When something ends, you always think about the words you didn’t say. I’m leaving the Messenger, bound for somewhere new, and my departure has definitely caused me to think about the questions I didn’t ask and the columns and stories I didn’t write. I didn’t confront enough political issues, for instance. Reporting for the Messenger, I had the chance to cover several politicians and candidates visiting Wise County.
The city of Alvord was awarded a $275,000 Texas Community Development block grant earlier this month to help improve its existing water lines. City services coordinator Clint Mercer said, based on historical repair data and engineer advice, the area slated for refurbishment includes the majority of North Proctor Street with portions of Woody and Live Oak Streets. “As in many small communities across Texas, the city of Alvord’s water system is aging.
It’s 45 minutes of turning a dial on a propane tank, a centimeter there, then two centimeters back. It’s holding your tongue just right while adjusting a Bud Light can sliced down the middle meant to catch just the perfect amount of wind. Fires need fuel and oxygen, but not too much. The Langham family’s homemade forge can be fickle. Luke Langham, a seventh-grader at Alvord Middle School, drops a flaming piece of wood into the forge’s opening.
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".