Two contentious proposals before the Abilene City Council failed because of a lack of votes at the council's regular meeting Thursday night. One was a proposal to accept hauled liquid waste at the Hamby Water Reclamation Facility. The other was a controversial request for rezoning to allow a combination of multi-family housing and residential homes at 2668 Garfield. The solid waste program would have allowed domestic septage and portable toilet wastes to be disposed of at the reclamation facility.
Abilene City Manager Robert Hanna announced Monday that Michael Rice, the city's director of public works, has been named assistant city manager. Rice replaces James Childers, whose last day was Friday. Childers left to become assistant city manager for the city of Irving. Rice takes on the role immediately, Hanna said. Mindy Patterson also serves as an assistant city manager.
Well, you’ve done it. Or rather, you haven’t. Here it is, the hours counting down. Too late to point and click. All the mainstream places are going to be nuts. And you want something better than a gift card or the random stocking stuffer from the dollar store. That’s where thinking about things outside of the mainstream can help transform your procrastination into inspiration. And sometimes good ideas come from unusual sources. Take, for example, the Abilene Zoo.
Neighbors are concerned about potential traffic into their neighborhood, crime and loss of property value. Developer Nick Coates says development is needed and could grow AISD. Site would be sold to developer. Issues of ingress and egress would need to be decided in the future.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".