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Yellow Cab Helps Troops to Get Home for the Holidays

For the third year in a row, Yellow Cab will transport trainees from Fort Sam Houston to the airport for their annual Holiday Block Leave.

“This is the first time that these trainees have been home since joining the military,” said George Alva, Yellow Cab Driver Services Manager. “Providing transportation is our way of saying thank you to these brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our country.”

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Starting at 2 A.M. on December 18th, Yellow Cab will take 3,000 Army, Navy, and Air Force service men and women from their base at Fort Sam Houston to a secure area in the San Antonio Airport where they will continue their journey to spend the holidays with their loved ones.

“It takes a lot of preparation and coordination to move this many people,” said Alva. “But all of the effort is worth it when we see the joy on the faces of the service men and women. Yellow Cab believes in our troops, we support them, and we appreciate their sacrifice. This is our contribution towards helping them have a happy holiday season.”

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Yellow Cab and Taxis Fiesta Sponsor the 16th Annual HLAGH Bike Build

Twenty-five teams of hoteliers joined three Yellow Cab teams in a friendly competition to build bikes for children.

“This is one of our biggest events of the year,” said Frederick J.Goodall, Director of Corporate Communications. “Our employees have been looking forward to it for months because it’s a fun way to serve our community.”

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The event, hosted by the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston, benefited Child Advocates, an organization that mobilizes court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. They speak up for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive.

Each team was tasked with building two bikes and creating two Christmas cards. The competition was fierce as the teams raced to complete their mission. Within 12 minutes, the first bikes were ready for the safety inspection.

Bike Build

“It’s amazing to watch these teams work together to build these bikes,” said Stephanie Haynes, President of the HLAGH. “I love the spirit of cooperation and the commitment to helping kids.”

After the bikes were built, the teams were invited on stage to take a photo with the child who was receiving the bike.

“Watching the children’s faces light up when they got their bikes was the highlight of the evening,” said Goodall. “This is the reason why we do this every year.”

In addition to receiving a new bike, each child got to pick a new toy from Pancho Claus‘ low rider.

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But the competition didn’t end with building bikes. The second part of the event was the relay race. Team members competed by hitting a golf ball across the floor, hula-hooping, balancing a wiffle ball, and bouncing on a “hippity hop” ball.

“We’d like to thank Yellow Cab and Taxis Fiesta for being the title sponsor,” said Haynes. “This year’s event was a tremendous success because of your continued support.”

Yellow Cab Brings Joy to Homeless Families on Thanksgiving

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About 50 independent contractor drivers from Houston’s largest taxicab fleet, Yellow Cab, gave up their Thanksgiving morning to transport homeless women and children from Star of Hope’s Transitional Living Center to the Hard Rock Café for a special Thanksgiving dinner.

“Our clients love the experience of riding in a cab and getting a catered meal on Thanksgiving.” said Rick Christie, Star of Hope’s Head of Interactive Communications.  “The annual event is a joyous occasion that makes each family feel special.”

Escorts from Precinct 6 led the caravan down Houston’s highways and through downtown followed closely by the Yellow Cab Jeep driven by Corporate Communications Director, Frederick J. Goodall.

“I have volunteered at the Star of Hope Transitional Living Center for many years,” said Goodall. “It was an honor to serve the families in this capacity on Thanksgiving.”

Yellow Cab Director of Sales and Marketing, Starla Fitch handed out gift bags filled with candy and other items for the children. Each mother received a Yellow Rose.

“This event was very heart warming,” said Fitch. “Seeing the excitement in the eyes of the children as they picked the cab that would take them to the Hard Rock Cafe was pure joy. I look forward to doing this again next year.”

Sutliff & Stout, PLLC to Offer FREE Yellow Cab Rides on Halloween


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Sutliff & Stout, PLLC plans to encourage people not to drink and drive by offering free Yellow Cab rides on Halloween night.

Nationally, 38% of fatal crashes during Halloween night involved a driver or motorcyclist with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher. Drunk drivers accounted for 23% of pedestrian fatalities on Halloween.

“Harris County leads the nation in drunk-driving crashes, and according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 31% of fatal crashes on Saturdays and Sundays are alcohol-related, compared to 13% on weekdays,” says Hank Stout, co-founder of Sutliff & Stout, PLLC. “With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year for the first time since 2009, we want to give drivers an incentive to make the right choice not to drive if they are out drinking Saturday night.”

Sutliff & Stout, PLLC will reimburse cab rides taken between 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31 and 6:00 a.m. Sunday, November 1 in the Houston metro area up to $30 via a PayPal account.

How The Program Works

The program is simple. All you have to do is make the right choice to take a Yellow Cab home if you’ve been drinking, pay for the cab up front, and Sutliff & Stout will reimburse you for it via PayPal.

