The members of Dallas Police Academy Class 353, the first group of recruits after the events of July 7, were all already in the process of applying to the department when the ambush occurred. One recruit, Jay Kurzanski, a native of Buffalo, got a call on the morning of the shooting inviting him to Dallas for a second interview. He booked his plane ticket by that evening. “I was set on this path,” he said.
Last fall, a federal judge in Beaumont gave Trey Frederick a second chance. The then 19-year-old had pleaded guilty to shooting and killing two endangered whooping cranes just west of Beaumont in January, and faced up to a year in jail for his crime. (I wrote about Frederick’s brazen shooting of the cranes for the September 2016 issue of TEXAS MONTHLY.)
We all knew that the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros would be in the playoffs, right? The obvious domination that the two Texas teams would have over the world of Major League Baseball was apparent from a mile off, so it’s clear that all of the behind-the-scenes bickering—especially up in Arlington—has been in the works for some time, correct? No, of course not! Like most people, we predicted that the Astros and the Rangers would be terrible this year.
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".