Street re-dos, city facility repairs and parks projects could get started late this year or in January if voters approve the November bond package. Assistant City Manager Majed Al-Ghafry said the city could kick off the 2017 bond package by issuing in the ballpark of $100 million in debt late this year or early next year. That would come if voters approve the 10 bond propositions -- collectively worth $1.05 billion before interest -- on the Nov. 7 ballot.
The critics, both inside and outside City Hall, have consistently raised questions about whether the State Fair has lived up to its obligations to take care of Fair Park and its historic structures. Former Trammell Crow CEO Don Williams has also questioned whether the weeks of setup and the 24 days dedicated to rides, events and fried foods directly and indirectly hurt the impoverished surrounding neighborhoods.
An ethics panel unanimously ruled Friday that Dallas City Council member Philip Kingston violated the city's ethics rules when he filmed a campaign ad in his City Hall office. The city's five-member Ethics Advisory Commission recommended a relatively light punishment: a letter of reprimand, which amounts to an official slap on the wrist. Kingston's council colleagues will ultimately have the final say on his sanction.
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".