A Starr County constable failed to pass an exam required to obtain his peace officer’s license, making him ineligible to hold office.Jaime Martinez, constable for Precinct 4, elected in November 2016 and sworn in to office Jan. 1 despite not having received his license. However, state law allowed him a 270-day grace period, giving him until Sept. 28 to obtain it.Martinez enrolled into a six-month course curriculum administered by the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council.
Martinez enrolled in a six-month course curriculum administered by the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council. After he was unable to pass the cumulative final exam, he sued the Development Council over their “stringent” standards required to pass the exam, according to court documents. The Development Council’s curriculum was comprised of 30 courses, each of which included its own exam, after which there is a cumulative final exam, which he did not pass.
RIO GRANDE CITY — All county departments will see their funding slashed next year as Starr County Judge Eloy Vera issued a letter to all department heads, notifying them their budgets will be cut by 8 percent.“I am asking you to please scrutinize your current budget and tell me where we can cut,” he states in the letter dated Aug. 11. “The cuts can come from salaries and/or operations.”The proposals are due Aug. 25.
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".