Recovery from Harvey expected to take a long timeBy Donna Hill For the Fort Bend StarFlood recovery from Hurricane Harvey will be ongoing in Fort Bend County for months, maybe years. In Sienna Plantation and Riverstone, residents along with volunteers are helping others rebuild their lives and their homes. They are tearing out sheetrock, insulation and removing other soggy debris. They’re offering help wherever it’s needed.
By Donna Hill For the Fort Bend StarAsk Kory Enders how he started on the fast track of racing and he’ll gladly answer: Go-karts. His younger fans will eventually learn the story of how Enders started his racing career, but for now, they were happy to listen to Enders rev up the engines of his race car last weekend at the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, telling them what it’s like to be a professional driver, taking on the track at 200 mph. He’s come a long way from go-karts.
A simple pencil is an integral part of every school kid’s busy year. They travel in backpacks, cases and sometimes together with erasers. For Fort Bend County resident Kellie Martin, there’s a story in those pencils. She should know. After all, she is a teacher. Martin recently wrote a book, “A School Year In The Life Of A Pencil” (available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble) It is written from the pencil’s point of view, highlighting experiences from September to June.
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".