With anticipated inclement weather ready to descend on the greater Houston area, school districts are taking preemptive measures to keep students and staff safe. Lamar Consolidated ISD made the decision early Monday to cancel classes and close its campuses on Tuesday. All student extracurricular activities are also canceled. "We are closely monitoring the weather and will inform the community if there are any further changes," the district said in a news release. For updates, go to www.lcisd.org.
Katy gets hail as temperatures drop in greater Houston area Wind chills made it feel like 20s; Monday to see high in 50sHail hit Katy on Thursday as a blast of winter weather continued to make its way through the area. Highs are expected to barely reach 50 degrees over the next week, according to the National Weather Service, while lows dip into the 30s. Temperatures are not expected to reach back into the 60s until Friday.
ROY KENT: A lot is at stake this election yearIn the coming days and weeks, candidates from the Republican and Democratic sides of the upcoming ballots will be making their cases known as to why they deserve your vote. This year's election could very well determine the course for both the state and nation as all U.S. and state representatives are up for election. On the U.S. side, in particular, things could be turned upside down.
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".