WACO, Texas - The death toll for Hurricane Harvey's destruction now stands at at least 60 people. We've seen countless of heartbreaking images. Texas Governor Greg Abbott says this is the worst disaster in Texas history, with more than 30 counties declared disaster zones. The question now is how do we as humans begin to process what is happening? Harvey has affected our fellow Texans, our friends and our families. But it's how we react to this tragedy that has some of us shaken.
WACO, Texas - Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit the Texas Coast as a Category 3 hurricane. While Waco and other Central Texas cities are not in the direct path of impact, there are a few things citizens can do to help. The Scott and White Blood Center in Temple is asking for anyone eligible to donate blood to come in and give for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Anyone interested in donating blood Friday can call 254-724-2430 or 254-724-2431. The American Red Cross is also looking for blood donations.
KILLEEN, Texas - A rap song released in Killeen this week is causing controversy. The Killeen Police Employee Association says it glorifies the killing of an officer. They don't agree that murders in the city go unsolved. The song's video has thousands of views and hundreds of shares and comments, all divided on the message the song sends. So we went straight to the source to find out what the artists are trying to say.
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".