Roberto Villalpando, Austin American-Statesman

Roberto Villalpando

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Roberto:

Austin marks 17 days of 100-degree weather in June, sets another daily heat record

June's heat on track to set record for average temperature → Read More

Austin snaps its hot streak of triple-digit temperatures with high of 98 degrees

The nine consecutive days of triple-digit temperatures we had this month was the longest such hot streak since August 2020. → Read More

Texas sales tax holiday: Save some green on these energy-efficient products this weekend

Texans are expected to save about $14 million this year in state and local sales taxes during the weekend on purchases of efficient products. → Read More

Cyclone names for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season are out: Did you make the list?

The names of Atlantic tropical storms are maintained and updated through a strict procedure by the World Meteorological Organization. → Read More

5 things to know about Austin weather this week: what rain we got, what we need, what to expect

We finally recorded our first triple-digit temperature reading this year on Saturday, when we also received a substantial dose of rain. → Read More

Rain, cooler temperatures in Austin next week, but can they stop wildfire, drought threat?

This weekend, a strong cold front stretching from the Great Lakes to the Rio Grande is expected to bring welcome rain and relief from extreme heat. → Read More

Austin PD seeking Lexus driver who targeted pickup in March road rage incident

Video taken from a dashboard camera shows the Lexus driver veer across multiple lanes of traffic on North MoPac to hit the Dodge on the entrance ramp. → Read More

Tornado watch for Austin area, Hill Country; Williamson County under flood advisory

The affected area includes Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Fayette, Blanco, Burnet, Llano and Gillespie counties. → Read More

What to know about Monday weather in Austin: Severe storms possible in the afternoon, night

Severe weather is forecast to move through Texas Monday afternoon, bringing the risk of hail and tornadoes. Here's the forecast. → Read More

We turn clocks forward on Sunday for daylight saving time: What's the point? and other FAQs

For those hoping to sleep in, it means losing an hour, but it also means we can count on more hours of daylight. → Read More

Austin-area COVID patient count still falling, fewest Texans in hospital for virus since December

According to state data, Travis County vaccination rates continue to improve but the area has been seeing a shortage in available staffed ICU beds. → Read More

Austin-area coronavirus patient count falls; fewest Texans in hospital for COVID since Christmas

According to state data, Travis County vaccination rates continue to improve but the area has been seeing a shortage in available staffed ICU beds. → Read More

Freezing Austin records biggest 24-hour temperature swing ever: 56-degree drop from 88 to 32

If you've lived long enough in Central Texas, you know that Mother Nature has a way of occasionally cramming all four seasons into a handful of days. → Read More

Enjoy sunshine, mild temperatures before midweek rain and storms soak Austin again

The soaking Central Texas got in the first week of February helped expand drought-free areas along and east of the Interstate 35 corridor. → Read More

Austin's key indicators, Texas hospital data show omicron-driven COVID cases declining

But based on the data and hospital trends recorded Monday, the community COVID threat level remained at Stage 5 of Austin Public Health's guidelines. → Read More

What to know about Austin weather: Winter storm warning to end at 10 a.m. Friday, no rain in forecast

Forecasters urge residents to be mindful of ice and sleet accumulations from Thursday's precipitation that remains on Central Texas roadways. → Read More

Monday rain welcome to drying Central Texas; brace for midweek cold front, extended freeze

La Niña, which has contributed to a relatively mild winter also may be to blame for the expansion of drought in Texas, and could linger into spring. → Read More

COVID-linked staff shortages force Austin to suspend brush, bulk pickup starting Feb. 21

Austin Resource Recovery is seeking entry-level and experienced drivers and is increasing starting wages. → Read More

Fire crews battle fire in abandoned building in Northeast Austin

Within a half-hour of battling the blaze, the Austin Fire Department tweeted that "operations on Anderson Lane have gone defensive." → Read More

What to know about Austin's freezing weather: Temps sink to 20s at night Thursday, Friday

An overnight cold front didn't just usher in air that's colder than your refrigerator, it also has set the stage for a wintry mix of precipitation. → Read More