- Many people will be returning to school and work Wednesday, but Austin authorities want to remind everyone to continue to take precautions on the road. Icy conditions caused numerous crashes Tuesday morning. A city spokesperson said at one point authorities were responding to 30 crashes at the same time. TxDOT said road conditions have since improved and they were able to ramp down active de-icing crews late Tuesday afternoon.
- With the oncoming winter storm, many people in Austin spent Monday preparing for the weather. Austin has seen its fair share of cold weather already this winter. “This is the third snow that we're preparing for now,” said Liz Sotts who has lived in Austin since the 1980s. That means people have had some practice preparing for the ice and cold. “Just try to put as much in the refrigerator and inside the house as I can.
A report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education shows the Texas Education Agency denied access to special education services to thousands of students, breaking federal law. Those policies found to be in violation were implemented about 14 years ago. “It's like I wanted to clap and I wanted to cry at the same time,” said Maggie Suter, a parent who has children with special needs. Parents like Maggie have spent the past decade pointing out the issues.
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".