MEDIA CONTACTS:

Roman Martinez
Phone: 713-428-5830
Email: roman.martinez@taxisfiesta.com

 

HISD RECIEVES DONATION FROM
YELLOW
CAB HOUSTON AND TAXIS FIESTA

 

HOUSTON (Nov. 10, 2005) – Yellow Cab Houston, Houston’s only computer-dispatched taxi fleet, along with its sister company, Taxis Fiesta, recently presented a $46,799 donation to Cynthia Wilson, regional superintendent of the North region, on behalf of the Houston Independent School District (HISD). The presentation took place on Oct. 27, 2005 at the Hattie Mae White Administrative building, located at 3830 Richmond Avenue.

“We are proud to contribute to the education of Houston’s youth and to help support HISD’s important work in our community,” said Raymond Turner, president of Texas Taxi, the parent company of Yellow Cab Houston and Taxis Fiesta.

Along with Turner, Robert Rugg, president of Yellow Cab Houston, and Roman Martinez, president of Taxis Fiesta, and Rosario Spinoso, marketing coordinator, also participated in the check presentation.  From HISD, along with Wilson, Eileen Egan, executive director of development, Karen Cotton, director of parent engagement, and Gwen Samples, community partnership coordinator, accepted the check on behalf of HISD.

“We are very glad to work with Yellow Cab and Taxis Fiesta,” said Wilson.  “These companies’ generous support will go a long way in helping children in Houston learn about computers and how to work with them.”

The money will go to the HISD Foundation, which generates private support for district-wide or school-specific priority initiatives and programs such as underwriting the PSAT for all HISD tenth-graders, scholarships for professional growth opportunities for classroom teachers, and other initiatives that enhance the learning environment.      

This donation comes as part of Yellow Cab/Taxis Fiesta Cares, a program that provides charitable dollars, taxi cab advertising, employee volunteer time and other resources, to local charities and companies. 

In addition to the HISD Foundation donation, Yellow Cab Houston’s vast community involvement ranges from working with local charities and events, including the Houston Police Foundation, Child Advocates, Inc., the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Spaulding Agency for Children and Fiestas Patrias. Yellow Cab/Taxis Fiesta Cares has also created programs such as annual scholarships, mentoring partnerships with local schools, underwriting local youth athletic events and building community awareness campaigns concerning drinking and driving.

For more information on Yellow Cab/Taxis Fiesta Cares, contact yellowcabcares@houstonyellowcab.com.

About Yellow Cab Houston

Yellow Cab Company of Houston, Inc. (YCCH) is a member of Greater Houston Transportation Company and is Houston’s only computer dispatched taxi fleet.  With more than 1,000 independent contractor operated cabs in the Houston area, 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 www.yellowcabhouston.com.

About Taxis Fiesta

            Taxis Fiesta is Houston’s only bilingual computer dispatched fleet.  With more than 200 independent contractor operated cabs, Taxis Fiesta’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 www.taxisfiesta.com.

About HISD Foundation

            The HISD Foundation is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that generates private support for districtwide or school-specific priority initiatives and programs, such as underwriting the PSAT for all HISD tenth-graders, scholarships for professional growth opportunities for classroom teachers, and other initiatives that enhance the learning environment. For more information about the HISD Foundation, contact the HISD Strategic Partnerships Department at the Hattie Mae White Administration Building, 3830 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas 77027, or call 713-892-6384.

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Sam Byrd (sam@wehrlygroup.com)
Ashley Wehrly (ashley@wehrlygroup.com)
The Wehrly Group
713/874-0121

 

TEXAS TAXI EXPANDS EXECUTIVE TEAM

Roman Martinez, Executive VP of Commmunity AffairsHOUSTON (Oct. 31, 2005) — Texas Taxi, parent company of Yellow Cab Houston and Taxis Fiesta, today announced that Roman Martinez has been appointed  as Executive Vice President of Community Affairs, enhancing the transportation company’s strong executive team.

            “We are pleased to welcome Roman to his new position,” said Raymond Turner, president of Texas Taxi.  “He is a valuable strategic asset for Texas Taxi and Taxis Fiesta and will continue to help us expand and grow our outreach efforts in the communities we serve.”

            Martinez will also retain his current position as president of Taxis Fiesta, a wholly owned subsidiary of Texas Taxi, which boasts independent contractor drivers who are bilingual in English and Spanish.  Taxis Fiesta cab service is offered 24-hours a day, with a fully computerized dispatched fleet.  

In addition, Martinez will lead Yellow Cab /Taxis Fiesta Cares, a new charitable giving program that was launched in September to expand and strengthen the company’s history of community involvement initiatives. The quarterly Yellow Cab / Taxis Fiesta Cares program provides a combination of monetary donations, volunteer time, event sponsorships and public awareness support to Houston-area charities to raise awareness about their cause and promote fundraising activities.

Yellow Cab Houston and Taxis Fiesta’s vast community involvement ranges from working with local charities and events, including providing donations, volunteer and mentoring for area middle schools such as Fleming Middle School and McReynolds Middle School. In addition, Yellow Cab Houston and Taxis Fiesta have partnered with the Houston Police Foundation, Child Advocates, Inc.; the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure; the Spaulding Agency for Children; and Houston’s annual Fiestas Patrias parade. The companies have also created programs such as providing annual scholarships, underwriting local youth athletic events and building community awareness campaigns concerning drinking and driving.

For more information on Yellow Cab / Taxis Fiesta Cares, contact yellowcabcares@houstonyellowcab.com.

 

 

About Yellow Cab Houston

Yellow Cab Company of Houston, Inc. (YCCH) is Houston’s  largest computer dispatched taxi fleet.  With more than 1,200 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 www.yellowcabhouston.com.

 

About Taxis Fiesta

            Taxis Fiesta is Houston’s only bilingual computer dispatched fleet.  With more than 200 independent contractor operated cabs, Taxis Fiesta’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 www.taxisfiesta.com.

 

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