Higher Education chair Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, answers a question at TTEvents in May. (Bob Daemmrich/The Texas Tribune)The Amarillo Republican said he was again running to represent District 31, a 37-county area that includes the Texas Panhandle and Permian Basin. In a news release making the announcement, Seliger said he would be a champion of local government. “Local control is extremely important,” he said. “Folks closest to a problem are usually the best at solving it.
Amarilloans are grappling with the meaning of Confederate memorials and symbolism after a national debate landed on their doorstep last month. A monument to Confederate soldiers in a local park has become a target for vandalism and calls for removal after protests in Charlottesville, Va., descended into deadly violence and heaped attention on Confederate symbolism across the south.
The Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet with legal counsel Monday about renaming Robert E. Lee Elementary, board President Jim Austin said. The school, named for a Confederate general and located in a historically black neighborhood in north Amarillo, has become wrapped up in a nationwide debate about symbols of the Confederacy. Austin said the meeting will happen in closed session during the regularly scheduled board meeting and will not be followed by a vote.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".