Firefighters say had these fires been set on a day with slightly different weather conditions, they would've been catastrophic. Thursday morning and into the afternoon reports came in of multiple fires along the Barton Creek Greenbelt. The Austin Fire Department released this drone video courtesy of Preston Culver. It shows just how close some of the plumes of smoke were to homes. On Friday, Wildlife Division Captain Josh Anderson went back out to map the fires.
- A former Texas State student is on trial this week for causing a crash that resulted in the deaths of a man and his unborn child. Prosecutors said Shana Elliott had a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit one hour after the crash. Kristian Guerrero took the stand Tuesday in a Hays County Courtroom on behalf of her husband and the child she lost in the womb. She said Aug. 2., 2016 started out as a happy day.
- Austin police have arrested a man on a balcony of the DoubleTree hotel in Downtown Austin. The incident came in as a report of a man on the roof with a gun. Gino Gamez got video Monday while taking cover from a construction site as instructed by DPS troopers"We were on the ground. They told us to go to cover just get behind something, any type of structure,” he said. The officers' focus was on a man on a balcony at the DoubleTree at 15th and Lavaca.
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".