Roberto Villalpando, Austin American-Statesman

Roberto Villalpando

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Roberto:

Police arrest suspect in East Austin homicide, identify victim

3:30 p.m. update: Austin police on Friday arrested a 21-year-old man who authorities are linking to the killing of another person at an East Austin → Read More

Police seek suspect in deadly shooting at East Austin apartments

Authorities are looking for a suspect in the shooting death of a man at an East Austin apartment complex.Austin police responded shortly after 10 p.m. → Read More

FORECAST: Friday sunshine ushers in bright, rain-free weekend

Friday forecast for Austin: After a week of being on edge, with eyes peeled for damaging hail, heavy rainfall and lightning — you know, just your typical spring in Central Texas — the region can finally settle in for a nice day with uneventful weather.The National Weather Service outlook for Friday in Austin calls for mostly sunny skies with daytime temperatures reaching as high as 88 degrees.… → Read More

Comal County: 7th coronavirus death, 3 new cases brings total to 90

Comal County health officials reported the county’s seventh death and three new cases of COVID-19, the illness associated with the coronavirus, for a total of 90 cases on Thursday.A New Braunfels man in his 90s, who tested positive on May 12, died in a San Antonio hospital on May 17. The Office of Public Health confirmed the positive result and his subsequent death late Wednesday, officials… → Read More

4 adults, 2 children hospitalized after collision in North Austin

Six people, including two children, were taken to the hospital after a collision involving three vehicles in North Austin on Saturday, Austin-Travis County EMS medics reported.Medics, joined by Austin firefighters and police, responded around 1:55 p.m. to the collision in the 12100 block of North Lamar Boulevard, just south of the intersection with Yager Lane.Medics took two children to Dell… → Read More

Overcrowding prompts closures of four Travis County parks

Authorities began closing a number of parks across Travis County on Saturday as they became overcrowded with weekend visitors.By 10 a.m. Travis County → Read More

FORECAST: Overcast skies set stage for rainy Memorial Day weekend

Saturday forecast for Austin: The coronavirus pandemic won’t be the only thing that could keep us indoors during a holiday weekend that traditionally has kicked off a summer of outdoor fun. Saturday likely will only have overcast skies, but the National Weather Service expects plenty of rain starting on Sunday.The mostly cloudy skies Saturday won’t stop temperatures from reaching a high… → Read More

Tip led to arrest in hit-and-run case, San Marcos police say

A driver suspected of being involved in a deadly hit-and-run in February surrendered to authorities over the weekend after a tipster helped crack the case, → Read More

Hays County: 235 known coronavirus cases; recoveries rise to 152

Hays County officials on Monday said the number of known coronavirus cases in the county has increased by 13 to 235, while recoveries rose to 152. → Read More

Amid rising traffic deaths, police target dangerous driving in Austin

Austin police say they are shifting resources to deal with a high number of serious and sometimes deadly crashes on major roadways despite traffic being → Read More

5 things to know about Tuesday’s summerlike heat in Austin

If you thought Monday was sweltering, grab a water bottle, because the heat on Tuesday will be even more oppressive, forecasters say. Here are five things → Read More

FORECAST UPDATE: Sunny, warm afternoon after storms caused power outages

1:10 p.m. update: Power outages affecting hundreds of Austin Energy customers on Wednesday morning have been resolved, according to the utility’s outage map.Skies in the Austin area have also cleared up after morning storms that caused the power outages.Sunshine will last to the evening with afternoon temperatures expected to peak at 81 degrees, the National Weather Service said.8:30 a.m.… → Read More

STORM ALERT: Band of heavy rainfall from Hill Country to Gulf Coast

Wednesday forecast for Austin: Doppler radar shows a wide band of storms producing heavy amounts of rainfall in a line from Fredericksburg in the Hill → Read More

Williamson County: 7th person dies of coronavirus; cases remain at 287

A seventh person has died in Williamson County as a result of COVID-19, the disease linked to the coronavirus, health officials said Tuesday.The county’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases remains at 287, the Williamson County and Cities Health District said.Eight patients are currently hospitalized and 155 people have recovered so far, officials said.The seventh patient who died was a… → Read More

Woman, 70, found dead may be homicide victim, authorities say

Investigators think a 70-year-old woman found dead in Manchaca, south of Austin, may be the victim of a homicide, authorities said late Friday.Travis County sheriff’s deputies responded at 9:53 a.m. on April 16 to reports of dead person in the 600 block of Hickory RidgeThe person found unresponsive in a front yard was identified by authorities as Janice Hughes of Manchaca. She was pronounced… → Read More

FORECAST: Watch for dense fog until 11 a.m., then afternoon sunshine

Sunday forecast for Austin: Good morning! How are you holding up?If you must head out on the roads this morning, watch out for dense fog in parts of Central Texas until 11 a.m., the National Weather Service says.The advisory warns that visibility could be limited to a quarter-mile or less in the dense fog and make driving hazardous."If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of… → Read More

San Marcos police officer killed, 2 others wounded in shooting

A San Marcos police officer was killed and two other officers were injured in a shooting Saturday, a San Marcos city official told the American-Statesman. → Read More

Comal County: Zero new coronavirus cases in past 3 days

Comal County officials reported zero new cases of COVID-19, the illness associated with the coronavirus, in the past three days as of noon Saturday.The → Read More

Woman critically injured in high-speed San Marcos crash

A rollover crash involving two cars that were racing each other Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 35 in San Marcos left a female passenger critically injured, authorities said.The woman, 20-year-old Jerrinque Lamiya Wilson of San Antonio, was ejected from the crash and taken by Hays County EMS to Ascension Seton Hays in Kyle, where she remained in critical condition, interim San Marcos Police… → Read More

Travis County corrections officer had coronavirus, none exposed, authorities say

A Travis County corrections officer who tested positive for COVID-19, the disease linked to the coronavirus, has recovered and is cleared to work again, → Read More