"There's just a lot of things that the tradition has become that I didn't like," he says. Lead pastor of the Crossroads Community Church in Van Alstyne, Kemp had been thinking for several years about ways to redirect that trajectory. When Hurricane Harvey hit last month, it all came together. Kemp's church launched mumsforharvey.org, encouraging students to donate the money they had planned to spend on a homecoming mum -- or at least a portion of it -- to Harvey relief efforts.
Mums became a popular fall tradition in the 1930s, but recent years have seen them evolve into a competitive sport of their own. Big, dazzling, sparkling, elaborately detailed -- at times, it can seem like a matter of one-upmanship. The extravagance comes with a hefty price tag.
Ben H. Dorcy III -- known as the "King of the Roadies" during his 50-plus career as Willie Nelson's right hand man -- has died at age 92. Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah, who regularly tour with their father, confirmed the news Saturday afternoon on social media. Born on May 19, 1925, in Dallas, Texas, Dorcy made news in 2015 when the Nelson family began a Kickstarter campaign in support of a documentary film about his life, King of the Roadies. The film is reportedly still in production.
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".