In satellite images, the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge stands out as a patch of wild green among the neat squares of cultivated fields, roadways, and buildings in South Texas’ populous Rio Grande Valley. More than 450 species of plants grow on the refuge, and the lush vegetation and several small wetlands provide an oasis for resident bird species such as Green Jays, Chachalacas, Green Kingfishers, and Great Kiskadees, along with some Mexican specialties that stray north.
I am big on everything outdoors, which is why I live in Austin. But there comes a time, about mid-August every summer, when I've had it with the heat. I can't enjoy even the most amazing hike with the sun baking my brains and sweat blurring my vision. Rather than give up completely, I start looking for ways to get an outdoor fix indoors.
When summer heat bears down on Austin, water is the go-to for relief, and going underwater — as in scuba diving — is even better. If you can’t escape to the Caribbean or South Pacific, no worries, Austin offers some killer options. Read on for five local dive spots, plus a special event. Windy Point, Lake Travis Local dive shops Scubaland Adventures and Tom’s Dive & Swim organize outings to this and other Lake Travis sites.
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".