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First Responders presented by BHP
Liberty White Out Game. Presented by BHP

Each season, the Texans celebrate first responders during the Liberty White Out home opener. During this year's game, first responders from the Pearland Police Department, the Katy Fire Department, the Houston Police Department (HPD), the Houston Fire Department, and the Harris County Sheriff's Office served as Texas state flag holders. Santa Fe High School ISD Police Department chief Walter Braun, assistant chief Gary Forward, and officer John Barnes led the Texans onto the field as Homefield Advantage Captains, and the Texans held a reunion between a fan and the first responders who saved his life at a Texans preseason game.

Star of Courage. Presented by Apache

The Houston Texans and Apache are proud to partner to honor a local first responder with the Star of Courage award. In 2013, the Star of Courage award was created to recognize a first responder who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, bravery, and a commitment to Houston.

Nominations are now open! One winner will be selected to receive the Star of Courage award at a Texans game and a $10,000 donation in their name to the 100 Club of Houston, which supports the dependents of heroes lost in the line of duty. Monthly winners will also be selected and receive an award from the Texans and Apache and a tree planted in their honor.