They’re almost ready to put down concrete along portions of the 288 toll road. But it’s going to be another couple of years before commuters can drive it. There a lot of activity where 288 meets the 610 Loop. Commuters have probably noticed that the ground has been flattened out so crews can start building the toll lanes. The project also includes connector ramps at 610, Beltway 8, and the Texas Medical Center.
Following the events in Charlottesville, protests and rallies have been happening in other cities. And we wanted to know how Houston police are prepared to handle these kinds of events. We spoke to an assistant chief about their strategy for making sure protests stay peaceful. Larry Satterwhite oversees a lot of public events as HPD’s Assistant Chief for Homeland Security.
The City of Pasadena wants to hear what residents think about plans for a new bus service. The community has been without buses for the past five years but they’re now set for a comeback. When Pasadena’s bus service was cancelled in 2012 it had about 4000 boardings a month. Teresa Vazquez-Evans with Pasadena’s Office of Development and Grants says they hope to improve on that with their new service. And there’s a lot of people who need it.
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".