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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

  • Tue., Apr. 21, 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

  • 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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"Field Level" Blog: The Introduction

Posted Jul 18, 2013

Read the first ever “Field Level” blog here on HoustonTexans.com, a new feature designed to show the ins and outs of life in the Houston Texans organization.


Welcome to the first ever “Field Level” blog here on the Texans website, a new feature designed to show the ins and outs of life in the Houston Texans organization. My name is Eric SanInocencio, and I have the pleasure of serving as the digital media manager for the club.

I’m beginning my second week on the job, so consider this a running diary of my rookie season here at Reliant Stadium. 

I’ve been working in sports my entire career, and make my way to Houston after spending the last three years at the helm of the Southeastern Conference’s website and social media platforms. Much like Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (Alabama/SEC), I’ve been “drafted” to the National Football League, having waved goodbye to college life in the SEC.

What we do, and consequently what you see on HoustonTexans.com, will be the focus of “Field Level”. We are going to pull back the curtain, giving you an ongoing glimpse into the inner workings of not just our jobs, but the effects of our work on you, the Texans fan. Over the course of the year, you will hear from several members of the digital media department, in an attempt to show all sides of life at Reliant Stadium.

Digital media is a growing field, yet still mainly misunderstood by most of the public. The term itself is misleading, since so much can fall under this umbrella.

Think about it.

Do you visit our website (obviously you do, because you reading this)? Do you read Texans stories on your phone? Did you snap a Texans related photo on your Instagram account? Did you tweet out how much you can’t wait for football season on Twitter while using the hash tag #WeAreTexans?

If you’ve ever done any of that, along with a million other things, you are a part of the digital media landscape. The way that all ties together, and the steps WE take to make it easier for you to connect with us is ultimately our job, and that journey is what I hope to explain in this blog.

The beauty of the digital sports world is that there is no real blueprint for the task we are undertaking. That is incredibly unique.

For example, if you want to run a business, chances are you have a general idea of how to get there. You start at the bottom, try to learn as much as you can and work incredibly hard. Over time, you hope that with the right skill set and talents you’ll reach the top. While there are variations to this example, the pathway is already pretty established.

That logic doesn’t really apply here.

When I graduated college in 2003 (man I’m getting old), social media as we know it didn’t exist. We used an atlas for directions (thank heavens for GPS), and our flip phones (if you still have one of these, laugh at yourself) were no replacement for a landline. While that seems like ages ago (at least it does to me), only 10 years have passed since those days.

Today, smartphones are mini-computers, desktop models are disappearing and we read books on electronic tablets. The world is smaller, and the ways we connect with people have allowed us to shrink the globe. I have several people I call “friends” that I’ve never met personally, yet we’ve talked as if we’ve been neighbors our whole lives. That is today’s world.

So, how do we learn? We listen…to you. Being a fan is the epitome of making an investment, and our goal is to see that investment grow over time. You have a personal stake in the Houston Texans, so we have a personal stake in you. That’s the only way this works.

I’m a fan at heart, so the way I approach my job is from your mindset. While that sounds different, to me it makes the most sense. What’s the best way to try and figure out how to engage with our fans? Think like them. Understand them. Learn why they care so much.

Be a fan.

So, over the course of my tenure here with the Texans, I want you guys to feel like you have someone in your corner. You have questions? Suggestions? Criticism? Don’t think of the Texans as a faceless organization. You will now get to know us all personally.

Got the general idea? Good. That wraps up our first ever Field Level blog. See you in the trenches next week.

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.

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