Welcome to Austin, Spencer! We have high hopes for you as our next city manager. I know there are a ton of things on your to-do list. Affordability and traffic are our city's two principle concerns so I know you'll need to quickly fix things like that first, but may I suggest one more item to put near the top of your to-do list that may not be so obvious: homelessness. This is a two-birds, one-stone issue for us longtimers.
Austin's largest hotel will be open soon. When, exactly, is the big question. The 1,048 rooms Fairmont Austin will yield will put it atop Austin Business Journal's list of the largest regional hotels, besting the JW Marriott by 36 rooms. On top of that, much-anticipated restaurants and meeting space will come online. "We're eagerly awaiting a few final updates before releasing a new official date," said spokesman Casey Barks.
Austin and Atlanta share the best odds of landing Amazon's HQ2, while Dallas' chances lag behind, says Irish betting site PaddyPower. The company has put 3-to-1 odds on the $5 billion campus, which will employ some 50,000 workers, landing in Atlanta or Austin. In October, it gave Atlanta 2-to-1 odds and Austin a 3-to-1 chance. Dallas was given 16-to-1 odds at the time, and Paddy Power has since given the city an even longer shot, with a 20-to-1 chance.
@MyABJ is wrapping up the Williamson County Growth Summit - 7 massive projects are the topic, including the area's largest resort and a neighborhood that'll be home to 25,000 people. Learn about them on https://t.co/c0x6G6dOlK after 1 pm. https://t.co/ULYzUEwnDm
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".