Neil Carman, Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter clean air director, visited the dump with KXAN. He called the site “disturbing” and said it was possible hydrocarbons were seeping into the watershed. “In my view, it is an illegal dump,” said Carman, who spent more than a decade working as a TCEQ investigator. “They have to have a permit to have a landfill or a dump … to be dumping some of this material.”An oil sample from the site KXAN took in January 2018.
When Antonio Vazquez saw a 2002 Ford Gold Crown Victoria listed online for a reasonable price, he reached out to a north Austin dealership so they could discuss the car. Vazquez said after the dealer promised to fix the door, window and air conditioning, he purchased it for $1,100 cash and drove it off the lot with a temporary paper license plate attached to the rear. But, the repairs never came; neither did the car’s title.
City policies and state laws set strict guidelines for renovations and construction on public buildings. Before construction starts, departments must submit a work request and have a survey done to identify possible asbestos-containing material. In Austin, every work request for a city-owned building is sent to the Building Services Department. Wade Mullin, the city’s asbestos manager, oversees approval and denial of asbestos work requests.
Before Texans cast their votes in next week's primary election, they should watch @KXAN_News' investigation tonight @ 10. Some sitting lawmakers owe a lot of money to the state for violating election ethics rules. Check it out: https://t.co/oSiOTbaJ6L
@tonirtx@KXAN_News During the Olympics, we’ve been airing it Saturday nights, too! Wanted to give people who haven’t seen the show a taste of what they’re missing! Hopefully, we will have some new State of Texas viewers join us Sundays at 8:30 am on @KXAN_News! Thx for watching!
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".