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Friday, May 10th, 2013

Audio: Jobs talk puts Latino unemployment rate in spotlight

President Obama's visit to Austin on Thursday has again highlighted Texas' economic growth. But the renewed focus on the "Texas miracle" has also underscored a persistent concern in the state: higher rates of unemployment among Hispanics.

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Video: Obama’s speech on tech, manufacturing in Austin

Watch the President Obama’s speech at Applied Materials in Austin on manufacturing and technology.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Video: Obama’s speech at Manor experimental high school

During his May 9 visit to the Interstate 35 corridor, the president praised New Technology High School for its non-traditional ethos and an emphasis on academic rigor.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Real time: Obama and the #TexasMiracle

President Obama is visiting Central Texas on Thursday, May 9 as the first stop on a national tour to emphasize middle class job creation. Watch the fanfare unfold through our Storify timeline.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

On jobs tour, Obama in Austin to visit the ‘Texas miracle’

President Obama will visit Austin on Thursday as part of his "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour.” Gov. Rick Perry thinks any tour on jobs and opportunity should start and probably end in Texas.

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Dealmaker to help recruit tech firms to San Marcos

Pike Powers, the playmaking attorney who helped make Austin a technology hub, is going to work for the Greater San Marcos Partnership to recruit businesses here.

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