On May 30, Schaefer, considered a leader among far-right conservatives in the Texas House, received an email from Paul Gray, who identified himself as a Tyler native, a veteran and University of Texas at Austin student. Gray asked Schaefer to sponsor a rally on the Capitol grounds for an "unaffiliated group" that wanted to support "conservative leaders and the policies they are seeking." The email said the group desired to show support for Gov.
On Tuesday, Abbott granted Patrick's wishes. He said he will bring lawmakers back not only to continue operations of state agencies that could shutter in September, but also to address 19 other issues, including Patrick's top priorities. "If I'm going to ask taxpayers to foot the bill for a special session, I intend to make it count," Abbott said when he announced his plan. And the bill for this session will be the priciest since at least 2007.
Patrick wanted to pass a controversial bill restricting bathroom access for transgender Texans. He made it his top priority for the legislative session. Straus said lawmakers had more important problems to address and argued the bathroom bill would cost the Texas economy millions. Patrick knew the failure of the “sunset bill,” the measure that would keep state agencies from closing Sept. 1, would likely force Gov.
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".