HOUSTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan and GOP leaders, including Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn were in town touring Hurricane Harvey damage. They landed at Ellington Field Thursday morning, where they were briefed on recovery efforts. After that they came out to a Friendswood neighborhood hit hard by Harvey to help residents clean up their damaged homes. FEMA says 787,000 people have registered with them just here in Texas alone.
Some homeowners and business owners across the Houston region are having a tough time finding a contractor and facing longer wait times in the aftermath of Harvey. On Tuesday, Houston’s mayor said there’s a significant shortage of skilled labor to aid in the rebuilding efforts after Harvey damaged more than 136,000 structures in Harris County alone. “That’s what I tell all of my clients: this is a process,” said Scott Doctor, who heads SEAS Capital LLC.
HOUSTON - Thousands are now out of shelters after Harvey, presenting them with the new challenge of finding a new place to live. It’s the same challenge faced by thousands of flood victims who are staying with friends or even in their damaged apartments and homes. Trichelle’s story isn’t just the story of one woman in one North Houston apartment complex, but one of thousands of other devastated families across the Gulf Coast.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, 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
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".