Fall kicks off high season in Big Bend National Park, and it's little wonder. The sun isn't so relentless, the nights can be downright chilly and the leaves of the cottonwoods turn a magical yellow. It's time to make plans to hit the open road to West Texas. With wide open sky and scenery for days, you can soak in Texas' natural beauty with stops in Alpine, Marfa and Marathon. Bonus points: The stars at night are big and bright. First timer? Let our cheat sheet be your guide to the area.
Dealers from around the country put a lot of thought and creativity into their booths at Marburger Farm Antique Show in Round Top. It's a great place to get ideas. Dealers from around the country put a lot of thought and creativity into their booths at Marburger Farm Antique Show in Round Top. It's a great place to get ideas. Nancy Krause of Nancy's Antiques will be showing flow blue china at the Original Round Top Antiques Fair in the Big Red Barn in Round Top.
Grilled yellowtail for lunch at Kata Robata. Tapas at BCN. Dinner? Black-footed chicken in mole negro at Xochi. The life of a restaurant critic sounds enviably glamorous, doesn't it? The truth is, most of the meals our critic Alison Cook experiences are not as memorable as those. And with Houston's restaurant scene ever burgeoning, it's harder for us mere mortals to sort the wheat from the chaff.
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".