During an editorial board meeting several years ago, a member argued that a speaker of the House should not come from states west of the Mississippi. The statement seemed all in fun, but the debate continued for a few minutes. Congressional leaders from those states way out west — and I'm assuming that would apply to our own Texas contingent — should come from states, this person said, where travel home didn't require a bigger plane.
HOUSTON — Faith and football played as prominent in the memorial of Robert Grays Jr. as offense and defense would on the gridiron. Grays, 19, the Midwestern State University sophomore cornerback who died Sept. 19 from injuries sustained in the Texas A&M-Kingsville game the previous Saturday, received a “homecoming” Saturday at Word of Restoration International, his Houston-area church. “Two men went down on the field that night,” said senior pastor Charles E. Perry Jr., “and only one man got up.
Seven minutes before 8 p.m., on an incredibly busy day when I hadn’t been home yet, I pulled up to a sit-down restaurant’s take-out window to pick up a meal I’d ordered 30 minutes before. I was told it would be ready in 20 minutes. Just as I was rounding the back of the building, I saw two restaurant-uniformed guys sprawled out on the sidewalk, staring at the stars and sharing a cigarette.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".