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  • 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

  • Mon., Oct. 20, 2014 7:30 PM CDT Texans at Steelers The Texans travel to face the Steelers.
  • 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.

  • Fri., Oct. 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, October 24
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 739 North Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, TX 77060
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos or 1 Monster Taco (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 12:00 PM CDT Texans at Titans The Texans travel to face the Titans.
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet TBD Texans player(s) at the Verizon Stadium Store, 8505 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 28, 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. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet a TBD Texans player and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 2404 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP

    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

    Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at BOTPW.com.

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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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