Several favorite travel destinations on the Texas Gulf Coast have been severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Rockport and Fulton on Aransas Bay were the first cities to be battered by the full force of the Category 4 hurricane winds as it made landfall August 25. In an earlier column I wrote about the Aransas Bay Spring Fling my husband and I attend each year. Hosted by the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, it’s one of our favorite events.
A successful summer reading program at the Zula B. Wiley Cedar Hill Public Library centered on how to “Build a Better World.”Using such an unconventional theme allowed the library to help bring about some positive changes in the community. Programs and events were carefully selected that could encourage behaviors like kindness, caring and respect for others. There were 1,935 children, adults and teens who had signed up for the summer programs.
My husband and I celebrated our ninth anniversary recently at a new Dallas hot spot, the Don't Tell Supper Club. The 10,000 square foot complex housing the downtown supper club and Vegas-style showroom are located at 2026 Commerce Street. While the downstairs venue bustled with multiple bars and throngs of well-dressed party-goers, we opted for the quieter upstairs area. From our booth, we could observe the events unfolding below but still enjoy a romantic dinner while talking with each other.
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".