- The Austin City Council will likely increase the general fund to a total of $1 billion. Council Member Ellen Troxclair says at this rate, city property taxes will double every nine years. City council is supposed to adopt a budget on Wednesday. If it's anything like Tuesday, making that happen is going to be difficult. The City of Austin continues to grow and with an increase in population, council is trying to keep up with the demand. That means taxpayers might be given the short end of the stick.
Although the water is receding, the chaos continues in the Houston area. More than 800 people rescued along the San Jacinto River in Kingwood by volunteers but now many of the volunteers are the ones who need to be rescued. The concern is that they are opening the dam along the San Jacinto River Wednesday night. That means water will cover the West Lake Houston Bridge and surrounding neighborhoods will feel the surge again.
- The impact of "Harvey" is still being felt in Texas Tuesday night especially along the coast. Officials in Houston said reservoirs there are still rising. That’s creating new fears about additional flooding to the already storm-drenched region. A scene of survival as hundreds are rescued by boat and brought to safety. Sarah Bledsoe was saved with her three young children. “Terrified they don't want to leave the comfort of their home. They're absolutely terrified. We all are.
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".