  • Rides must be in the Houston metro area.
  • Rides must be taken between Saturday, October 31st (starting at 5pm) and Sunday, November 1st, 2015 (ending at 6am)
  • You must be of legal drinking age to qualify (21 and over)
  • You must have a PayPal account
  • Valid for one, one-way ride to a safe destination
  • Limit one reimbursement per household
  • Maximum value of $30.00 anywhere in the Houston metro area
  • The maximum value includes a tip up to 10%. Anything above a 10% tip on the base fare will not be reimbursed.
  • Participation in this promotion is limited to the first 1,000 submissions.

By November 8th, 2015 a Cab Receipt, Photocopy of Valid Driver’s License, and PayPal associated email address must be sent to:

No DWI Holiday Cab Program

Sutliff & Stout, PLLC‎

550 Post Oak Blvd Suite 530

Houston, TX 77027

Yellow Cab will have several cabs on the road to pick up passengers and provide rides to a safe destination. Passengers can reserve cabs in advance through the Hail-A-Cab phone app, Web Booker, or by phone – 713-236-1111.

“We appreciate Sutliff & Stout’s dedication to helping Houstonians have a fun and safe Halloween,” said Fred Goodall, Director of Sales & Marketing. “We encourage people to take advantage of this offer and book a Yellow Cab for Halloween night.”

If you have any questions about the program, feel free to call (713) 987-7111.

Yellow Cab: your ride for RODEO HOUSTON!

Rodeo Houston draws millions of Houstonians and visitors to NRG Park for the ultimate Texan experience. The festivities kick off on Thursday, Feb 26th with the annual World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. Over one thousand teams compete to take home the grand prize among other specialty awards (check out a full list here). Don’t forget the famous livestock show, carnival, rodeo competitions, auctions, and concerts featuring headliners like Brad Paisley, John Legend, Ariana Grande and Luke Bryan. For a full schedule of events, visit the Rodeo Houston website.


Avoid the hassle of parking and use our HAIL A CAB® app to request a ride to NRG! Let Yellow Cab be your designated driver! During the BBQ Cookoff and concerts, you can find Yellow Cab in the GREEN LOT (aka Westridge lot). We are more than happy to take you home…or to the afterparty! Yellow Cab’s HAIL A CAB® app is available for download on Android, iOS and Windows platforms. You can conveniently estimate your fare, track your dispatched cab, pay through the app and rate your experience. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more info about exciting events during Rodeo Houston.

“ROLL WITH US” Contest: win transportation during the Mel Chin: Rematch exhibition opening

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) and Yellow Cab Houston have paired up to celebrate its newest exhibition: “Mel Chin: Rematch!” Enter our contest and win free transportation for up to 5 people to each of the four venues showing the “Rematch” Exhibition! [Saturday, January 17th 2015]

Visit our Facebook page to enter! 

Roll with Yellow Cab! Avoid the hassle of parking at each location and let Yellow Cab do the driving! Download our free HAIL A CAB® app for Windows, Apple and Android platforms.

Contest terms:
• Duration of contest: Monday, January 12th 2015 at 2:00PM- Thursday, January 15th 2015 at 12:00PM CST.
• Like the original Facebook post (1/12/15) & Tag 5 friends in a comment on that post.
• The winner will be randomly selected out of the pool of participants who fulfilled the aforementioned requirements (liking the post and tagging 5 friends in the post). Winner will be contacted via Facebook message by 6:00PM CST on Thursday, January 15th 2015.
• Prize: Transportation for up to five people from winner’s residence to each Mel Chin: Rematch rolling exhibition opening location on Saturday, January 17th 2015.
• Rules/Disclaimer: This promotion is open to those 18 and above residing in Houston, TX. Void where prohibited. By “Liking” you enter and agree that this promotion is in no way associated with, administered by, or endorsed by Facebook; and acknowledge a complete release of Facebook by your participation.

HAIL A CAB® to the Texas Bowl!

Houston is proud to host the University of Texas Longhorns and University of Arkansas Razorbacks as they battle it out at the annual Texas Bowl. The game starts at 8PM TONIGHT (12/29) at NRG Stadium. Yellow Cab Houston is proud to be your designated driver!

Avoid the hassle of parking and use our free HAIL A CAB® app* to get to the game, then catch a Yellow Cab home (or to the after party). No need to call once the game is over, Yellow Cabs will be waiting for you in the GREEN LOT (map below).

NRG Park Map

Enjoy the game and thanks for choosing Yellow Cab! 

*HAIL A CAB® is free and available for download on Android, iPhone and Windows platforms.

