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  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors (8453 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77640) from 4-5 PM to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!

    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (3939 Dowlen Rd., Suite 11, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 8-9 PM to meet the Houston Texans during the first half of the Texans vs. Broncos game!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.
  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM CDT Texans at Broncos The Texans travel to Denver to face off against the Broncos.
  • Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Back To Tailgating The Houston Texans are Back to Football so it’s time for you to get Back to Tailgating at the Academy Sports + Outdoors in Pearland on Sun., Aug. 24 from 3-5 PM. Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO & Deep Steel Thunder for this free event.  Also, get tailgating tips for the 2014 season from former H-E-B Tailgaters of the Year!
  • Tue., Aug. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas The Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas is Tuesday, August 26 at 12 noon.  It’s your chance to have lunch with the entire Texans team, as well as hear from new head coach Bill O’Brien as we get Back to Football and prepare for the 2014 season. 
  • Thu., Aug. 28, 2014 7:00 PM CDT 49ers at Texans The Texans host the 49ers at NRG Stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

    Celebrate the return of college football with a Big Ten and SEC showdown at NRG Stadium, as the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers square off in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on Saturday August 30 at 8pm. Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at advocare texas kickoff dot com.

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

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Friday notebook: Texans finish preparations, donate bikes

Posted Dec 17, 2010

After making their final preparations for the Tennessee Titans on Friday, the Texans donated new bicycles to 230 local children.


The Texans donated 230 new bicycles to children from the Boys & Girls Club and other local organizations on Friday. Players mingled with the giddy youngsters for several minutes after practice.

The bikes were purchased from Academy Sports Outdoors with money that players and coaches accrued from fines throughout the season. It’s been an annual Christmas tradition since Gary Kubiak became Texans coach in 2006.

“It’s pretty cool,” Kubiak said. “We’ve done it every year and it has gotten a little bigger each year. I appreciate the guys doing it. It’s important to them. They are the ones that want to do it, and I think it’s great for the kids.

“It starts off as fine money, but it really just ends up being donations. It’s just something that we get together and do every year. Coaches and players, they were all kids once. They probably remember their first bike, too.”   

Focused on Titans
Kubiak was asked what he thought about Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair saying Wednesday that he believes the team is on the right track.

“I think it’s good for him to talk to our players,” Kubiak said. “They hear my voice all the time, so I appreciate him doing that. But when it’s all said and done, the bottom line is Bob wants us to beat Tennessee. That’s where my focus is.”

Busy week
It’s been a short and hectic week for the Texans. Not only did they have one less day to prepare because they played on Monday Night Football, they had to work in three new players after putting Mario Williams, Mike Brisiel and David Anderson on injured reserve.

“We got a new starting guard (Antoine Caldwell) this week,” Kubiak said. “We have a defensive end situation that we have to get worked out, and we’re suiting up a player that we just picked up (DeMario Pressley). From a receiver standpoint, we have an adjustment to make with David out. We had a lot of work to do coming off of probably our most physical game of the year. I thought that we were sharp and fresh today. We’ll be ready to go.”

Townsel’s chance?
Anderson’s injury means that rookie wide receiver Dorin Dickerson will play against the Titans. It also could provide an opportunity for receiver Derrick Townsel, who was called up from the practice squad on Wednesday.

“I’m excited,” said Townsel, a 5-9, 175-pound rookie who returned kicks in college at Murray State. “I’m just glad that they’re giving me an opportunity to possibly go out and show what I can do against another team. Been going against the ones on this team for a while, and I’m just happy they’re giving me the opportunity.”

Health check
Rookie tight end Garrett Graham was ruled out of Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury. Otherwise, the Texans are in good health heading into their game in Nashville.

No Texans players were listed as doubtful or questionable on the final injury report. Twelve were listed as probable: linebackers Xavier Adibi (hamstring) and Brian Cushing (knee/finger/neck), tight ends Owen Daniels (hamstring) and Joel Dreessen (hand), running back Arian Foster (hip), wide receiver Andre Johnson (ankle), cornerback Glover Quin (hand), kicker Neil Rackers (right hamstring), quarterback Matt Schaub (left arm), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (neck), wide receiver Kevin Walter (knee) and tackle Eric Winston (shoulder).

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