Sherry Stockwell was the first candidate to sign up for this race according to published reports. Stockwell is a well-known entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in real estate and owns several businesses in the area. Houston Business Connections Magazine® is planning to publish more information about the Pearland City Council At-Large Position #7 race prior to the start of early voting.

ELECTION INFORMATION

The 2017 General Elections for Pearland, Texas will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Early voting will take place from Monday, April 24, 2017 through Tuesday, May 2, 2017.





AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "I would like to take this moment to wish all the candidates running for various offices in Pearland on Saturday, May 6, 2017 the best of luck. Also, all candidates are welcome to call me at (281)788-3033 to discuss your branding, strategy or outreach needs."

As President and CEO of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine® I am imploring you to support businesses, elected officials, corporations and other entities who value our support and patronage.

GREAT PEOPLE TO KNOW SERIES

Greatness can never be accomplished through individual effort, nor can it be attained thinking that you are superior to others. However, we are all born with a measure of greatness woven into our DNA. Some of us develop and realize our greatness – while others do not. But, rather than greatness being a destination to be arrived at, I believe that it is more of a journey! And with that said, I'd like to ask you to call me at (281)788-3033 or (832)212-8735 to share your thoughts on how you are working to make America "GREAT" in your own "UNIQUE" way!

From now through Tuesday, March 6, 2018 we at Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine® will be focusing our attention on bringing you thoughts on greatness from business, political, corporate, ministry and community leaders.

ABOUT US

Houston Business Connections Magazine® is a marketing/branding publication designed to assist "People on the Move" with increasing their brand recognition, product and services promotion, and press release delivery throughout our diverse network of loyal readers. Call me directly at (281)788-3033 for more information. Please email your thoughts to me at: aubreyrtaylor@gmail.com

Individuals who need assistance with branding, marketing or targeting “OPEN-MINDED” voters and/or supporters should look no further. Houston Business Connection Magazine® and Ground Game Magazine® are both designed to assist you with building name recognition, outreach, press release delivery, strategy development/support and much, much, more.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine® is to help our readership identify the people, businesses, corporations and candidates who “VALUE” and “RESPECT” our vote, prayers and support!

AUBREY R. TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS
957 NASA PARKWAY #251
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058-3039
PHONE: (832)212-8735
CELL: (281)788-3033





PEOPLE ON THE COVER: Chance the Rapper, Isiah Carey, Denetris Jones, Wretha Rawls-Thomas, Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Richard Schechter, Lillie Schechter, Sue Schecther, Eronn Putman, Former 61st Judicial District Judge Erin Lunceford, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Allison Palmer and Jimmie and Cheryl Coleman, Title Sponsors of the Houston Business Connections Magazine: “Great People to Know Series”. Houston Business Connections Magazine is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, all rights reserved. For more information, please call us at (832)212-8735 today.


AUBREY R. TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS
957 NASA PARKWAY #251
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058-3039
PHONE: (832)212-8735
CELL: (281)788-3033