More than 5,000 customers in the broad AEP Texas service area in South Texas were without power this morning, with most outages under 100 customers. In cold weather events earlier this winter season, AEP Texas officials urged people to turn off thermostats if a home or business loses power. If everybody’s thermostat is on when the power grid comes back up, it can blow AEP circuit breakers all over again as each home’s furnace tries to re-start at the same time.
“We don’t have any coming in yet,” Sanjuana Zavala, marketing and public relations manager at Sea Turtle Inc. on South Padre Island, said yesterday afternoon. “We’re expecting some tomorrow since it will have been a good 24 hours for the water to get cold.”When air temperatures drop suddenly in South Texas, the shallow waters of the Laguna Madre are quick to follow.
“I started doing volunteer work here at Loaves and Fishes, and they had this position open and at that time I was in real need of money because my husband had been laid off and he had been sick,” she recalled. “It got to the point where you hit rock-bottom, and you have to go and ask people for food. “It was embarrassing, but I said my family comes first, and I have to do what I have to do,” she said of her husband and two children.
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".