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President Obama Arrives In Austin

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:13 PM CDT
UPDATE 2 p.m.: I-35 closed at Hwy 183 for President's drive to Downtown, no word on how long it will stay closed

UPDATE 1:40 p.m.:
President Obama begins his remarks at Manor New Tech High School by saying "Hello Texas" and introducing dignitaries including Congressman Lloyd Doggett. He says he chose to visit Austin because "there are terrific things going on here in areas like Manor."

He walked off Air Force 1 at 12:15 p.m. Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell greeted him.

His first stop is Manor New Tech High School.

Trying to throw a monk wrench into the President's schedule, a tweet from Occupy Austin says they will blockade 8th Street and Brazos Street at 2 p.m. and the 9700 block of Hwy 290 at 3:30 p.m.

Occupy Austin's tweet asks those that show up to bring "no tar sands" signs to protest the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The president is scheduled to tour the Capital Factory downtown, a headquarters at 7th Street and Brazos Street for small business software startups, and then head east to visit the Applied Materials semiconductor manufacturing campus on Hwy 290 East.

The president is scheduled to depart at about 5:25 p.m.President Obama Arrives In Austin

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