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    Meet Texans fullback Jay Prosch and running back Jonathan Grimes at the Verizon Pasadena Store, 5575 Fairmont Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77505.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

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    Meet Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Ben Jones at the Verizon Northline Store, 4400F North Freeway, Houston, TX 77022.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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
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    Meet Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 11077 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290 @ 34th St.), Houston, TX 77092.

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    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
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  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.,
    Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

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  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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

Texans Cheerleader Vanessa wrapping up week at Pro Bowl

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 26, 2013 – 10:00 am

Pro Bowl Texans Cheerleader Vanessa checks in from Hawaii…

Aloha!

I can’t believe the week is nearly over. I feel like I just landed! Friday was a great “relaxing” day. Most of the Pro Bowl Cheerleaders had the day off and took advantage of it- we hit the International Market for shopping and then the BEACH! We were stoked to finally enjoy the gorgeous weather, soak up the sun and put our feet in the Pacific Ocean.

After lunch with my mom and aunt, I had to get ready for “Eat The Street,” an event that gathered different food trucks and entertainment. The Pro Bowl Cheerleaders performed together for the first time. It was so much fun! After our performance we introduced ourselves to the crowd… There were plenty of Houston Texans fans in the audience! We signed tons of autographs and then headed back to the hotel.

Saturday is the famous Ohana Day where fans get the chance to see the Pro Bowl players practice and to see the cheerleaders perform. I’m anxious for the day ahead and so excited to see the Houston Texans fans in the stands. ❤


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Pro Bowl update from Texans Cheerleader Vanessa

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 24, 2013 – 10:11 pm

vmhtcPro Bowl Texans Cheerleader Vanessa checks in from Hawaii…

Good afternoon, Texans fans!

Today (Thursday), we had our first field rehearsal at Aloha Stadium. The rehearsal lasted about three hours, and it rained nearly the entire time. It was such a surreal and humble time for me. I’ve never cheered in any other stadium or arena, aside from our beloved Reliant Stadium, so it was a change of scenery to have an open stadium with orange seats. I am so proud and honored to be able to stand on the sidelines on Sunday wearing my Texans uniform and representing the great city of Houston.

After rehearsal, our line (AFC Two- we are the tall girls :)) headed over to the Schofield Barracks for NFL Play60. We taught a routine to a great group of young girls and signed lots of autographs. The girls were so excited to meet us, one even burst into tears! We felt like rock stars. :)

We are heading to a team dinner tonight, and I’m looking forward to getting to know my fellow Pro Bowl Cheerleaders even more!

Aloha…


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Texans Cheerleader Vanessa arrives in Hawaii

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 23, 2013 – 3:12 pm

Pro Bowl Texans Cheerleader Vanessa checks in from Hawaii…

ImageAloha Texans fans!

This is Vanessa, your 2013 Houston Texans Pro Bowl Cheerleader. I made it safe and sound to Hawaii! The flight was about 8.5 hours and I was fortunate enough to sit next to one of my Pro Bowl teammates, Breanna with the Colts. I know, AFC South rivals, but she is kind and we immediately bonded.

After landing in Honolulu and getting to the hotel, we were pretty hungry, so we headed to dinner. I met my roommate, Sam with the Jags, I know, I know… AFC rivals again. Sam is so great and down-to-earth and I can tell that we are going to get along extremely well!

Day 2 started with breakfast and motivational speeches from our Pro Bowl directors. It was very inspirational to hear about the past Pro Bowl cheerleaders. We learned that this is the 20th anniversary of NFL cheerleaders at the Pro Bowl!

After breakfast, we headed to our photo shoot on the rocks by the gorgeous hotel pool. During the shoot, it rained a little and then the gorgeous sun showed up. I am so excited to see the finished product! After the shoot, we headed to our longest practice of the week – 10 hours! We are tired but optimistic!

I will check in with y’all tomorrow. I am so honored to be here representing the Texans Cheerleaders. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter @TexansCheer and my account @HTC_ Vanessa, because I am also sending videos of my amazing experience!

