- Outrage is sparking among homeowners living along the Barker and Addicks dams. A Houston attorney has filed a federal lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers because of the thousands of homes flooded in west Harris county. The attorney is specifically fighting for people whose homes were flooded by the Addicks and Barker reservoir releases. In the 10 page lawsuit, the attorney claims the Corps knew homes near the dams and along Buffalo Bayou were at risk years ago.
- Family friends describe Jacob Szydlowski as the light of their group, who loves to play his favorite guitar and go wade fishing. He has been missing since 8 a.m. Friday following his latest fishing trip at San Luis Pass. Brazoria County Sheriff's Office deputies say Szydlowski, 19, and his friend were wade fishing in chest-high water near the San Luis Pass bridge, when the two were knocked off of their feet by the strong current.
Houston-area attorneys want to know how their pictures were obtained and used in a scheme to defraud elderly people. The Houston Bar Association has filed a civil lawsuit in Harris County to get the website for "Walsh & Padilla" removed, because according to court documents, it's a fictitious law firm. Houston attorney Curt Langley's picture was taken from the site for his law firm, Jackson Walker LLP, and used to build the "Walsh & Padilla" website.
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".