What began as a controlled burn quickly jumped the lines in Hays County. On Wednesday afternoon, the City of Austin prescribed a burn of 560 acres for water utility land management. The Austin Fire Department says a piece of a nearby cedar tree fell near the fire line, causing it to grow and burn an additional 200 acres. No people were injured nor any structures damaged. Some animals were threatened but Hays Animal Control took care of the animals.
- It's been busy for Bastrop county first responders. First, a wildfire broke out in the Tahitian Village area. No structures there were damaged. Then there was a second one began from a lightning strike, in Bastrop State Park. “When we're getting that heating and then we end up with thunderstorms coming through, there's a lot more probability that ignition happening by a lightning strike,” said Jamie Creacy, park superintendent.
- The “Critter Crusaders” is an organization who help animals go back into the wild, healthy. Shannon Kraft has always had a soft spot for animals“I'd go to the creek and play with them. I'd be driving down the road, see something hit by a car, get out and move it off the road,” said Kraft. She loved animals enough to start an organization with co-founder Dr. Amanda Holley. She got the permit to rehabilitate animals in 2015, but hopes to soon make "Critter Crusaders" a 501c3 organization.
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".