San Antonio has improved — and can improve moreWith the closing of KLRN’s “Texas Week” after a run of nearly seven years, it’s a good time to take a brief survey of the San Antonio scene. When I returned from a decade in Houston, I was impressed with many key ways in which the city has changed, grown and grown more complex. Local politics and politicians are at a new level.
As the people in and near Houston recover from the horrors of massive flooding and go about the disgusting, back-breaking work of reclaiming their stinking, muck-filled homes, they should take heart from the wisdom of San Antonio Congressman Lamar Smith. Simply put, they should look at the bright side. Congressman Smith has long been a skeptic, some say a denier, of climate change.
Last week I told how comedian/activist Dick Gregory enflamed San Antonio with a 1968 speech at St. Mary’s University. This week I want to tell you how, exactly three months later, he helped keep another city from burning. On Thursday, April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis. Washington, D.C., was the first to erupt. President Lyndon Johnson called in more than 13,000 troops to quell rioting. Marines with machine guns guarded the Capitol.
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".