New Stamp Unveiled Honoring Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
September 16, 2011

I had a few minutes this morning to stop by the “Women for Barbara” breakfast.

It was a celebration honoring the life and legacy of the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan held inconjunction with the unveiling of a new Black Heritage U.S. postage being released in her  honor.

Jordan was first elected to the Texas Legislature in 1966 and in 1972, she became the first African-American woman from the South to be elected to the United States Congress.

Jordan’s congressional career included her landmark speech during the Richard Nixon Impeachment hearings in 1974.

Special guests at the breakfast included Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Mrs. Luci Baines Johnson, the daughter of the late President Lyndon B. Johnson; Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams , Jordan’s family members, State Rep. Ellen Cohen, Former County Commissioner Syliva Garcia, Dallas Jones, Anthony Hailey, Erica Fowler and many more.

Dallas Jones Honored As Outstanding Houstonian
May 25, 2011

Everyone who knows Dallas Jones realizes that he is a talented young man with a promising future. 

Shown here with his wife Angela, Dallas is smart, ambitious and hardworking.  He’s a respected mover and shaker in political circles and the greater  community.

Now the secret is out in the rest of Houston.

Recently, Dallas was recognized for his business success and dynamic leadership when he was named as a 2011 honoree for the Houston  Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 awards.

The HBJ celebration took place at the House of Blues. Later that evening, Dallas was feted by his close friends at Our Legend’s, a private cigar bar in 3rd Ward owned by State Representative Borris Miles.

 Houston Controller Ronald Green,  Judge Maria Jackson, businessman Theldon Branch and PR/Marketing guru Jeri Brooks were some on the familiar faces on hand to congratulate Jones.

“Rock The Bells” – A Holiday Party With A Purpose
December 12, 2010

“Tis the season for holiday cheer and charitable giving.

On Saturday, December 11, a group of  civic-minded professional men combined their passion for a good party with  their purpose  of  giving back to the community.

The “Rock The Bells”  holiday party benefitting Texas Children’s Hospital was held at the Houston Museum of  African-American Culture. 

Invited guests  were asked to bring a toy to donate to families with children who are struggling this holiday. 

The huge Christmas tree in the museum lobby was surrounded by boxes and gift bags overflowing with Christmas cheer.

The party was hosted by the “Committee on Social Excellence.”

The hosts included Dallas Jones, David Anderson, Kareem Dale, James Donatto, John Guess IV, Ed Hamb, Jermaine Patterson, Hamilton Rucker, Alvin Sumler and Ade Adelusi-Adeluyi.

Party guests included: Felix Chevalier, Lalou Davis, State Representative-elect Ron Reynolds and  Brandon Dudley.

Dallas Jones Moves To A New Position
September 2, 2010

Join me in congratulating Dallas Jones,  former District Director in the office of  State Senator Rodney Ellis (D-13)

Dallas has accepted a new position as Deputy Director of  Public Affairs at AT&T over the 11 state Western Region.  (Fortune Magazine has called AT&T  “America’s Most Admired Telecommunications Company)

I’m going to miss him in his former role: Dallas has always a tremendous help to me and other members of   the media whenever we needed information about the Senator’s district or the Houston community.

He was also a reliable source of  information about Houston’s political scene and social and philanthropic causes.

I’m certain we’ll see him working in the community, but in the meantime you can reach Dallas at:

 Best of Luck Dallas!