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.

Thanksgiving Arrives Early For Some Lucky Houstonians
November 20, 2010

Thanksgiving arrived early for hundreds of people living in southeast Houston.

In the spirit of the season, State Representative-Elect Borris Miles (D-146) handed out 1000 turkeys at five different locations on Saturday afternoon.

Miles and his group of  volunteers rode around in a white box truck making stops  that included Third Ward, Sunnyside, South Park and South Acres.  

News about the turkey giveaway spread quickly and people lined up at each location.  “It helps out a lot when you have a big family,” said Sonja Johnson.  Johnson said this was her first time to receive a free Thanksgiving turkey,however, this is Miles sixth year handing them out to people – no questions asked.

“I started this before I was an elected official,” said Miles. “I wanted to give back to the community and make sure that families could have a good Thanksgiving meal.”   Miles, who calls himself a product/son of Sunnyside,  also said he is concerned about the economy and didn’t want families in need to go hungry or without a traditional feast this year.

Miles, who was elected to a second term on November 2, said he conducts the turkey handouts in conjuction with his TX Stars Foundation.  The foundation also sponsors educational events and the Hip Hop for HIV awareness campaign.

Miles was joined at the turkey giveaway by is wife, mother, Theldon Branch, Jeri Brooks and many other volunteers.