Contradicting previous White House explanations, President Donald Trump declared yesterday he had planned to fire FBI Director James Comey all along, regardless of whether top Justice Department officials recommended. In an interview with NBC News, Trump also said he’d asked Comey point-blank if he was under investigation and was assured three times he was not.
Austin city council approves e-cigarette ban in public places— The penalty for violating the city’s smoking ban is a fine of up to $2,000.
The Spurs beat the Rockets 114-75 to advance to the NBA Western Conference finals. LaMarcus Aldridge had 34 points and 12 rebounds. The Spurs play the Warriors Sunday.
Richard Overton, the oldest veteran in the US lives in East Austin and just turned 111. On his birthday the city council renamed the street he has lived on for 70 years, Richard Overton Avenue.