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Monday, January 30th, 2017

Texas State to host conference on legacies of the Obama administration

Texas State University’s Center for International Studies will host a two-day conference February 2-3, featuring prominent scholars from across Texas and the United State discussing the likely domestic and foreign policy legacies of the Obama administration.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

President Obama welcomes San Antonio Spurs with White House ceremony

At a White House ceremony, the president on Monday offered the reigning NBA champions advice on winning back-to-back, one of the few milestones the Spurs have yet to reach.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The bullet train that could change everything

In Texas, a new model for high-speed rail is hurtling forward. If successful, it could mark a turning point for the development of public transportation around the country.

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Obama taps San Antonio’s Julián Castro as HUD chief

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be President Obama's next secretary of housing and urban development, sources close to the Democratic Party rising star said on Saturday.

Friday, May 17th, 2013

In IRS scandal, Smith, Doggett have their moments in the spotlight

Hays County’s two heavy-hitting congressmen — political polar opposites who find agreement on high-profile national issues as rarely as their respective parties do — have both waded into the fray over the extent of an Internal Revenue...

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

On Austin visit, Obama sings city’s, school’s praises

President Obama said Thursday that Austin was the perfect spot to kick off his“Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity” tour because the city was doing so many things right economically.

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.

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