It doesn't cost much to enjoy a weekend in Texas. If you're on the hunt for free fun, head to these festive New Year's Eve and New Year's Day events across the state. Head down to Auditorium Shores starting at 3 p.m. for a heck of a party hosted by the Austin Convention Center. A few of the more than a dozen bands performing include Magna Carda, Brownout, and Tomar and the FCs.
In our December issue, we presented a collection of favorite holiday recipes from Texas cooks, including bloggers and restaurateurs. The only thing that can possibly improve on them is a perfectly paired vino from a Texas winery. We reached out to some prominent wine-making operations in the state to help us pair their reds, wines, and pinks with some of the recipes in our story, which range from savory spinach enchiladas to sweet buttermilk pie.
When I show up to Cafe Nena’i in Montopolis at 7:15 a.m. on a Friday and find it closed, I’m confused. The sign on the door says it opens at 7 a.m. I park and wait, hungry and a little irritated. I see two women get out of a car with their arms full. They unlock the door, but I decide to wait before I barge in. After 15 minutes, a customer enters the shop, and I follow.
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".