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  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans defensive ends Jared Crick and Tim Jamison at the Verizon Greenway Store, 3817 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX 77027

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Texans Live at Houston Texans Grille Texans Live with Marc Vandermeer broadcasts live from 6-8pm the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), and offensive lineman Duane Brown calls in from 6-7pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Sonic Drive-In

    Friday, September 5
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 8504 Main St., Houston, TX 77025

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE All-American Hot Dog (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Go Texan Store

    Friday, September 5
    6pm-7pm – Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium

    Stop by for a 20% discount on white gear for this hour in preparation for Liberty White Out on Sept. 7

    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT “Player Inspired: Kareem Jackson Fly Guy” Apparel Line Launch Party

    Visit the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 7 PM for cornerback Kareem Jackson's new Player Inspired Fly Guy apparel line launch party. Stop by to meet Kareem, get light refreshments and to pick up some of his new apparel.

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 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
  • Fri., Sep. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappadeaux

    Friday, September 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 13080 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup of Shrimp Gumbo (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 16610 US Hwy 59, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

    Player(s) subject to change.

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Vandermeer's View: Two Texans Part of the 'New' Pro Bowl

Posted Jan 23, 2014

Marc Vandermeer, Voice of the Texans, examines the 'new' Pro Bowl from the Texans' perspective.



Upon arriving in Honolulu, I was thoroughly prepared to endorse a quick return to the old Pro Bowl format of AFC vs NFC. But after checking out the draft and hearing Deion Sanders promise that J.J. Watt will get touches on offense, I'll reserve judgment.

Watt and Duane Brown are the only Texans here (Andre Johnson is injured) and they'll both play on Team Sanders, coached by Chuck Pagano and quarterbacked by new Texans villain Andrew Luck.

Last year, I took photos of Watt catching passes from Peyton Manning in pre game warm ups. This year, I imagine I'll be filing shots of Watt on the receiving end of throws from Manning's Indy replacement.

The fact that Sanders put something like that out there and the overall spirit of fun surrounding this year's event might make it a better show. As fans, that's what you care about most but believe me, the players cherish the week here as time well spent with their families and friends after a grueling season.

I'll be eager to catch up with the two Texans here and also get some thoughts on Bill O'Brien from Patriots and former O'Brien pupils Logan Mankins and Mathew Slater.

Last year, nine Texans made the trip. It seems like yesterday we were making sense of a 2012 season that slid in the wrong direction with losses in four of the last six games overall. And If you had told me that I would be standing on the same island one year later, asking questions about a new coach who took over following a 2-14 meltdown, I would say you shouldn't operate heavy machinery. Yet here we are.

This event is just a blip on the off season radar. But there are plenty of angles to take in. Pagano's team has two second year QBs in Luck and Nick Foles (plus third year man, Cam Newton).

And speaking of Pagano, how many would have picked him to be in the post season his first two seasons? The Texans are hoping that a first year NFL coach and young quarterback make a lot of noise fast. I'll ask some of these guys how they were able to do it.

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