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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

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.

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Exploring the vast Amazon

The San Marcos Mercury is excited to announce a partnership with Introducing the ShopSMTX.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Cable, satellite providers square off over tax break

Cable television providers, who pay more than $200 million in annual sales taxes on top of local franchise fees their satellite TV competitors don't have to pay, are attempting to end a disparity they characterize as an...

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Seton pathologist develops thyroid cancer test

The need for surgery to remove a potentially cancerous thyroid has been significantly reduced, thanks in part to the former medical chief of staff at Seton Medical Center Hays.

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Texas lawmaker files bill to regulate self-driving cars

Two weeks after Google showcased its self-driving car to local officials in Austin, a Texas lawmaker has filed a bill attempting to regulate the use of the futuristic technology.

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Google’s self-driving car miles ahead of Texas laws

Amid considerable fanfare, Google showcased a prototype of its self-driving car this week in Austin.

Friday, February 15th, 2013

SXSW Interactive growth makes it harder for startups to stand out

Brett Berman is hoping his company’s mobile app, UMeTime, will be a hit at next month’s South by Southwest Interactive, the annual Austin tech conference that was a launching pad for Twitter and Foursquare. Berman knows it...

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