‘Til tomorrow..


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Ariana recounts Curacao excursion

Posted by drewdougherty on March 20, 2011 – 8:58 pm

We are back! If I could summarize our trip in one word it would be UNBELIEVABLE!

Just as I imagined, we were in great company!

We arrived early Thursday evening in Curacao and were quickly briefed on the rules of the island – as Americans visiting our military that is- and given our itinerary for the next day.

We were up early Friday and began immediately rotating through the stations on base with Theo and Jay, Tomoko from the Bucs, and Stefanie and Alyson from the Titans. Following this tight schedule ensured that we had enough time to see everything and learn as much as possible about the daily duties of our troops on the island as well as the tasks they perform off base.

We found that the majority of the men and women stationed there were from the Air Force and the Navy.

At our first location, we were introduced to some of the men from the Air Force. I say “some” because it was a no-fly day, meaning that on these days they are not required to come to work. But because they had been expecting us, they were more than happy to be able to show us around.

They did this the entire day with each group that visited during the valued time there are given off, the time they could have spent resting, and the time they could have spent doing anything other than giving us “tours.”

That is just a small example of the kindness we were shown throughout our stay.

After seeing the entire base, we had just a few hours to rest before Theo and Jay’s show. The guys that had been escorting us since our arrival to the airport offered to show us the island and we immediately jumped on the opportunity. To our advantage, Q, as he asked us to call him, had been stationed there two years! He knew just about every inch of the island!

After a thirty minute drive, some unpaved trails, and a short walk, we found ourselves at the west point of the island. It was stunning! Bashing against the rocks and shooting up through a blowhole, the water looked as if it had been filled with blue and turquoise dye!

Had it not been for his familiarity with the island, we would have never seen let alone have heard of this place!

I’m sure most the battery from my camera was drained while we were there!

After leaving, we took a different route back to the base, the scenic route. I laughed when I heard this and said, “scenic route?” As if everything we hadn’t already seen wasn’t “scenic!”

Q then made a pit stop at a local restaurant where you can actually cliff dive straight into the crystal clear water!

Jay and Julius, another one of the men that had been escorting us, took advantage of being men, and needing only five minutes to do their hair and dove in!

Quite entertaining I must say!

As nervous as they were they said it was well worth it!

By then of course, we had to head back to get ready for Theo and Jay’s comedy show.

By 7 pm we were sitting beachside with most of the men and women stationed there listening to Theo and Jay put their talent to use.

Not only did my abs get a workout, but I’m sure I wasn’t the only one that had to wipe my eyes from laughing so hard. They were absolutely hilarious. If you haven’t heard of either of them you definitely should!

As Theo was about to go off stage, he said something that I am sure I had not considered. If it weren’t for these men and women fighting everyday for our rights as Americans, and for things such as the freedom of speech, he would not have a job. He was especially thankful for that right and said even though the show was for them, had it not been for what they do, he would never have had the opportunity to do so.

Again, unbelievable.

I am reminded every second during these military appreciation tours of how blessed I am to be a part of this country.

I always thank Armed Forces Entertainment for this experience, and I will do so again but now I see that any opportunity I am given is also a right. These tours are always a choice. I am allowed to choose whether or not I go and it is because of our troops that I have this freedom.

I especially thank the troops for WHAT they fight for.

Once again, on behalf of myself and the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Thank You!

-Ariana


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Ariana set for trip to Curacao

Posted by drewdougherty on March 16, 2011 – 11:55 pm

Good Evening Texans Fans! The opportunity has once again made itself present! Andrea and I are headed on yet another military tour in the morning!

Armed Forces Entertainment has given us the honor of joining them on their tour to the tiny island of Curacao.

Sitting just above Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea, Curacao is rich with culture! What could be better than experiencing it like this?

I can’t forget to mention that we will also be joined in our expression of thanks by Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders! It is always exciting to be able to meet cheerleaders from other NFL teams and being able to work alongside them under these circumstances is incredible!

