HILLSBORO - Debbie Rosson remembers that January morning in 1993, back when she worked at McDonald's on Interstate 35. Driving along the dark streets at 4 a.m., on her way to her breakfast-prep duties, she glanced toward the venerable Hill County Courthouse and noticed an orange glow. It looked like somebody had left the lights on all night, she recalled earlier this week.
AUSTIN - In 1967, the Texas Institute of Letters decided for the only time before or since to name co-winners of its award for the best Texas-related novel published the previous year. One of the honorees was a young writer with Houston connections, a fellow named McMurtry, for his novel "The Last Picture Show." The other was a lesser-known author, Tom Pendleton, for "The Iron Orchard," a rousing saga set in the West Texas oil fields from 1939 to the early 1960s.
ALPINE - Visitors to Big Bend National Park might or might not know Townsend Point as one of the sentinels towering over the Chisos Mountains Basin. Even though it's 7,500 feet high and is named for the man considered the father of the park, the travel guides and hiking trail booklets don't always mention it. The same with E.E. Townsend, whose colorful, eventful life could fill a year's worth of columns.
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".