Today I have called HEB on Brodie, the south Central Market, the central Whole Foods, and the south Fiesta. None of them sell non-hydrogenated lard. Our only nibble was La Michoacana on E. 7th, who said they render their own lard, and it was $1.89 for either 1 or 2 lbs. Hubby's on the way to go see.
Johnny G.'s Meats said they don't have lard, but they sell pork trimmings (about half fat, half meat) for $1.29/lb. We may get some and render our own (with a crackling bonus!).
Anyone know of other sources of real, "healthy" (non-hydrogenated) lard in Austin?