Obama to discuss economy in Austin Thursday

AUSTIN (KXAN) — President Barack Obama is coming back to Austin this week, and he will discuss the economy at an event Thursday morning.

Obama’s remarks will speak at The Paramount Theatre in Downtown Austin, an event that is free and open to the public. However, the White House says space is limited.

Attendees will need tickets. They will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Paramount Theatre.

Doors will open at 9:45 a.m. Thursday.

The president will also attend a pair of Democratic National Committee fundraisers while in town.

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez will host the president at his Austin home on Wednesday. Tickets for the event range from $5,000 to $32,400. The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

On Thursday, Obama will take part in a roundtable discussion hosted by Aimee Boone Cunningham. Tickets to that event will cost $32,400.

The president last visited Austin on April 10 when he spoke at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library during a multiday Civil Rights Summit.

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