AUSTIN -- Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday extended the state disaster declaration for 60 counties that were hammered by Hurricane Harvey almost three months ago, allowing residents there to continue to be eligible for federal aid. In a statement, Abbott said he will continue the 30-day extensions as needed in the hurricane-hit areas along the Texas coast, stretching from Corpus Christi through Houston to Beaumont and parts of East Texas that were hit by the storm and record flooding.
AUSTIN -- Texas offered $20,000 reward on Monday for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez in the remote I-10 corridor in West Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott announced at midday that he has authorized the reward through the state's Crime Stoppers program, a state hotline for information to help solve crimes. Abbott said all tips are guaranteed to be confidential.
Republic of Texas map back in official hands, after 173 yearsAUSTIN -- After 173 years, an historic Texas map has come into official hands. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced Monday that an 1844 map of the Republic of Texas by noted earl-day mapmaker Carl Flemming has been donated to the state by a Kerrville couple, who purchased it during a Dallas liquidation sale. Republic of Texas maps are rare and are highly priced artifacts of when Texas was its own country.
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".