On behalf of the directors of the Rio Grande Guardian, we would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers and sponsors. Thanks too to the Rio Grande Guardian writers, reporters, and photographers that have graced our pages this past year: Patricia Fogarty, Ena Capucion, Stephanie Jara, Jacqueline Arias, Patricia Martinez, Claudia Perez-Rivas, Blanca Zumaya, Melva Lavin-Castillo, Dayna Reyes, Luis Montoya, Mario Muñoz, Apolonio Sandoval, Gary Mounce, and Joe Lopez.
DONNA, RGV – As planned, Ernesto Silva is leaving his post as Donna’s interim city manager at the end of the year. Last summer, Silva told city council members and staff not to factor him into the equation when they were working on this year’s budget. “During our summer retreat on South Padre Island, when the city council members were reviewing all their consultants, I asked them not to budget for me beyond December 31. I do not want people to think I am leaving because of the recent election.
EDINBURG, RGV – An Edinburg Economic Development Corporation board of directors meeting started at 6 p.m. on Monday and did not end until 11:24 p.m. The board, which has a completely new look following the recent city council elections, spent many hours grilling EEDC executive director Gus Garcia over various economic development projects and the lobbyists the group has been using in Washington, D.C., Austin, and Mexico.
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".