The Houston Hurricanes took the place of the Galveston Pirates in the NPSL’s South Region-South Central Conference. Keyes, a former player of the defunct Houston Hurricanes, received the blessing of former Hurricanes owner Joey Serralta to rebrand the club.
The Hurricanes' regular kit colors are green and white horizontally striped shirts with white shorts and socks which derive from the iconic Celtic F.C. uniform. The club's crest was designed by Victorious Creative Media (www.victoriousmedia.com), a graphic design firm from nearby Porter, Texas.
"The Houston Hurricanes were always my first choice and dream name. I was with the Hurricanes back in my playing days. I worked as a trainer with the team, doing tryouts, and helping out the team in any way I could. So it was always my dream to have the Houston Hurricanes in the NPSL."
Keyes played for the USLHouston Hurricanes and his boyhood idol Bobby Lennox played for the NASL's Hurricane club, two factors that played into Keyes resurrecting the Hurricane brand. The move received the blessing of NPSL Chairman Andy Zorovich and former Hurricane owner Joey Serralta.
On the same day of the announcement of their founding, the club also revealed their first player signing, which was 19-year-old Mercer University player Justin Ross. The Hurricanes then held tryouts in order to fill the rest of their roster before their NPSL debut in May 2013. The Hurricanes finished the 2013 NPSL season in last place in the South Central Conference.
On November 11th, 2013, owner Brendan Keyes announced that the club would not be participating in the NPSL the following season.