SAN ANTONIO - Blanketed with brightly colored index cards, “The Worry Tree” is one way for grieving children to cope with loss, said Marian Sokol, executive director of the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas. Handwritten by each child, some read, “I’m worried about somebody else dying.” “Am I ever safe?” And “I’m worried about what people think of me.” Sokol said expressing themselves in writing helps the children to deal with their situations.
VON ORMY, Texas - Eloy Mitchell’s first-grade classmates at Barrera Veterans Elementary School were busy Thursday drawing sympathy cards to give to his family. Their teacher, Laura Heinze, said she and her students were brokenhearted to hear the boy and his 80-year-old grandmother, Mary Hernandez, had died, trapped upstairs by a raging fire Wednesday night. It burned Hernandez’s south Bexar County home of 30 years to the ground.
LAREDO, Texas - Like much of the nation, Alonzo Pena said his heart was touched by the story of Rosa Maria Hernandez, the 10-year-old with cerebral palsy guarded by U.S. Border Patrol agents at a Corpus Christi hospital. The ambulance taking her in for emergency surgery was stopped late last month at a checkpoint east of Laredo.
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".