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Texas announces ‘Comin’ On Strong Tour’ all over the state

Posted March 19th, 2014

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This spring, Texans everywhere can determine who has a better stump speech: the candidates running for governor or Texas coach Charlie Strong.

Strong will be the keynote speaker in an 11-city tour that will take him to almost every major spot in the state. Presumably he’ll ride aboard the newly-christened Comin’ On Strong Tour bus, which is sponsored by Dish Network.

The athletic department has multiple reasons to stage a barnstorming tour, something UT rarely did under former coach Mack Brown.

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Strong wants to drum up excitement for the upcoming season. The department wants to support one of its broadcast partners, Dish Network. And Dish will presumably promote the heck out of Longhorn Network, which will start airing on Dish this summer.

Fans will be encouraged to take photos with Strong, Smokey the Cannon, Texas cheer and pom squads and the mascot Bevo.

Tickets at each location are $15 for adults and $8 for youth. Ticket price includes food, giveaways and a tour T-shirt. Tickets can be purchased starting at 9 a.m. Friday on TexasSports.com. For more information, call 512-232-3865.

2014 Comin’ On Strong Tour dates

April 21, Fort Worth

Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant

2201 N. Commerce St., Fort Worth, TX 76164

April 22, Dallas

Union Station

400 S. Houston St., Dallas, TX 75202

April 23, Houston

Reliant Stadium

Reliant Pkwy., Houston, TX 77054

April 24, Tyler

Holiday Inn

5701 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler, TX 75703

April 28, San Antonio

Sunset Station

1174 E. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX 78205

April 29, Corpus Christi

Brewster Street Ice House

1724 N. Tancahua St., Corpus Christi, TX 78401

April 30, Rio Grande Valley

Casa de Palmas Renaissance McAllen Hotel

101 N. Main St., McAllen, TX 78501

May 12, El Paso

El Paso Club

201 W. Main Dr., Ste. 800, El Paso, TX 79901

May 13, Midland/Odessa

Commemorative Air Force Museum

9600 Wright Dr., Midland, TX 79706

May 14, Amarillo

Amarillo Botanical Gardens

1400 Streit Dr., Amarillo, TX 79106

May 19, Beaumont

Beaumont Country Club

5355 Pine St., Beaumont, TX 77703

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