Houston Texans minority owner Philip Burguieres passes away


Houston Texans minority Philip Burguieres, who was instrumental in bringing football back to Houston and served as vice chairman until 2012, passes away

On Thursday the Houston Texans had to say goodbye to one of the men largely responsible for bringing football back to Houston. Philip Burguieres was considered the right-hand-man to Texans owner Bob McNair, not only with the football team but in other shared ventures as well.

Burguires also served as vice chairman to the Texans organization until 2012, but still held a minority ownership in the team. The team released a statement following the passing of one of their founders.

"“It is with great sadness that I report Philip passed away last night,” McNair said in a statement per the Houston Chronicle. “Philip worked tirelessly with me to bring an NFL franchise back to Houston. He was instrumental to the success of the Texans, serving as vice chairman until 2012. Philip also was involved in the McNair Group investment activities. He was a long-time friend of mine, a mentor to many and will be greatly missed.”"

Burguieres served on several Fortune 500 companies and was one of the more prominent names in the Houston are in terms of business investments.

Despite his success in the financial world, Burguieres had some problems with depression which he himself classified as a mental health crisis. The successful businessman was able to find a way to turn this into a positive as well though as he battled through his problems and was also able to reach out to others and offer help and guidance.

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Funeral services have not yet been announced. We here at the Toro Times would like to join the Texans family in offering our thoughts and deepest condolences to the family of Philip Burguieres and thank him for his part in making the Texans football team what they are today.