HOUSTON - Some local mortgage loan officers are doing their best to be like Santa this summer with a toy drive to help kids in need at the Mission of Yahweh in northwest Houston. As Kimberly Carroll tries entertaining her kids, it seems like a typical morning for a typical Houston family. But things are far from typical for the mother of four, who recently found herself homeless. "My child was murdered in July of last year.
HOUSTON - Right in the middle of the Kashmere Gardens area of north Houston, fruits and vegetables are being grown. It’s part of what the nonprofit Target Hunger does to help feed needy families. "We have supporters that have donated us seeds. We have supporters who have donated like hundreds of tomatoes, plants and so we get it, we put it in the ground immediately," said Mel Jones, CEO of Target Hunger. They've set up a number of these gardens.
LEAGUE CITY, Texas -- There are all sorts of ways to raise money for a good cause. But retired teacher Susan Leining does it with cookies. She’s started something called Cookies for a Cause. It involves cookie decorating classes and cookie sales, with all the money going to helping to fight Alzheimer’s. Her mother suffers from that disease. "My mom is at home, and I've just seen her deteriorate, and it’s a disease with no known cause, no known cure and no way to really slow it down," Leining said.
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".