Alejandro Martínez-Cabrera

Night mobile/breaking news editor

Alejandro Martínez-Cabrera is the night mobile/breaking news editor for the Austin American-Statesman.

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Missing sisters found safe, but questions about case’s handling remain
 As the welcome news came Thursday that three missing Austin-area sisters had been found safe in Florida, questions remained about how long it took school officials to learn one child was missing and why authorities didn’t send out a statewide Amber Alert. Two of the sisters had been in foster care since Nov. 3, when authorities learned...

Posted: 5 days ago

As the welcome news came Thursday that three missing Austin-area sisters had been found safe in Florida, questions remained about how long it took school officials to learn one child was missing and why authorities didn’t send out a statewide Amber Alert. Two of the sisters had been in foster care since Nov. 3, when authorities learned...
Cómo puedes ayudar a Puerto Rico tras la devastación del Huracán María
 María ha sido el huracán más fuerte en golpear a Puerto Rico en más de 80 años, y los daños han sido extensos. El huracán tocó tierra en Puerto Rico el miércoles 20 de septiembre, desatando vientos de 155 millas por hora. Hasta el momento no se han reportado muertes en la isla...

12:24 AM Friday, Sep. 22, 2017

María ha sido el huracán más fuerte en golpear a Puerto Rico en más de 80 años, y los daños han sido extensos. El huracán tocó tierra en Puerto Rico el miércoles 20 de septiembre, desatando vientos de 155 millas por hora. Hasta el momento no se han reportado muertes en la isla...
Here’s how to help Mexico after deadly earthquakes
 Mexico still needs help after it was hit by two major earthquakes in as many weeks.   A 7.1-magnitude quake has left more than 200 people dead in Mexico City and the central states of Mexico State, Guerrero, Morelos and Puebla. And on Sept. 7, about 96 people died during an 8.2-magnitude earthquake – the strongest to hit the...

2:48 AM Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017

Mexico still needs help after it was hit by two major earthquakes in as many weeks.   A 7.1-magnitude quake has left more than 200 people dead in Mexico City and the central states of Mexico State, Guerrero, Morelos and Puebla. And on Sept. 7, about 96 people died during an 8.2-magnitude earthquake – the strongest to hit the...
EMS: Man dead after car reportedly goes down embankment near Texas 130
 A man in his 50s is dead and another one is seriously injured after a vehicle reportedly struck a guard rail in Texas 130 and went down an embankment, Austin-Travis County EMS said Sunday afternoon. Crews responded around noon to a pin-in crash at the 10000 block of southbound Texas 130 and found two people inside the vehicle, EMS said. Witnesses...

5:42 PM Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017

A man in his 50s is dead and another one is seriously injured after a vehicle reportedly struck a guard rail in Texas 130 and went down an embankment, Austin-Travis County EMS said Sunday afternoon. Crews responded around noon to a pin-in crash at the 10000 block of southbound Texas 130 and found two people inside the vehicle, EMS said. Witnesses...
WEATHER UPDATE: Weather advisory for Travis, Williamson counties expires
 10:22 p.m. update: A bridge in Old Spicewood Springs has flooded over, Austin police said. APD has advised that  bridge located between 5200 and 5300 Old Spicewood Springs Road be avoided as the water is “fast moving.”  10:10 p.m. update: The significant weather advisory for Williamson and Travis counties have expired...

11:59 AM Monday, Jun. 26, 2017

10:22 p.m. update: A bridge in Old Spicewood Springs has flooded over, Austin police said. APD has advised that  bridge located between 5200 and 5300 Old Spicewood Springs Road be avoided as the water is “fast moving.”  10:10 p.m. update: The significant weather advisory for Williamson and Travis counties have expired...
Police: SB I-35 frontage road at Parmer Ln. reopens after body found
 11:45 a.m. update: Southbound I-35 frontage road at Parmer Lane has reopened, Austin police officials said. The road was closed while police investigated a body found at a nearby transient camp, police said. According to their preliminary investigation, the death does not appear to be suspicious. Earlier: The southbound Interstate 35 frontage...

3:10 PM Saturday, May. 27, 2017

11:45 a.m. update: Southbound I-35 frontage road at Parmer Lane has reopened, Austin police officials said. The road was closed while police investigated a body found at a nearby transient camp, police said. According to their preliminary investigation, the death does not appear to be suspicious. Earlier: The southbound Interstate 35 frontage...
ICE arrestó a 153 en centro sur Texas, incluso 24 en Austin en marzo
 Agentes del Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) arrestaron a 153 personas que se sospecha están en el país de forma ilegal durante un operativo reciente el mes pasado, incluso 24 personas por la oficina de Austin-Waco, dijeron funcionarios de inmigración el lunes 3. El operativo de 12 días duró...

9:10 PM Monday, Apr. 03, 2017

Agentes del Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) arrestaron a 153 personas que se sospecha están en el país de forma ilegal durante un operativo reciente el mes pasado, incluso 24 personas por la oficina de Austin-Waco, dijeron funcionarios de inmigración el lunes 3. El operativo de 12 días duró...
EMS: Man seriously injured after rollover crash in northeastern
 A man in his 30s is seriously injured after a rollover crash in northeastern Travis County, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened about 2:36 p.m. at the 9400 block of eastbound U.S. 290 East. The man was ejected from the car after the crash, officials said. A trauma alert has been issued for the victim...

10:01 PM Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

A man in his 30s is seriously injured after a rollover crash in northeastern Travis County, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened about 2:36 p.m. at the 9400 block of eastbound U.S. 290 East. The man was ejected from the car after the crash, officials said. A trauma alert has been issued for the victim...
Austin fire captain suspended for social media posts
 An Austin Fire Department captain was suspended for 30 days after the fire chief said he “posted inappropriate comments on his social media account.” Fire Capt. Gregory Zenkner’s suspension began Oct. 31 and will last through Nov. 30, according to a disciplinary memo. The memo does not detail what he said or shared. In the...

2:09 PM Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016

An Austin Fire Department captain was suspended for 30 days after the fire chief said he “posted inappropriate comments on his social media account.” Fire Capt. Gregory Zenkner’s suspension began Oct. 31 and will last through Nov. 30, according to a disciplinary memo. The memo does not detail what he said or shared. In the...
EMS: Delays on southbound I-35 lower deck after 4-car crash
 A four-vehicle crash on the lower deck of southbound Interstate 35 has left three people injured and is causing traffic delays, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said Wednesday afternoon. Medics responded about 3:05 p.m. to the crash at the lower deck of 3800 block of North I-35, officials said. One of the vehicles rolled over and six people...

10:35 PM Tuesday, Nov. 08, 2016

A four-vehicle crash on the lower deck of southbound Interstate 35 has left three people injured and is causing traffic delays, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said Wednesday afternoon. Medics responded about 3:05 p.m. to the crash at the lower deck of 3800 block of North I-35, officials said. One of the vehicles rolled over and six people...
EMS: 1 dead, 3 injured in crash at FM 1431
 One person is dead and three others – two women and a boy – are injured after a two-vehicle crash in northwestern Travis County, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said Saturday morning. The crash happened about 10:43 a.m. at the 18000 block of FM 1431, officials said. One person was found dead on scene. Medics issued trauma alerts...

4:30 PM Saturday, Nov. 05, 2016

One person is dead and three others – two women and a boy – are injured after a two-vehicle crash in northwestern Travis County, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said Saturday morning. The crash happened about 10:43 a.m. at the 18000 block of FM 1431, officials said. One person was found dead on scene. Medics issued trauma alerts...