“The project is going to be 12 different sites that we’re going to beautify all along Cleveland Avenue and the canal,” Jeff Lyssy, parks and rec supervisor, told the KHB board last week. “If you go to the east of that canal you will then run into South B Street, it’s the first intersection, and on either side of South B Street there’s a canal that looks atrocious, it’s terrible,” Lyssy said.
And it is recruiting new members. The RGV Chapter is seeking applicants for about 25 slots in its training program, which is comprised of 30 hours of classroom work, 10 hours of field work and eight hours of advanced training. Classes begin in January 2018. “It provides people with a sense of place,” said chapter president M. Lee Brown, who became a Texas Master Naturalist in 2010. “I’ve lived in different places, and I was a master naturalist before in a different part of Texas.
The diversity of the native plants of the Rio GrandeValley makes being an amateur botanist a dream hobby here, although starting out on the trail to mastering the craft can be daunting. Texas Master Naturalists Anita Westervelt and Barbara Peet can make identification of native and even non-native plants easier to digest with their twice-monthly plant walks at HughRamseyNaturePark.
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".