Yellow Cab Houston & Taxis Fiesta present 15th annual HLAGH Bike Build


Dozens of Houston hotels and allied members gathered in Hall A3 of the George R. Brown Convention Center for the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston’s (HLAGH) annual bike building event. Benefiting Child Advocates and the HLAGH, 25 teams were each tasked with building two bikes for deserving kiddos involved with the Child Advocates program. There was a competition to see which team could build their bikes the fastest while simultaneously creating a holiday card to give each child. After passing a safety inspection, teams were invited to the stage for a quick picture and then it was off to the relay race! Team members had to compete by jumping rope, bouncing on a “hippity hop”, and balancing a wiffle ball as they dashed across the hall.


Pancho Claus and his posse even stopped by with the Taxis Fiesta lowrider full of toys for the children. Fun holiday games were set up to entertain the little ones before the bike building fun began!  Hall A3 was truly transformed into a winter wonderland.

Yellow Cab Houston brought its 1927 antique model T taxi and promo Jeep for photo opportunities. Attendees enjoyed delicious refreshments from Aramark and holiday tunes from Freeman Audio Visual.


It was an honor to sponsor the event for the 9th year. Yellow Cab employees always have a blast spreading holiday cheer to those who need it most.

For more information on Child Advocates please visit:

To learn more about HLAGH please visit:

Visit our Facebook page for a full album of pictures.

Houston Yellow Cabs will transport homeless families to Thanksgiving meal

[Official press release from Star of Hope Mission]







About fifty independent contractor drivers from Houston’s largest taxicab fleet, Yellow Cab, will give up their Thanksgiving morning to transport over 125 homeless women and children from Star of Hope’s Transitional Living Center to the downtown Hard Rock Café.

 “Yellow Cab is proud to partner with the Star of Hope for the 8th Annual Yellow Roads of Texas. Each year the independent contractor drivers are truly excited to donate their time and service to the families so that they may enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal at the iconic Hard Rock Café. Make sure to look out for the caravan of Yellow Cabs traveling down 288 on Thanksgiving morning.” said Roman Martinez, President  & CEO of Texas Taxi.

Once again officers from Precinct 6 will generously provide a motorcycle escort downtown to the Thanksgiving meal.

Kathrin Yokubaitis, Star of Hope’s Manager of Community Relations and Events, looks forward to the Thanksgiving transportation treat. “Our clients can’t stop smiling when they get in the cab. The ride and police escort is part of the entire holiday experience.” she said.




WHEN:           10:30 AM Thursday, November 27, 2014


WHERE:         6801 Ardmore to Hard Rock Café, Downtown

CONTACT:    Scott Arthur / Star of Hope PR Director / 713-824-6126

                        Kathrin Yokubaitis / Star of Hope (On Site) / 281-216-9373


About Yellow Cab

Yellow Cab is Houston’s largest computer dispatched taxi fleet.  With more than 1,400 Independent Contractor-operated cabs in the Houston area, Yellow Cab’s taxi service is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.  All cabs are equipped with digital cameras as well as Global Positioning Systems.  For more information, log onto or download the Hail a Cab ® App from iTunes .

Yellow Cab Houston promotes Epilepsy Awareness Month


November is Epilepsy Awareness Month and Yellow Cab has partnered with Epilepsy Foundation Texas (EFTX)  to help promote its #Getthefacts campaign across Houston. Yellow Cab donated mobile billboard space that will travel throughout the greater Houston area to promote EFTX’s many resources and services.


[Members of the EFTX team pose with one of the #getthefacts campaign billboards (Left to Right). Casey Barrons-Financial and Development Assistant, Amy Redus-Education Coordinator/Clinic, Nancy Riley-Executive Assistant, Rita Puente- Transition Coordinator, and Shannon Robbins-Development Director. Not pictured: Christine Pegg, Programs Administrative Assistant.] 

The campaign focuses on the “1 in 26” statistic- one in 26 people will develop epilepsy. Many find this fact surprising and EFTX is here to help connect the community with the tools and support they need. Contrary to popular belief, epilepsy affects people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life. EFTX offers medical clinics, educational programs, support groups, wellness activities and recreational/camping adventures.


[David Mirza, an independent contractor driver who is very active in the community, poses with his cab that proudly displays one of the EFTX mobile billboards.]

This upcoming weekend, Houston City Hall will be illuminated in purple in observance of Epilepsy Awareness Month. Join EFTX, friends and family at historic City Hall (901 Bagby) for the illumination on Saturday, November 15th at 6:00PM.


[Stephanie Becker, Manager of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships, is honored to work with the EFTX on this exciting collaboration.] 

For more information on Epilepsy and the foundation, please visit Yellow Cab Houston is proud to partner with EFTX by providing transportation services for clients to and from non-emergency medical appointments and clinics.