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  • Sun., Apr. 19, 2015 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon

    The all new Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children’s Hospital is April 19. Space is limited and this event will sell out, so register your kids today by clicking on this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/triathlon/home.html

  • Mon., Apr. 20, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Spring Cleaning Sale at Go Texan Store

    Spring Cleaning Sale!

    It’s time to make room in your closet for lots of great new Texans gear! Stock up at our Spring Cleaning Sale April 20-21 with 20% off the entire store!*

    *Excludes sale and value items

    Store details - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

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    Spring Cleaning Sale!

    It’s time to make room in your closet for lots of great new Texans gear! Stock up at our Spring Cleaning Sale April 20-21 with 20% off the entire store!*

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    Store details - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., Apr. 25, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
     
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
    10:00am-12:30pm: Clinics


    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School


    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
  • Thu., Apr. 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light

    The 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light isThursday, April 30 at NRG Stadium.  The Draft Party begins at 5 p.m. CDT and the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CDT.

    NFL Network’s draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the 100 Level Concourse and Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 will broadcast live, with commentary and analysis from “The Voice of the Texans,” Marc Vandermeer, and a number of special guests. When the Texans make their first-round pick, fans at the Draft Party will hear from the player first as part of Texans Radio’s live broadcast.

    Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Texans fans can also get their first glimpse of the 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders when the squad makes its debut performance at the event. 

    Young fans can play in the TORO’s Kids Club Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and Deep Steel Thunder. Fans can also take photos in Memory Alley located on the concourse. 

    Get more information on the event here.

     

     

  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8AM - noon where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff will volunteer alongside Texans fans!

    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT NFL Draft Day 3 from Houston Texans Grille

    Stop by the Houston Texans Grille (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, Saturday, May 2 from 10:30am – 6:30pm for a chance to announce a Texans Draft Pick live on TV or chance to win tons of other prizes!

    All of the Texans draft picks that day will be made by Texans fans live from the Grille, with at least one on NFL Network and the rest on NFL.com.

    Texans Radio with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer and special guests, will be broadcasting LIVE the entire time. Plus, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Ambassadors will be there for autographs and pictures!

  • Tue., May. 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

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Fan feature: Texans Elvis

Posted Nov 18, 2012

Texans PSL holder and ultimate fan George Lazaneo has a unique gameday tradition.


EDITOR’S NOTE: This article appeared in the Houston Texans Gameday magazine on Nov. 18, 2012, for the Texans’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium.

Elvis may have left the building 35 years ago, but George Lazaneo has arrived at Reliant Stadium.

Lazaneo, also known as “The Texans Elvis,” has been a Houston Texans PSL holder and ultimate fan since the start of the franchise in 2002. Every Sunday of a home game, the native Houstonian puts on his rhinestone-encrusted “King of Rock ‘n Roll” getup and shakes his hips in the rowdy “Bull Pen” section of the Texans’ stadium.

“In the Bull Pen, you got to stand up most of the game and cheer as much as you can, and they encourage fans to dress up,” Lazaneo said. “That’s why me and my buddies started dressing up. Ten years later, I think I’m the only one of them still doing it.”

Lazaneo credits his grandmother, Sarah Eguino, and her 24-7 soundtrack of Elvis music for his costume concept. Eguino was the “biggest Elvis fan ever,” according to Lazaneo, and made his first red, white and blue Elvis suit.

“There was also that little bit of connection where the Oilers moved to Tennessee, where Elvis came from,” Lazaneo said. “It was kind of showing old (former Houston Oilers and current Tennessee Titans owner) Bud Adams that, ‘Hey, we got our own Elvis!’”

Growing up a diehard Oilers fan, Lazaneo was crushed when the team kissed the Lone Star State goodbye and moved to a new home in Nashville.

“I cried like everybody else cried, but thankfully, Mr. Bob McNair made a move to help all of Houston,” he said.

Lazaneo was inspired to step up his game as Texans Elvis when he won the Ultimate Fan contest in 2002 and received a complementary trip to San Diego for Super Bowl XXXVII.

“The Texans do everything super first-class, right down to our stadium,” Lazaneo said. “I won those tickets and was sent four days, five nights, first-class, resort… the whole thing. I came back after that and said, ‘Hey, I got to have the best suits possible, no matter the cost.’”

The cost was clearly not a factor, as Lazaneo admits to spending upwards of $8,000 on a brand new crystal-enhanced, “blinged-out” wardrobe.

“That was back when my wife didn’t look at my expenses, so I was able to get away with it,” Lazaneo said with a laugh.

The 2012 season has been a long-awaited one for Lazaneo, who can barely contain his excitement over the Texans’ 8-1 record. He remembers struggling to find friends willing to accompany him to games but now has a waiting list a mile long.

“It’s been 10 years just biding our time and paying our dues, and we’re finally Super Bowl-caliber this year,” he said. “Oh, my gosh. You better believe my tickets are already booked.”

An intricately designed “Battle Red Elvis” suit is in the works, complete with bullhorn rhinestones and plenty of bling. The costume should be ready by the final regular-season game, just in time for playoffs.

“I’m going to have to be the best wanna-be super fan Elvis in the NFL,” Lazaneo said. “I need to keep up with the Joneses and make sure I’m representing the Texans as best as I can.”

The Texans thank you, George. Thank you very much.

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