You're no bandwagon fan. You were an Astros Coca-Cola Buddy before Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa were even born. You know the lyrics to "Go Go Astros" verbatim. But what's the best way to show off how long you've been a fan, other than regaling friends (again) with the story of how you camped outside the Dome overnight to snag playoff tickets for the 1986 NLCS? You wear your gear from that era, of course, assuming it still fits. And none of that Cooperstown Collection gear.
It would have slipped my memory if City Hall reporter Chris Moran hadn’t pointed out to me that on Jan. 3, 1962, a group of county leaders and businessmen broke ground on the Harris County Domed Stadium, aka the Astrodome. It seems like nothing associated with the Dome would be ordinary. This, obviously, wasn’t your ordinary baseball stadium. This wasn’t even your ordinary groundbreaking. Instead of shovels, there were Colt .45s that fired blanks at the ground.
As of Friday morning nearly 2,500 people have signed a petition by the Houston Young Communist League demanding the removal of "The Spirit of the Confederacy" statue in Sam Houston Park. Just under 110 years ago, about 5,000 turned out to witness its unveiling, an artistic work the Houston Chronicle described as "a testimonial to the chivalry of the brave heroes who fought and died for the cause of the Confederacy."
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".