But that’s not it, Theo Von, recognized comedian and reality show star, as well as Jay Davis from Stand-Up, will be joining us as well!

This trip is bound to be quite entertaining.

Although we will be there a short three days, and half of our time is allotted to traveling, Andrea and I will do our best to make sure Texans will not soon be forgotten.

Armed Forces Entertainment is allowing us to leave our mark and with pride! All that’s left is for us to go to sleep and wake- up again and we are on our way. 

Andrea- don’t forget your passport!

-Ariana


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Photos from Texans Cheerleaders’ visit to Korea

Posted by Nick Scurfield on February 15, 2011 – 5:39 pm

If you’ve been reading our blogs, then you already know that a group of Houston Texans Cheerleaders recently traveled to South Korea to visit U.S. military troops.

Here are some photos from their trip:


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Ariana grateful for time in Korea with troops

Posted by drewdougherty on February 7, 2011 – 10:24 am

An nyong ha se yo!

That means ‘hello’ in Korean!

As you can see we are safe! We arrived Wednesday night and had just enough time to go straight to our rooms to prepare for our first day “on duty.”

Traveling via Blackhawk and van, we spent the day visiting with men and women in the Marines, Army, Navy, and Air Force.

While on the Blackhawk, our captain shared one of his war stories. It was tough just listening to him and I can’t imagine having experienced it. Being able to hear what these men and women deal with firsthand and being able to thank them personally is worth more than I can express in just a few short lines.

For the next couple of days, our time in Korea consisted of more traveling and more visits to each base. The rest of the girls and I along with Adam Hayward, linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, were divided into two groups in order to be able to cover as much ground as possible.

Being honored with coins at the end of each visit, I am sure I can speak for us all when I say that the value of these coins is beyond measurable.

I have discovered through trips like these that the strength that our troops have is more than physical. Leaving their families behind for months, even years, they undergo conditions that most of us will never have to encounter. It is because of their sacrifices that we are able to live as freely as we do in the United States.

I could say thank you everyday for the rest of my life and even then I do not feel that it would be enough!

But for what it’s worth and on behalf of myself and the Houston Texans Cheerleaders…thank you!

~Ariana


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Andrea recounts trip to North Korea border

Posted by drewdougherty on February 7, 2011 – 9:41 am

These past couple days have been amazing!

Our first day here most of what we did was travel, which was fine with us because we rode in style!

We spent half of our day in a Blackhawk flying from base-to-base performing for troops all over South Korea! Ariana even got to start the Blackhawk and we sat in front with the two pilots. We have already preformed our 45-minute show twice for two different bases and are heading to another base right now where we will dance our last show for the troops!

It’s beautiful here in Korea. Snow is covering the mountains everywhere! It is definitely not as cold as we anticipated, but still cold enough for a pair of gloves!

Some of us were brave enough to try some Korean food, but squid on a stick was easy to pass up! Most of the group ended up getting instant noodles, (yes real, outside-the-base, Korean food) which was basically Ramen noodle soup :)

Sunday was easily the best day so far! We started out this morning taking a tour of Camp Bonifas, which is a demilitarized (DMZ). This is the closest base that you can get to North Korea! It actually crosses over in some places. They gave us a briefing of history of North and South Korea and what we should or should not do.

Some rules to follow: do NOT make any gestures at the ROK police, which are hand selected soldiers from North Korea, don’t point, wave, and definitely do not touch! Do not cross the furthest ROK soldier which was actually standing in North Korea in the same room with us! He was a grand master of Tae-Kwan-Do, standing in a ready position to take down anyone who crossed his path. It was safe to say that keeping our hands in our pockets was our best bet! We actually got to cross into of North Korea, keeping in mind a couple more steps and we would have been forcefully taken to the ground as the US troops told us! You are only allowed so far!

Our tour of Camp Bonifas was amazing, we only wish the fog would have let up a little so we could have had the chance to see the bridge of no return and a couple more important points of interest. As our tour ended we had lunch with the troops, took pictures, and listened to their personal stories!

