Nicole Villalpando, Austin American-Statesman

Nicole Villalpando

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Nicole:

Should your child get the COVID-19 booster? Central Texas experts weigh in

Once the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signs off on boosters for ages 5-11 , Austin area clinics ready to roll them out. → Read More

Use hydration, common sense to protect yourself from Central Texas heat

Everything from your clothing choices to the time of day you are outside can play a role in helping avoid a heat-related emergency. → Read More

Do I need a second COVID-19 booster shot? Here's how to know

Here is a look at who qualifies for the second COVID-19 booster, how to get it, and whether you can mix brands. → Read More

At SXSW, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy takes on loneliness, polarization

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic made our lack of connection more obvious, he says. → Read More

Here's how to prevent a trip to the emergency room during winter weather in Austin

Avoid falls, car accidents, hypothermia, fire-related injuries when the Austin weather brings freezing temperatures later this week. → Read More

Life of Austin YouTube sensation Adalia Rose Williams will be celebrated on Sunday

15-year-old with rare genetic condition shared her life, makeup tips with millions. The celebration of her life will be streamed on her social sites. → Read More

Skin dry and cracked? Could be our chaotic Central Texas winter weather

How to save your skin from wind, temperature fluctuations and heaters during colder weather. And you still need sunscreen during winter. → Read More

'Scary' need for blood with COVID-19 omicron surge, Austin growth outpacing donations

We Are Blood asks hospitals to conserve blood products more regularly as omicron surges and Austin area growth affects supplies. → Read More

50-degree temperature swing possible on New Year's Day in Austin

First freeze of the season expected overnight as strong cold front arrives → Read More

Ready to light some fireworks for New Year's Eve? Celebrate in a way that's legal and safe

Stay sober, keep your distance, have water handy and other tips for celebrating with fireworks. You also can watch Austin's celebration from afar. → Read More

Mother's headstone soon will be placed for siblings who lost mom to COVID-19

Stasswender-Dietz Memorial donated memorial stone to Season for Caring's Gaston-Ellis family → Read More

Women used to giving to others need help after vision loss, husband's death

Austin's affordability, inaccessibility made living here difficult for Cheryl Selby and BJ Lentz, who both had lived lives of self-reliance. → Read More

What we now know about the omicron variant as Austin braces for COVID-19 holiday surge

University of Texas COVID-19 Modeling Consortium predicts possible bigger U.S. COVID-19 surge than December 2020. → Read More

P. Terry's to donate all profits on Saturday to Season for Caring

Eleven local nonprofit organizations to benefit from burger stand's quarterly giving event → Read More

Austin Season for Caring families seek help with medical bills, supplies

Statesman Season for Caring families need help with medical bills, supplies, eye care and orthodontia. → Read More

Crib, wheelchair, winter coats: Donors help Season for Caring families through Amazon wish lists

For the second year, each featured Austin family in the Statesman's Season for Caring program has an Amazon registry for online shopping. → Read More

Sheth family matching $500,000 in Season for Caring donations

Now through Christmas, gifts will be matched to help 11 local nonprofit organizations provide emergency relief to hundreds of families. → Read More

Where are they now? Catching up with last year's Statesman Season for Caring families

The Statesman Season for Caring program helped featured families with better housing, medical care, education and more last year → Read More

Can going to bed at 10 p.m. reduce heart disease risk?

What's important is consistency: going to sleep at the same time every day, getting up at the same time every day, eating meals at the same time every day. → Read More

What to do in Austin and Central Texas this 2021 holiday season with the family

Drive-thru displays, take-home kits and Santa's workshop are all on the holiday calendar. Here are the Christmas events around Austin in 2021. → Read More