I'm a Sacramento native reporting for the Amarillo Globe-News, the daily newspaper in the Texas Panhandle's largest city. My beat is business, though I tend to dabble in a range of assignments, filling holes as needed.
Lonnie Hollabaugh stood with the Amarillo Firefighters Pipes and Drums on Monday holding an American flag bearing dozens of signatures addressed to his children Kurt, Conner and Caleb in the white stripes — a gift from survivors and Ground Zero first responders 16 years ago. He was among the firefighters, police and about 100 civilians who solemnly gathered at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial to remember the nearly 3,000 people who died 16 years ago in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The City of Amarillo’s Traffic Advisory Board voted 4-0 on Wednesday to renew a five-year contract with American Traffic Solutions, the company operating red light cameras around the city. The decision had less to do with economic gain or the cameras’ track record than it did with Amarillo’s 27 traffic fatalities last year. “For me personally, it’s all about safety. If it saves one life, I think that’s what we need to do,” said board member Barbara Richardson, who then moved to renew the contract.
Cattle possibly worth about $1.4 million are missing from a facility owned by Braum’s Dairy in the northeast Texas Panhandle. The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is investigating the disappearance of 1,121 steer calves from the Braum’s 24,000-acre facility near Follett on the border of Lipscomb County and Ellis County, Okla. An annual inventory identified the loss. “They don’t have any photos. The calves weren’t branded,” TSCRA spokesman Laramie Adams said.
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".