MCALLEN – Human smuggling rescues are occurring at an exponential rate. According to U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector, last fiscal year, there were nearly 600 rescues recorded nearly for human smuggling. The Valley sector reached half that number in the first quarter of this fiscal year. Border Patrol took a proactive stance Monday by visiting the commercial driver’s license course at South Texas College to explain to students the dangers and consequences of human smuggling.
FALFURRIAS – Cocaine seizures are up, according to the U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley sector. Data shows an increase of 172 percent of cocaine seized at the Falfurrias checkpoint from October 2017 to January 2018 compared to the same time frame last year. As hundreds of cars travel through the checkpoint in a day, agents say finding the narcotics is like looking for a needle in a haystack. The main asset used to detect the drug is the canine agent.
MCALLEN – As shelters open their doors across the Rio Grande Valley, one agency hopes to reach capacity and offer people a warm place to stay. Staff at the Salvation Army in McAllen says their main goal is to give the disadvantaged protection from the elements. They are looking to fill 17 beds for Wednesday night. All people need is an ID. Sadie Macias with the Salvation Army says some of those are designated for a family unit.
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".