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Houston Texans rookie quarterback surprises cafeteria workers by donating his first NFL paycheck

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Image: joe Robbins/Getty Images During this week of NFL turmoil, here’s one story that will make everyone happy.  Deshaun Watson, a rookie quarterback for the Houston Texans, donated his first NFL game check to three ladies who work at the city’s NRG stadium’s cafeteria and were especially affected by Hurricane Harvey.  SEE ALSO: Miami Dolphins’ Michael Thomas tears up while responding to Trump’s NFL insults

Former presidents get together to pledge help for Texas with no Trump in sight

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All five former living presidents of the U.S. have banded together to support people affected by Hurricane Harvey. The group launched a joint appeal Thursday, and they’re seeking donations for those in need across the Gulf Coast. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Fallon announces $1 million ‘Tonight Show’ donation to J.J. Watt’s Harvey relief fund Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and George H.W. Bush all appear in a new video asking for donations to the One America Appeal to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. The appeal is also set to be expanded to include Hurricane Irma which […]

Good Samaritans in Houston haul 21 dogs to safety in a single boat

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After Hurricane Harvey, a group of good Samaritans came to the rescue of dozens of good dogs. Houston resident Betty Walter found herself stranded in floodwaters in the wake of the storm. She was also sheltering 21 dogs (some of which belonged to her neighbors) and wasn’t sure how they would all get to safety. SEE ALSO: Incredibly pragmatic dog braves Hurricane Harvey with, yes, an entire bag of dog food Luckily, the dog rescue crew came along. They loaded all 21 dogs on the boat — Walter walked alongside — and hauled everyone away. “I was worried there was […]

President Trump uses Texas tragedy to help promote his crappy merch

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Image: CHARLIE BLALOCK/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock Say what you will about Trump: the man never misses an opportunity to use a national tragedy for personal gain. Three times in the past two days, the president has been spotted wearing his campaign’s own “USA” hat while in public settings. Trump has come under fire for turning the Texas emergency into a fundraising opportunity for his war chest. SEE ALSO: Trump sends out fundraising email in middle of Texas emergency because *bangs head on desk* The USA hat in question is currently available for $40 on Trump’s campaign website. While some see it as a […]

Internet sleuths are questioning claims that Joel Osteen’s megachurch is too flooded for Harvey relief

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Officials for the mega-church won't prove it's flooded.Image: wikimedia commons/tobedaniel Lakewood Church, the Houston arena-cum-megachurch home of celebrity preacher Joel Osteen, would seem a natural place to house some of the tens of thousands residents driven from their homes by Hurricane Harvey-related flooding this week. As the former home of the Houston Rockets, its 16,000 seats are spacious enough for big crowds. And one would think a religious institution would be inclined to open its doors to the needy in a time like this as others in the area already have. SEE ALSO: Houston’s local businesses pitch in as Harvey’s […]

This dog named Otis carried a bag of dog food through Hurricane Harvey

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Dogs and cars are making it through the hurricane.Image: DARREN ABATE/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock A dog named Otis wasn’t about to go hungry during Hurricane Harvey.  As the hurricane made landfall, a dog was spotted wandering around Sinton, Texas carrying a full bag of dog food.  The German shepherd mix wasn’t a stray—he just got loose from a screen porch.  “I kept yelling his name and yelling his name and he wasn’t around,” his caretaker Salvador Segovia told the Houston Chronicle.  The dog belongs to Segovia’s 5-year-old grandson, who had evacuated in anticipation of flooding. Otis is well-known in the town of 6,000, […]