We also performed our last 45-minute show for another base close to North Korea’s border. We went from Camp Bonifas to Camp Casey, about an hour drive and didn’t even know that we were still only 11 miles from the border of North and South Korea! On this base every troop is front line! It was such a good feeling to be with the people who are literally in danger every single day! Our last show went out with a bang and the soldiers loved it! Today was such a good reminder of how blessed we really are to have these men and women fighting for us EVERY SINGLE DAY!


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The Twins, HTC are in Korea

Posted by drewdougherty on February 4, 2011 – 10:09 am

Well, we finally made it to Korea and it was definitely a very long plane ride.

We had so much to pack:  dance gear, cold weather gear, Texas gear…can’t forget those hats and boots, but unfortunately almost all our suitcases were over the weight limit. We have flown often, but we must say, we have never been on such a long flight. It seemed like it went on forever.

Don’t get us wrong. We really enjoyed sitting around doing much of nothing, because we knew when we arrived in South Korea, we would be running non-stop and would need all the rest we could get. Before arriving in Tokyo we actually got to catch up on watching lots of movies. We watched 8 movies and even had two hours to spare of extra time. If you can imagine sitting and watching movies for about 16 hours, then you can imagine how the trip was for us.

We hear it is cold in Texas, but it is really cold in Korea too. I guess we picked a good time to be gone. We were thinking we would be leaving temperatures in the 50′s to come to below zero, but we hear Texas is in the teens and twenties. Ya’ll stay warm and we will too.

We are so fortunate to have gotten chosen to represent the HTC on this tour. We hope to meet and get to know some of the people who are sacrificing time with the friends and families to serve our country. I know those we meet will be an inspiration to us and we will work really, really hard to bring some “home” to them. So far, we have met about our responsibilities and duties and it sounds like we are gonna be really, really busy, but at the same time really, really exciting.

Next time you hear from us, we will tell ya’ll some some new words we have learned in Korean. Wish us luck!!! Talk to everyone later.

Schuy and Dres The Twins


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Ariana: HTC to bring “The Dougie” overseas

Posted by drewdougherty on January 31, 2011 – 4:20 pm

Three loads of laundry, two large suitcases, a duffel bag and a backpack later, I am officially DONE packing for South Korea!

Jessica and Amanda were kind enough to give us each a packing list. Even after checking it more than twice, I can’t help but think I am going to forget something.

The temperature in South Korea is currently 27.2 degrees! Compared to today’s 76 degrees, that’s just a little colder than what most of us are used to so we are fully prepared with oversize winter coats, thermals, scarves, gloves, and hand warmers. Our official Texans winter coat might just be the largest one I have ever owned!

Let’s just say it takes up a LOT of suitcase space.

Then there’s our field uniforms, our boots, and our cover-ups.

But as a special segment in our show, our director Alto Gary included a country section. The rest of our luggage space has been filled with cowboy boots and cowboy hats! After all, what’s Texas without a little country? And what’s a little country without a “good looking Texas woman?” As an added bonus, after each performance one lucky audience member will receive a hat from Amanda!

There’s one more surprise though! Being the DEFENDING DANCE CHAMPIONS OF THE NFL, we also thought it might be fun to have a little crowd interaction. As Vanessa’s instructions say, “sway to the left, sway to the right.”

Any ideas yet?

If not then “add your hand.” If you don’t get the picture then I will just tell you: that is the Texans Cheerleaders teaching you how to “Dougie!”

YUP! HTC will be having a dance-off with our troops overseas. I hope they are ready!

We have to make it there before that can happen though!

We are scheduled for more than 13 hours of flying tomorrow! My plans for this evening will consist of homework and trying as hard as possible to stay awake all night. The ultimate goal is to be SO TIRED that I sleep the entire way there! I am DETERMINED to make it happen!

This is where the nerves and excitement kick in!

~Ariana


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