For rescuing hundreds of people from high floodwaters caused by Hurricane Harvey, three Katy High School graduates received recognition from Katy Mayor Chuck Brawner on Nov. 13 as Harvey's Heroes. Brawner presented "Above & Beyond" certificates of recognition to Doug Johnson, Pat Lester and Lane Johnson who used their truck or airboat to rescue more than 300 people. "They risked their own lives to save others," said Brawner at the Katy City Council meeting.
Since 2003, the Food for Families campaign of the Katy Independent School District's Partners in Education has provided support for families around Christmas. "It's always been needed," said Janet Theis, director of community partnerships for Partners In Education. "We have always had families who needed help and support around the holiday. It's fair to assume that there will be more this year because of Harvey." Theis explained that each campus identifies staff and students who need assistance.
While the spotlight now focuses on other crises, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey hasn't gone away for those who live in the Bear Creek area and near the Addicks Reservoir. To bring back some sense of normalcy to people's lives, the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library has opened two pop-up libraries in donated space on either side of Texas 6 to reach patrons while its main building at 16719 Clay Road remains closed after it was flooded by 9.5 inches of water.
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".