McAllen has dealt with “24 straight months of negative sales tax revenues,” Mayor Jim Darling said after the presentation, which is why Darling said the city has not paid the school since 2014. UTRGV has dealt with budget problems of its own — state legislators in May granted the School of Medicine $54.1 million for the next two years, $7.2 million less than the previous biennium. As the newly created school takes shape, officials said funding is critical.
The most recent example of a 380 agreement offered by the city was $3.3 million to bring the entertainment venue Dave & Buster’s to McAllen earlier this year. More recently, McAllen was trying to bring Topgolf to the city. But Thursday, Pharr announced it landed the sports entertainment venue. Pharr City Manager Juan Guerra declined to reveal the incentive agreement because it was not finalized, he said. Local officials estimate the incentives for Topgolf in the multi-millions.
Typically, the city has given incentive packages to lure non-Rio GrandeValley businesses to the region. The city calls those incentive packages “380 agreements.” City officials often refer to businesses to which they give these agreements as “first to market” — they want to give incentives to businesses that don’t currently exist in the region.
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".