A couple of famous athletes were on a panel moderated by KHOU’s Len Cannon Thursday in a lively discussion about the NFL kneeling controversy. Former Texans All-Pro running back Arian Foster and John Carlos, the sprinter who raised his gloved fist at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, took part before a crowd at the University of Houston. The controversial gesture started when then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the National Anthem in a game last year.
A Somerset graduate has been banned from drinking on the university campus where he works after taking part in a challenge to drink 350 shots. Dan Varley, 23, is a well-known personality at Southampton University, but his recent antics saw him blasted for encouraging drinking - by being present when students quaffed a 'train' of 350 Jaegerbombs.
HOUSTON - On Tuesday, Harris County Commissioners took a step forward on a controversial flood control proposal. The commissioners voted unanimously during their bi-weekly Commissioners Court meeting to authorize negotiations with engineers to study the impact of removing vegetation and digging detention basins along Buffalo Bayou in Terry Hershey Park, an area roughly between State Highway 6 and Beltway 8. Supporters of the idea say vegetation blocks the water flow and makes flooding worse.
@iamthedezparker@SylvesterTurner Thanks for the tweet, Desmond. Click the link in the tweet & scroll down to see who's getting money, how much, & what it pays for. If you need help, mayor says call 2-1-1 & they'll connect you to the right resources.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
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".