SAN MARCOS, Texas -- U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison told graduates at Texas State University that while their college degrees would help them, they would need other skills including flexibility to succeed in a shaky economy.
Roughly 970 Bobcat candidates in fine arts, communications and applied arts received their degrees on the last day of Texas State's commencement ceremonies.
Gov. Rick Perry addressed the Prairie View A&M University graduation -- congratulating students at the traditionally black school.
He also touted his commitment to job creation and a business-friendly Texas during his tenure while encouraging graduates to go into business in the state.
Meanwhile, former first lady Laura Bush returned to Southern Methodist University Saturday to give the commencement address.
Bush graduated from SMU with a bachelor's degree in elementary education.
She got her master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977 and was surprised to remember the keynote at that time was George Bush -- referring to her father-in-law, not her husband.
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