- Penny wise and pound foolish. Thanks to Hurricane Harvey, Houston is paying a steep price for scrimping on flood control and almost no one disagrees. "I think if we don't listen now, we are going to be listening later and we are going to regret it a lot. This is a critical moment for our community," said Augustus Campbell, President of the West Houston Association. Campbell is preaching long-term disaster prevention, and he's pitching a serious plan.
- It is being called the most critical financial decision in modern history for the City of Houston and yet, only a sliver of eligible voters appear willing to cast a ballot. A "yes" vote for Proposition A would authorize issuance of $1 billion in bonds to shore up the desperately-underfunded pensions of police and municipal employees. While the deal was brokered by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, it's drawing support from Bill King, the more conservative candidate he narrowly beat in 2016.
- In Houston, Texas, when times turned both dire and desperate, truly heroic deeds triggered an onslaught of inspiration. For 27-year-old Benjamin Onda, that critical mass came in the monumental Astros conquest of World Series Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the 'Fall Classic.' "When we finally walked it off, I was just shaking," said University of Houston student Onda. "You could see the goosebumps on my arms and everything and I just felt so inspired.
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".