Local firefighters are adapting to the colder temperatures, as the latest winter storm rolls through the Brazos Valley. Brazos County District 2 Assistant Fire Chief Bobby Griffen says the volunteer fire house must keep the garage doors closed in order to keep the warmth inside. "I leave the door closed until we have a call," says Griffen. "All we have to do is keep the temperature above freezing." One of the most important pieces of equipment Griffen wants to keep warm is the water tanker.
The Texas Department of Transportation first began preparations for the incoming winter weather conditions over the weekend. On Sunday, TxDot trucks applied salt water or brine onto hot spot areas such as bridges and overpasses. They also put it down throughout Highway 6 and and Interstate 45. "The salt water is a good tool we can use to get ahead of the pre-treat." says Bob Colwell, Communications Director at the Texas Department of Transportation.
Thousands of college students are making their return to the Brazos Valley, and health officials are expecting another spike in flu cases. Health officials say our area has suffered from Influenza type A, but they expect two more strands to make a presence here after students return from winter vacation. "Students all being in classrooms together, between A&M and Blinn, we are worried about it," said Kristen Christian, the Director of Emergency services for CHI St. Joseph.
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".