Kyle Dolliver started Ryan's Challenge after his three year old son was diagnosed with a rare condition called vascular EDS. vEDS is one of 13 classifications of a certain type of connective tissue disorder. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 1 in every 250,000 people have the disorder and not know they have it until they experience a tragic event. Ryan's Challenge is teaming up with Sam Houston State University to help families with the conditon.
Greg Sparks works for TEEX at the Fire Field. David Markley is the General Manager of Cotton Patch Cafe in Bryan. Jon Ponder is a Physician Assistant with a Neurosurgery practice. Instead of helping with brain surgery on a recent Friday, Ponder was helping shape little minds at Creek View Elementary in College Station. "It's a great opportunity to be a better presence at school," Ponder said. These dads are part of a national group called Watch D.O.G.S. -- a program that supports education and safety.
The Prenatal Clinic's You're the Tops Luncheon isn't until April 28, but now is the time to nominate an honoree. Lynn Clary Yeager told explained what they're looking for in an honoree during News 3 at Noon on Thursday.
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".