On July 1-3, Executive Director of the State Firefighters and Fire Marshals Association of Texas, along with Fire Chief Chris Barron, performed a fire and rescue services assessment of the Alpine Volunteer Fire Department at the request of Alpine city management. “This was a management assessment requested by the city to help in management decisions to improve Alpine VFD,” noted City Secretary Cynthia Salas.
Alpine Independent School District received a clean audit for fiscal year 2017 and a perfect rating from Texas Education Agency for fiscal year 2016, as reported at the regular board meeting Nov. 15. “Now you’re looking at two years of no findings. That looks very nice on the page,” noted external auditor Preston Singleton, partner with Singleton, Clark, and Company. kAmp? 6IE6C?2= 2F5:E 6I2>:?6D 6G:56?46 E@ DFAA@CED E96 ?F>36CD :?
Alpine is playing a critical role in data collection for the state’s new earthquake monitoring network, TexNet, with a seismic monitoring station housed at the bottom of a 25-foot bore hole in bedrock on Sul Ross State University property. TexNet includes 22 permanent monitoring stations, bringing the state’s total to 40, and was authorized by Governor Greg Abbott and the Legislature in 2015 with $4.47 million in funding. kAmt249 DE2E:@? 42?
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".