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  • Tue., Apr. 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Spring Cleaning Sale at Go Texan Store

    Spring Cleaning Sale!

    It’s time to make room in your closet for lots of great new Texans gear! Stock up at our Spring Cleaning Sale April 20-21 with 20% off the entire store!*

    *Excludes sale and value items

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

  • Sat., Apr. 25, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
     
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
    10:00am-12:30pm: Clinics


    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School


    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
  • 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.

    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

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Texans extend contracts of Gary Kubiak and Rick Smith

Posted Jun 14, 2012

The Texans have announced contract extensions for head coach Gary Kubiak and executive vice president/general manager Rick Smith.


HOUSTON – Houston Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak and Executive Vice President/General Manager Rick Smith have led the franchise’s football operations since 2006 and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future with contract extensions for both men, the team announced today.

“I believe it is very important to have stability within an organization, and it starts with leadership,” Texans Owner and CEO Bob McNair said.  “We now have all of our key executives and coaches under long-term contracts. This includes (President) Jamey Rootes, (Vice Chairman/COO) Cal (McNair) and now (Executive Vice President/GM) Rick Smith and (Head Coach) Gary Kubiak. All four of these men are key components of our organization and I am pleased they will serve in leadership roles going forward.

“I feel this action gives us stability going forward and positions us to have many successful seasons for the Houston Texans.”

Kubiak and Smith have worked hand-in-hand to help build the Texans from the 2-14 club they inherited in 2006 to the AFC South division champions and the city of Houston’s first playoff football team since 1993 last season.

Kubiak was named the AFC Coach of the Year by NFL 101 after leading the Texans to a 10-6 regular season record and the franchise’s first division crown, playoff berth and playoff win in 2011. He has a franchise-record 48 wins (including the playoffs) since being named the second head coach of the Houston Texans on Jan. 26, 2006.

The Houston native has led the Texans to the four best seasons in franchise history, going 8-8 in 2007 and 2008 before producing the first winning season in team history in 2009, narrowly missing the playoffs at 9-7. His tenure has been marked by offensive proficiency, producing the top five scoring, total offense and passing season marks in franchise history from 2007-11.  The top two rushing seasons in franchise history have come on Kubiak’s watch as well, including a franchise-record 153.0 yards per game in 2011, which ranked second in the NFL.

Four of the Texans’ top five defensive seasons have come under Kubiak, including the third-largest defensive turnaround in NFL history from 2010 to 2011. The 2011 Texans gave up 285.7 yards per game to finish second in the League after giving up 376.9 yards per game and finishing 30th in 2010.

In 2011, Houston’s offense battled through a glut of maladies, including season-ending injuries to quarterbacks Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart. Despite the injuries, Houston ranked second in the NFL in rushing and rookie QB T.J. Yates led a stretch run to the playoffs, while CB Johnathan Joseph, C Chris Myers and DE Antonio Smith earned their first trips to the Pro Bowl, and RB Arian Foster earned his second consecutive selection.

Strong team performances on offense and defense have been sparked by some outstanding individual efforts under Kubiak. Seventeen of the 21 Pro Bowl selections in team history have come during Kubiak’s tenure, and the Texans are the only team in the NFL to produce a rushing, receiving and passing yardage champion since Kubiak became head coach.

The Texans have posted a 30-19 (.612) home record since 2006 and have had at least a .500 record at home in each of Kubiak’s six seasons. The team was 10-22 (.315) at home prior to Kubiak’s arrival.

Smith has served as the club’s general manager since June, 2006 and added the title of executive vice president prior to the 2011 season. In his six previous seasons with the Texans, Smith has steadily strengthened Houston’s roster through the draft, free agency and trades at key positions. The depth and talent acquired through those mediums allowed the Texans to persevere through a potentially catastrophic glut of injuries last season.

The Texans re-signed Foster prior to the 2011 season. Foster then went on to earn his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection and a long-term contract extension with the team on March 6, 2012. Smith also bolstered Houston’s secondary with the signing of heralded unrestricted free agents Joseph and FS Danieal Manning prior to last season.

During an injury-filled 2011 season, Houston relied on players Smith drafted, as OLB Connor Barwin moved into Mario Williams’ weakside spot and recorded a team-best 11.5 sacks. TE Owen Daniels, who Smith re-signed following the 2010 season, led the team with 54 receptions for 677 yards. Yates, a fifth-round draft pick in 2011, became the first rookie quarterback to orchestrate comeback wins in his first two starts since 1968, including Houston’s playoff-clinching win in Week 13 at Cincinnati.

Smith also spearheaded the draft process in switching the team’s defense to a 3-4 scheme in 2011, drafting DE J.J. Watt (5.5 sacks) and OLB Brooks Reed (6.0 sacks), who became the first rookie teammates to record more than five sacks apiece since 1996. Reed also set a franchise rookie sack record.

Smith also orchestrated the trade with Atlanta in 2007 that brought Schaub to Houston. Since then, Schaub had back-to-back 4,000-yard passing seasons (2009-10), led the NFL in passing in 2009 with 4,770 yards, was named the 2010 Pro Bowl MVP and helped lead Houston’s offense to three-straight top-four NFL rankings (2008-10).

Smith’s greatest success in the draft thus far came in 2009, when the Texans drafted Brian Cushing with the 15th overall pick. Cushing earned NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and Pro Bowl honors that year and led the team in tackles in 2011 for the second time in three years. Foster, who was signed by Smith as undrafted rookie free agent in 2009, had a breakout year in 2010, leading the NFL with 2,220 yards from scrimmage, 20 touchdowns scored and 1,616 yards rushing, the most ever by an undrafted player, in addition to earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors.

The former Purdue defensive back was appointed to the NFL’s Competition Committee by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in 2008 and was an original member of the General Managers Advisory. Smith also earned recognition from his peers and was honored with the Tank Younger Award in 2008, presented annually by the Fritz Pollard Alliance for outstanding work in an NFL front office.   

Smith has also had success drafting in the later rounds, taking 24 players between the fourth and seventh rounds from 2007-11. Those players have combined to start 156 games for the Texans, with 2009 fourth-round pick SS Glover Quin starting the most at 44 games.

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