On July 10, Dripping Springs environmental group Protect Our Water announced that the Environmental Protection Agency will lift its interim objections to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's draft permit to allow the city of Dripping Springs to discharge treated wastewater (effluent) into Onion Creek. The EPA lifted its objections subject to a nitrogen limit of 6 milligrams per liter of discharge and dechlorination of the effluent, requirements not part of the initial draft permit.
In the midst of a departmental merger process – the Austin Fire Department is scheduled to assume most operations of Emergency Services District 4, effective Oct. 1 – AFD brass has disqualified for candidacy firefighter Andrew (Drew) Garcia, who also happens to be the president of the ESD 4 firefighters' union, Local 4848. AFD Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr released a statement saying only that Garcia was disqualified for "valid reasons."
In a sort of farewell July 8 message to his dispersing City Council colleagues – some on literal vacations, all on Council's annual informal summer break – Mayor Steve Adler posted a request to Council's online message board, reiterated in a Monday press release. In his statement, the mayor proposes a task force on residential "displacement," requesting August support from Council, and suggesting the proposal is already endorsed by Council Members Delia Garza and Pio Renteria.
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".