When Marcelo Gracia was 38 years old, he worked in construction, helping install large storm drains and sewer lines for the city of Austin and commercial projects. That was seven years ago. Marcelo Gracia was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2011. Since then, his body has been slowly wasting away. After Gracia was diagnosed, he was still able to move around on his own. He could even drive.
Comal County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Monday morning in Canyon Lake. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were called out to check on someone in the 700 block of Rambling Drive around 7:35 a.m. The sheriff’s office did not release any additional details, but confirmed that the man’s death was an apparent homicide. “No one else was on the property when law enforcement arrived,” the sheriff’s office said.
Austin police responded to a shooting in North Austin on Tuesday afternoon. A police spokeswoman said officers were called out to the 10400 block of Little Pebble Drive, near Metric Boulevard, at 2:12 p.m. after receiving a call for a shooting or stabbing in the area. Officers arrived and found a 38-year-old man with a gunshot wound, police said. Police said the man was alert, but additional details on the extent of his injuries were not immediately available.
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".