Dallas County Health and Human Services director Zachary Thompson was scheduled to retire at the end of the month but was instead forced out early, according to a report Thursday afternoon. Citing unnamed sources, KXAS-TV (NBC 5) reported that Zachary Thompson was ordered to leave his county office. Thompson was preparing to retire anyway. His staff hosted a small party for him on Dec. 22 and posted about it on Twitter. He had also been collecting retirement honors and awards throughout December.
Editor's note: This article was originally published in December of 2016 and has been republished for the holiday season. By now, the story is like a comfortable old friend we visit this time of year and pick right back up where we left off. The star high above watches over a little family in a manger. A young mother and father lean over a wooden crib filled with straw and gaze down at a swaddled child. Animals and shepherds keep a quiet watch. Sacred silence fills the air.
A longtime City Hall insider from Daley's Bridgeport power base, Robert Sorich pointedly refused to apologize for his crimes before the judge slapped him with a 3-year, 10-month sentence. Mayor Richard Daley's former patronage chief stood defiant Monday as he was sentenced to almost 4 years behind bars for his central role in a political hiring scheme at City Hall. "I just want to stand before the court and my family and friends and let them know I am not a broken man," said Sorich, 43.
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".