It's officially time to say "howdy" to one of the tallest folks you know. Big Tex, the 55-foot-tall cowboy-mascot for the State Fair of Texas, has been lifted into place. In a week, on Sept. 29, the State Fair of Texas will open its doors for its 24-day run. His head weighs 1,300 pounds and his hat weighs 900 pounds. Add those together, and Big Tex's noggin weighs more than 1 ton. Just don't call Big Tex "creepy." He's in his 60s, for heaven's sake, and he's lived through a fire .
You can't drink all day if you don't start early. And you can, at Rosé All Day Wine & Music Festival , a new Dallas event where trendy wine drinkers are invited to drink pink from 1-9 p.m. on Oct. 29. Rosé All Day is also the name of a wine from Biagio Cru Wines & Spirits , and that branded bevvie will be sold in cans and bottles at the festival.
Stephen Rogers asks a question many chefs do: "How do we make everyone happy?" The short answer is, it's tough. But the hospitable duo Rogers and Allison Yoder are sure going to try with their new restaurant at the Shops of Highland Park. The husband-wife co-owners also operate Gemma, a Cali-inspired restaurant on Henderson Avenue in Dallas. They're debuting a second Dallas restaurant, Sachet, on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
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".