MISSION — Sometimes the things that register most prominently in our minds actually began quite subtly.Case in point: last Saturday’s border wall protest in Mission when over 1,000 people walked 4.2 miles in a somber, almost reflective procession that was both moving and impactful — and showed a unity of purpose in our community unmatched by other recent gatherings.There was the elderly grandmother walking quietly, moving her lips as she clutched a rosary.
MCALLEN — At Wednesday night’s Ride of Silence, originating from The Monitor’s parking lot, I met a young woman wearing a red felt arm band — marking her as one who has been struck while bicycling on an area road.She told me that she was riding south on McColl Road near Wisconsin Avenue when a van pulled out and struck her, apparently never seeing her, as it crossed in front of her turning left.It happened so fast, she said, and the front of her bicycle attached to the rear of the van and...
My daughter turns 16 in October and is already preparing to take the wheel. She’s my third child, and this rite of passage is never easy. But unlike the driving fears that I had for her older brothers in years past, I’m now scared for her for another reason that I never expected. I’m now more worried about her being racially profiled by police and state troopers in Texas.Her birthday will come just six weeks after Senate Bill 4 takes effect Sept. 1.
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".