New hunting and fishing licenses became available last Tuesday. An increasing number of Texas sportsmen and sportswomen are buying licenses online at tpwd.texas.gov. Online license sales are about 10 percent of all license sales, according to Mike Hobson, who oversees the licensing department for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Outdoors folks are traditionalists, and 90 percent still buy their licenses through one of nearly 1,800 license vendors scattered throughout Texas.
Larry Walker has fishing in his DNA. In 1946, the year after Walker was born, his parents, Ralph and Mildred Walker, started Walker Bait Shop in Grand Prairie, first selling live minnows, then expanding to fishing tackle, guns, boats and motors. The family owns Lynn Creek Marina and the Oasis restaurant on Joe Pool Lake. They're still selling minnows, and Mildred remains the matriarch. Larry was hooked on fishing by his dad, who died at age 82.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recently posted on its website the details for applying for drawn hunts in 28 categories. This is a big deal because there are many Texans who would love to hunt but cannot afford a lease. In theory, wildlife belongs to all Texans, but the distribution of land is much less equitable. Landowners view an abundance of game as a "cash cow," or "cash doe" in this case, because white-tailed deer are easily the favored game in TPWD drawn hunts.
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".