WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS - Ramona Thompson moved her mom, Nancy, to Georgetown 11 years ago after she suffered a stroke. Upon her many visits to the nursing home, Ramona noticed that her mom's sock supply would dwindle over time, so she was constantly having to restock the sock drawer. Following Nancy's death three years ago, Ramona decided that there was still a need for her help in nursing homes around Georgetown. That's why she founded "Sock it to Me Nancy."
AUSTIN - Amy and Brian Williams moved to Central Texas from Chicago about 5 years ago, and they noticed that their new hometown in Round Rock was lacking something: an indoor mini-golf course. Their son, who suffers from autism, loves mini-golf, so the Smiths decided to open their own Monster Golf location in East Round Rock. The building comes complete with an 18-hole mini golf course, video game area, laser tag arena and other fun activities for kids and adults of all ages.
AUSTIN - The idea of raising $1 million could seem overwhelming to most people, but that's not true for Garland Benson. Garland isn't your average 7th grader. This 12-year-old is on a special mission. He dreams big and is well on his way to making his dreams come true. "When I grow up, I probably want to be a basketball player because that's my favorite sport," he said. He hopes to one day make millions playing in the NBA.
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".