United Blood Services phlebotomist Diana Orocco, right, prepares to draw blood from Vivi Garcia. Garcia, originally of California but attending Howard College in Big Spring, donated blood Friday at the UBS drive in the KBest Media parking lot. Friday was also Garcia's birthday...the ribbon she's wearing reads "Birthday Girl." According to a UBS press release, donating blood is extra-important now, as blood supplies are depleted due to the Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma disasters.
A Lubbock-based band with a song about Big Spring will be opening for headliners Clay Walker and Deryl Dodd Sept. 30 at the Howard County Fairgrounds. The band, Spur 327, was announced Thursday evening as the winner of the Downtown Throw Down contest to choose the opening act for the Fairgrounds show. "We're very excited. Very excited. This was a big deal for us," said Spur 327 lead guitar player and songwriter Andy Hackney. "We're older guys. My kids call us the 'Dad band.'
A century ago, when Big Spring's Dean Myers was born, Elvis Presley wouldn't be born in Tupelo, Miss., for another 18 years. But the King put on an appearance and performed a few songs at Myers' 100th birthday, celebrated with a party Wednesday afternoon at Parkplace Retirement Living. "I've been to Big Spring a few times, but I don't believe I've ever been here for a 100-year birthday party," exclaimed Elvis impersonator Harvey McFadden of Winters, Texas.
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".