Nearly one in seven school districts across Texas allow teachers and some staff to carry concealed weapons on campus, a new role for educators that has come amid a rash of school shootings and concerns about student safety. The policies - adopted in recent years in mostly rural areas where law enforcement officials are not routinely on campus - position trained teachers, administrators and staff members to respond immediately to active shooter situations.
James Green and John Arndt listened as the 17 consultants introduced themselves. It was more names than anyone could remember, but with time, they would learn to tell the bookkeeper from the financial adviser and the legal counsel from the engineer. The pair had been appointed to the board of Levee Improvement District 19, or LID 19, created a dozen years ago to protect the planned community of Riverstone from the Brazos River. This was their first meeting.
Two women made headlines in Corpus Christi this week when they went through a Whataburger drive-through in a truly Texan way -- on horseback. Allison Sherman and Annie Jo Mota were going for their weekly Sunday trail ride when hunger overtook them, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported. The pair, photographed with their brown horses by a passerby, told the paper they ordered a #1 meal: a Whataburger plain and simple. (Yes, the horses got to eat some of the fries.)
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".