You've likely heard the North Texas real estate market is booming. That's usually a good thing. But at least one new report says not so fast. Nationwide Mutual Insurance's quarterly housing market report blames tight inventories and soaring prices for putting part of North Texas near the top of the list of "troubled" U.S. housing markets. Five Texas cities made the list: Victoria is ranked last, but Dallas, Plano and Irving aren't too far behind.
In downtown Grapevine, there's a familiar sound that pours out of a small shop on Main Street. Sam Messina knows the sound well. "That was my father's machine," he said. "It's older than I am, and I'm 64." Messina spends hours behind that noisy machine, because fixing shoes just runs in the family. "My grandfather did it. My father and two of his brothers did it. My cousin's doing it. I'm doing it. My sons are doing it," he said. "I'm dealing with the pickiest customers," he joked.
Just outside of downtown Weatherford, you can catch a glimpse of the past. Tom Moncrief and his wife, Teress Moncrief, have preserved one of their favorite parts. Together they opened the Vintage Grill and Car Museum. It's a place where they can share history, and you can't have a car museum in Texas without a Texan! "We have LBJ's 1964 Lincoln," Tom Moncrief said with a smile. "They say it has armor under it," Tom Moncrief added.
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".