While the advice is to stay out of the heat, not everyone can do it. Crews with Medstar in Fort Worth have been responding to heat-related calls all week. They activated their severe weather protocol which upgrades calls where the patient is exposed to the heat. “Any calls that are outside, the patient’s unprotected from the elements, automatically gets bumped up another priority level,” said Medstar Supervisor Marshall Sharp. As of 5 p.m., Medstar responded to six heat-related calls.
The Texas Department of Public Safety will soon begin charging law enforcement agencies who use its crime labs for forensic testing. Many details remain unknown, but the impact is expected to be far-reaching and could require police departments across the state to dig deep into their own pockets. Until now, the crime labs have been free for local law enforcement agencies. But in a letter dated July 20 and sent to those agencies, DPS says that will no longer be the case.
The Texas Department of Transportation says it could be Thanksgiving before a damaged bridge above Interstate 30 in Fort Worth re-opens. The driver of a tractor-trailer struck the Cherry Lane overpass in June, and the bridge has been closed ever since. Nearby businesses say they are suffering the consequences. "It's killing the business," said Kumar Dhimal, a manager at Wally's Liquors. Wally's Liquors is one of a half-dozen family-owned stores along a normally busy Cherry Lane.
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".