Planning for a new jail, Waller County commissioners call for bond electionWaller County commissioners on Monday called for a bond election related to plans to construct a new county jail, among other facilities. Commissioners voted unanimously at the 10 a.m. meeting to call for the election, in which residents will be asked to vote for or against the issuance of up to $39.5 million in bonds, County Clerk Debbie Hollan said.
This week's deep dives includes a look at Texas high schools' supersized stadiums; an obelisk that's been overlooked in Richmond, while other monuments draw protests; a story about a wrong way driving warning device, a "Dreamer's" plea to Paxton and a piece on profits from US immigration detention. Nothing cheap about cost of Texas high school football stadiumsBob McSpadden remembers being asked about the possibility of a domed Texas high school football stadium years ago.
Following collapse on morning run, family prepares to bury aspiring peace officerThe young man had aspired to be a peace officer. During a morning run required to apply for the local law enforcement academy, he collapsed. This weekend, his family is preparing to bury him. Brian Blunt, 22, was among those seeking a spot this month at the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy in Richmond. Among the requirements, he had to run a mile and a half on a pathway in the nearby Mirabeau B. Lamar Homestead Park.
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".