I began reporting for daily newspapers in 1991, first on the police and courts beats in Odessa. After a year, I moved on to Corpus Christi, where I wrote stories about the ongoings in a five county region -- and a weekly column -- for two years.
My company asked me to go work in the Austin Burea...
It's that time of year again. The Hallmark Channel plays a slew of holiday movies — and a Fort Worth woman came up with a way to enjoy them even more. Brittany Graves came up with the Hallmark Christmas Drinking Game, posted it on her Facebook page and Woman's Day quickly decided to share it. The game "was so brilliant, we couldn't help but share it with the world," Woman's Day stated in an article.
Do you have antiques or collectibles you wouldn't mind parting with? There might be no better time to consider it, now that "American Pickers" — a reality TV show where "pickers" Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel across the country searching for aging treasures — is coming to Texas.
The real question now is, how much? If your answer is that you love it enough to buy a keg of it, you are in luck. Hidden Valley has announced a line of holiday gifts. Featured: A keg that holds five liters, or a bit over a gallon, of ranch dressing — and a year’s supply of Hidden Valley Ranch. The keg measures in at 9.7 inches tall and 6.3 inches in diameter. And it costs $50. If that’s not your style, you can always order a Hidden Valley holiday ranch fountain — with a festive skirt — for $110.
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".