November 19, 2018

Aquarium moves closer to opening

The owner of the Austin Aquarium in northwest Austin says the attraction will open in late November or early December.

Owner Vince Covino took KXAN News on a tour of the facility Thursday, as crews prepare the building for water and fish.Over the past few months, Covino has had to deal with permitting issues which forced him to move the fish he did have in stock off-site.

Opponents of the aquarium point to an ongoing investigation by the Oregon Humane Society into another aquarium owned by Vince and  and his brother, Ammon Covino in Portland, Ore.

Covino says he takes the accusations