I'm good at three things: writing and math. Currently: digital investigative reporter for KHOU.com/KHOU 11 News. Former: Dallas Morning News, Brenham Banner-Press. Ask me about the time I started a golf magazine.
BRENHAM, Texas – Debbie Peeples thought she would never see her high school class ring again. Not after she lost it in the darkness of a Pearland parking lot in 1993, and especially not after her ensuing searches came up empty. But 25 years later—and nearly 100 miles away from that parking lot—her ring appeared in a coin-counting machine at a Brenham credit union. “I thought it was gone,” Peeples said.
HOUSTON – For years, Dr. Joshua Rotenberg has treated children who suffer from some form of epilepsy. He’s had success in limiting the number of seizures some patients have with medications or dieting. In other cases, no matter the treatment, the seizures won't stop. For those latter cases—known as intractable epilepsy—Rotenberg, a Houston pediatric neurologist, and 17 other statewide neurologists have a new treatment tool at their disposal: low-THC medical cannabis.
HOUSTON – More than 400 Boy Scout packs and troops in the Greater Houston area are collecting food donations for those in need. Those Scouts will distribute door hangers across the area on Saturday soliciting donations and then return the following week, Feb. 3, to collect any non-perishable food. “We’re asking for whatever families can give,” said Pablo Canovas, assistant cub master for Pack 1928 in Tomball. It’s part of a larger effort across Southeast Texas.
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".