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  • Fri., Oct. 03, 2014 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CDT Texans Friday: Kolache Factory

    Friday, October 3

    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 10705 Spring Green Blvd 900, Katy, TX 77494

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE sausage & cheese kolache (1/person) for this hour at any area Kolache Factory

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures at this Kolache Factory location

  • Tue., Oct. 07, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet current Texans Ambassador (former Texans linebacker #55) Danny Clark at the Verizon Clear Lake Store, 19222 Gulf Freeway, Suite A, Friendswood, TX 77546.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 07, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Thu., Oct. 09, 2014 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CDT Texans Friday: Kolache Factory

    Thursday, October 9

    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 14129 Memorial, Houston, TX 77079

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE sausage & cheese kolache (1/person) for this hour at any area Kolache Factory

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures at this Kolache Factory location

  • Tue., Oct. 14, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans kicker Randy Bullock and deep snapper Jon Weeks at the Verizon Sugar Land Store, 2109 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 14, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Oct. 14, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 10414 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77034

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Mon., Oct. 20, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappasito's

    Monday, October 20

    Noon-1pm – Pappasito’s Cantina, 2515 S. Loop West, Houston, TX 77054

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup regular Chile con Queso (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only. Dine-in only. Not valid for Queso Blanco.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Oct. 21, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Wed., Oct. 22, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet current Texans Ambassador (former Texans lineman) Steve McKinney at the Verizon The Woodlands Store, 1335 Lake Woodlands Dr., Suite A, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

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Texans Verizon Back to Football CARE-A-Van a hit

Posted Jul 25, 2012

The Texans surprised the City of Houston on Wednesday with their Verizon Back to Football CARE-A-Van.


Armed with gift cards, Verizon Tablets, autographed memorabilia and ear-to-ear smiles, a handful of Texans players traveled around Houston and surprised fans. The Texans Verizon Back to Football CARE-A-Van stopped at a McDonald’s in Meyerland, a Verizon store near the Galleria, the Academy Sports Outdoors on the Southwest Freeway, the Gulfgate H-E-B, before finishing at the Houston Texans YMCA.

The McDonald’s visit saw quarterback Matt Schaub handing out orders, outside linebacker Connor Barwin manning the drive-thru window and nose tackle Shaun Cody fixing shakes. Joining that trio was fullback James Casey, nose tackle Earl Mitchell linebackers Brooks Reed and Bryan Braman, defensive end Tim Jamison, and punter Brett Hartmann. The group would enter each location, sign autographs for fans, take pictures, clown around and pass out gift cards courtesy of Verizon. The entire experience was promoted solely through social media, and the players and organization would Tweet where they were headed next on the excursion. At each stop, the group would stay for roughly 10-20 minutes before heading on to the following location.

“It’s a different way of interacting with the fans,” Mitchell said. “It’s just getting us ready for the season. Getting us amped and it’s fun.”

Staci Smith of Verizon was the driving force behind the event, and she particularly enjoyed the fans’ reactions to seeing the players.

“It’s just fun to see, especially the kids’ faces, when Matt Schaub walks in and is bagging groceries at H-E-B, or serving them an ice cream cone with Shaun Cody and Connor Barwin at McDonald’s,” Smith said. “It’s a ‘money-can’t-buy’ experience.”

There are tentative plans to have another CARE-A-Van at some point during the season.

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