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  • Thu., Apr. 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light

    The 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light isThursday, April 30 at NRG Stadium.  The Draft Party begins at 5 p.m. CDT and the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CDT.

    NFL Network’s draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the 100 Level Concourse and Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 will broadcast live, with commentary and analysis from “The Voice of the Texans,” Marc Vandermeer, and a number of special guests. When the Texans make their first-round pick, fans at the Draft Party will hear from the player first as part of Texans Radio’s live broadcast.

    Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Texans fans can also get their first glimpse of the 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders when the squad makes its debut performance at the event. 

    Young fans can play in the TORO’s Kids Club Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and Deep Steel Thunder. Fans can also take photos in Memory Alley located on the concourse. 

    Get more information on the event here.

     

     

  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8AM - noon where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff will volunteer alongside Texans fans!

    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT NFL Draft Day 3 from Houston Texans Grille

    Stop by the Houston Texans Grille (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, Saturday, May 2 from 10:30am – 6:30pm for a chance to announce a Texans Draft Pick live on TV or chance to win tons of other prizes!

    All of the Texans draft picks that day will be made by Texans fans live from the Grille, with at least one on NFL Network and the rest on NFL.com. See rules - http://bit.ly/1Eid0WN

    Texans Radio with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer and special guests, will be broadcasting LIVE the entire time. Plus, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Ambassadors will be there for autographs and pictures!

  • Sun., May. 03, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: 2015 Draft on KTRK ABC 13

    Tune in to KTRK ABC 13 in Houston on Sunday, May 3 at 11pm to catch the Texans TV special, Texans All Access: 2015 Draft.  This will be an exclusive look into the day of the Texans first round draft pick, as well as an analysis of all the 2015 Texans draft picks from Texans TV Insiders.

    Fans throughout Texas, be sure to check your local TV listings for air dates and times in your area.

  • Tue., May. 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

  • Sun., May. 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Gridiron Gang Auditions

    Are you motivated, outgoing and passionate? Well then, we're looking for you to audition for the Houston Texans Gridiron Gang gameday entertainment team on Sunday, May 17 from 1-3pm at the Hosuton Methodist Training Center.

    For more info and to regsiter, click this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/gridiron2.html

  • Thu., May. 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Fri., Jun. 05, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

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McNair harps on stability with Kubiak, Smith extensions

Posted Jun 14, 2012

Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair said stability is "extremely important" after completing contract extensions for coach Gary Kubiak and GM Rick Smith.


The Texans have completed contract extensions for head coach Gary Kubiak and general manager/executive vice president Rick Smith, whose contracts were set to expire after the 2012 season.

Kubiak signed a new three-year contract that will keep him in Houston through 2014. Smith signed a four-year extension through 2016.

“We think stability is extremely important to the success of this team,” Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair said. “I’m real pleased with the leadership group that we’ve got.”

The Texans also recently gave a new contract to team president Jamey Rootes, who oversees the club’s business functions, and named vice chairman Cal McNair chief operating officer.

“We think that this is an outstanding group of men, and I think we’re going to see a lot of success for the organization as a result of having them in place for an extended period of time,” Bob McNair said. “As I said earlier, I do think stability is very important. All of these people work very well together, and they are committed to bringing a championship to Houston. That’s our goal, and that’s what we work for every day, and so I’m real pleased that we were able to bring this about.”

Kubiak and Smith both joined the Texans from the Denver Broncos in 2006, inheriting a 2-14 team. Only one player – All-Pro wide receiver Andre Johnson – is still on the roster from before their arrival.

The Texans are coming off a 10-6 season in which they won their first-ever AFC South title, made their first trip to the playoffs and won their first playoff game. Kubiak’s coaching and Smith’s roster-building helped them to overcome season-ending injuries to quarterbacks Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart and Pro Bowl outside linebacker Mario Williams, plus hamstring injuries that sidelined Johnson (nine) and All-Pro running back Arian Foster (three) for a combined 12 games.

“They’ve both done outstanding jobs,” McNair said. “I think the coaching performance last year of Gary was outstanding with the injuries that we had. I just don’t know how he could’ve done a better job. In terms of personnel, you’ve seen our personnel get better each year, and Rick and the scouts have really worked hard to be in the position to find talent and to bring ‘em in and to bring in free agents.

“And I want to point out that the way we operate is that even though Rick’s responsible for personnel and the draft, he works with Gary, and Gary has his input into that. And likewise, Gary is the one that decides who’s going to be on the field, but he works with Rick in terms of the personnel we have and what players we need to bring in and who should be on the roster. So it’s really a cooperative effort, and I think that brings about the success that we’ve enjoyed.”

Kubiak, a Houston native, called it an “honor” to receive his contract extension.

“It’s a big responsibility, and since the day I walked in here, it’s been a dream situation for me to come back home and to build a winner here in Houston,” Kubiak said. “I am just very thankful to Bob and Janice (McNair) and that their family has entrusted me with this situation and has done it again for a few more years. I’m just very proud to be a part of it, and I’ve always told you guys I pride myself on fulfilling contracts, not so much signing them. I’ve got another one to fulfill here, and I’m looking forward to it.”

Smith said he believes the Texans are positioned for sustained success over the next several years.

“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to help this franchise build a champion, and I stay that way today,” he said. “We come to work every day committed to doing what we need to do in order to make that happen. Bob’s committed, and Cal’s committed, Gary and Jamey – all of us are. I’m just excited about the opportunity to continue that. I think we have set the foundation for success, and we had a little bit of that last year, and I think we’re in position to continue that.”

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