With nearly 36,000 locally owned businesses in Austin representing 50 percent of the city’s workforce, there are plenty of opportunities to shop local this holiday season. The city of Austin celebrates Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25, the day after Black Friday, to encourage shoppers to spend money at local shops. Learn more about the city’s Spend Smart, Spend Local campaign at www.smallbizaustin.org.
Northwest Austin residents will have two more opportunities to provide input on the proposed redevelopment of the Great Hills Market before the case is set to head before Austin City Council on Dec. 7. District 10 Council Member Alison Alter arranged to two meetings with the community Nov. 28 and Dec. 4. Both meetings are at 6:30 p.m. at Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, 9508 Great Hills Trail, Austin.
Recently announced plans to add toll lanes to I-35 in Central Texas could already be facing resistance from the state’s top leadership. On Oct. 30, the Texas Department of Transportation announced an updated $8.1 billion plan for I-35 that included adding four toll lanes from RM 1431 in Round Rock to SH 45 SE near Buda. However, in a Nov. 16 letter to the chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission—the governing board for TxDOT—Lt. Gov.
.@CapMetroATX board has just approved the June 2018 bus route service changes by vote of 6-2. Delia Garza and Jeff Travillion are the two nays. Both said they could not support plan b/c of impact to riders. More to come
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".