The tragic story out of Plano of 27-year-old Meredith Hight fatally shot, along with seven others, by her estranged husband, Spencer, underscored what experts have said for years: Abused women are five times as likely to be killed if the abuser owns a firearm. For two years, criminal court Judge Roberto Cañas has spearheaded an effort to educate and train judges on a Dallas County gun surrender program aimed at getting guns out of abusers' hands.
Born and raised in Dallas, living here most of my life, I never thought I'd see the day that the Robert E. Lee statue and other towering tributes that hold the Confederacy in such high regard removed from this city. They've been here as long as I can remember - towering monuments in parks, names emblazoned on schools and street signs throughout the city. I remember my parents emotionally explaining my family's connection to these leaders.
ICYMI: Dallas' first female police chief is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and has some not-too-far-from -Texas ties as a graduate of Grambling State University. The large contingent of Dallas Deltas and Grambling grads no doubt will quickly make U. Renee Hall feel right at home. The Delta sisterhood dates back to 1913 and is part of the Divine Nine, a group of five black fraternities and four black sororities whose members' commitment to service benefits communities long after college.
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".