On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Aug. 01, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.

  • Sun., Aug. 02, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Making of the Houston Texans Cheerleaders: Making the Calendar

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) to get the behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the 2015-2016 Houston Texans Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar from El Conquistador Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • Fri., Aug. 07, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Tax Free Weekend at the Go Texan Store

    TAX FREE WEEKEND AT THE GO TEXAN STORE AUGUST 7-8

    Now’s the perfect time to gear up for the season with tax free weekend at the Go Texan Store August 7-8.

    Whether you want new t-shirts, fresh hats for training camp, or even a customized jersey, the store has it all!

  • Sat., Aug. 08, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Tax Free Weekend at the Go Texan Store

    TAX FREE WEEKEND AT THE GO TEXAN STORE AUGUST 7-8

    Now’s the perfect time to gear up for the season with tax free weekend at the Go Texan Store August 7-8.

    Whether you want new t-shirts, fresh hats for training camp, or even a customized jersey, the store has it all!

  • Sat., Aug. 08, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Cheerleaders Calendar Reveal Party

    Stop by the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Saturday, August 8 from 11AM - 1 PM to be the first to see the new 2015-2016 Houston Texans Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar.

    You'll have an opportunity to purchase the calendar for only $10, get a behind the scenes look at the Cheerleader locker room, mini makeovers and a 10% discount* at the Go Texan Store.

    http://www.houstontexans.com/cheerleaders/swimsuit-calendar/2015-16-calendar.html

    *exclusions apply

  • Sat., Aug. 08, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.

  • Sun., Aug. 09, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: Training Camp

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 11 PM to watch all the position battles and exclusive coverage from Houston Texans Training Camp as they prepare for the start of the 2015 season.

  • Sat., Aug. 15, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

  • Sat., Aug. 15, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.

  • Sun., Aug. 16, 2015 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CDT Houston Texans Inside the Game

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.

News

Print
RSS

Team honors former Spanish radio voice Rolando Becerra

Posted Sep 28, 2013

Former Spanish radio play-by-play voice Rolando Becerra is getting honored by the Texans during Sunday's Week 4 matchup with Seattle.

In many ways, Rolando Becerra has lived the American dream.

The former Spanish voice of the Texans, Becerra is being honored Sunday at Reliant Stadium during the Week 4 matchup with the Seahawks. The road from his native Cuba to Houston was a winding and thrilling one.

Born in 1949, he emigrated from Sagua La Grande to the United States, landing in the south-Florida town of Pahokee. After a stint in the U.S. Army in the 1960’s, Becerra spent the bulk of the 1970’s on the airwaves in Miami, covering news as well as sports.

In the early 1980’s, he arrived in Houston, where he was on the air for over three decades. He’s the only man to broadcast Astros, Oilers, Rockets and Texans games in Spanish, and he did it his way.

“I didn’t do play-by-play,” Becerra said of his style. “I would tell the audience ‘This is a radio program that is happening during a football game. And it is my job to entertain you.’”

From 2002 through the 2011 season, Becerra enchanted Texans fans as the team’s play-by-play voice in Spanish. And he relished every minute of it.

“I enjoyed my work,” Becerra said. “It was fantastic. I loved it.”

Becerra said his favorite moments on the job with the Texans were the team’s first regular season game, first preseason contest, as well as the knockdown-drag out on the road in Baltimore during the 2011 playoffs.

The Texans organization is honoring Becerra for his service to the franchise, and also highlighting the amazing 30-plus year career of the Texas Radio Hall of Famer. Becerra was surprised by the festivities, and very grateful.

“I’m honored,” Becerra said. “I’m flattered. I didn’t expect it. I just did my work. I did the best I could.”

Becerra served as the play-by-play voice of the Astros from 1986 to 1992, and held the same duties for the Houston Rockets from 1988 to 1993. As the voice of the Oilers from 1994 to 1996, he saw the exit of one pro football team in Houston, and was behind the microphone for the arrival of the next in 2002.

That sports experience, combined with his daily work as a talk-show host, landed him in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2010. He said it was a big thrill, but ever the worker, he spent his induction day broadcasting a Texans-Jaguars regular season game.

A talented singer as well, Becerra plans on expanding his music repertoire and performing again in the coming years, and he’ll also continue to enjoy time with his children and grandchildren. As far as Sunday’s ceremony goes, he said it’s very sweet.

“This is the icing on the cake,” Becerra said.

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

Trending Now

Recent News