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Roberto Villalpando

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Roberto Villalpando is the mobile/breaking news editor. His job is to ensure the Statesman’s digital products are updated with the latest local breaking news, with a specific emphasis on mobile presentation. In his previous role at the Statesman, he produced interactive graphics, multimedia features and other digital content for Statesman.com. His journalism career at the Austin American-Statesman began in 1998 and has included a variety of newsroom jobs, such as graphic artist, page designer, copy editor, wire editor and assistant news editor.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash blocks I-35 northbound lanes in Round Rock
 A crash blocked multiple northbound lanes of Interstate 35 on Monday morning in Round Rock near Hesters Crossing, authorities said. The wreck, between Hesters Crossing and RM 620, had traffic backed up to Grand Avenue Parkway, with delays of nearly a half-hour.

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A crash blocked multiple northbound lanes of Interstate 35 on Monday morning in Round Rock near Hesters Crossing, authorities said. The wreck, between Hesters Crossing and RM 620, had traffic backed up to Grand Avenue Parkway, with delays of nearly a half-hour.
FORECAST: Cool, crisp, sunny Monday in 60s; clear skies all Thanksgiving week
 Monday forecast for Austin: With family and loved ones in town and schoolchildren in Austin taking the week off, the week couldn’t be nicer for everyone to enjoy autumn in Central Texas. The National Weather Service outlook for Monday calls for sunshine with temperatures climbing to a mild 68 degrees. Nighttime temperatures will slip...

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Monday forecast for Austin: With family and loved ones in town and schoolchildren in Austin taking the week off, the week couldn’t be nicer for everyone to enjoy autumn in Central Texas. The National Weather Service outlook for Monday calls for sunshine with temperatures climbing to a mild 68 degrees. Nighttime temperatures will slip...
6 things to know about Thanksgiving travel through Austin’s airport
 The busiest days at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport during the Thanksgiving travel week are typically Tuesday and Wednesday, when the airport sees anywhere from 18,000 to 20,000 travelers each day, airport officials say. So here are six tips to make your trip easier: 1. Know your parking options: Beyond uncovered long-term parking...

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The busiest days at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport during the Thanksgiving travel week are typically Tuesday and Wednesday, when the airport sees anywhere from 18,000 to 20,000 travelers each day, airport officials say. So here are six tips to make your trip easier: 1. Know your parking options: Beyond uncovered long-term parking...
Thanksgiving forecast: Wear hoodies in Austin, parkas in northern U.S.
 If you’re gearing up for that annual backyard family football game on Thanksgiving, you won’t have to worry about rain, though you might want to bring a hoodie. But while we’re not likely to face any serious weather-related problems in Central Texas, those heading out to see loved ones this holiday week should be prepared...

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If you’re gearing up for that annual backyard family football game on Thanksgiving, you won’t have to worry about rain, though you might want to bring a hoodie. But while we’re not likely to face any serious weather-related problems in Central Texas, those heading out to see loved ones this holiday week should be prepared...
FORECAST: Sunshine with temps near 84; front Saturday to bring cooler, drier air
 Friday forecast for Austin: The weekend before Thanksgiving will start off with unseasonably high temperatures possibly in the lower 80s before a cold front Saturday pushes out the humidity and delivers cooler, drier air more in line with autumn. The National Weather Service outlook for Friday calls for partly sunny skies with...

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Friday forecast for Austin: The weekend before Thanksgiving will start off with unseasonably high temperatures possibly in the lower 80s before a cold front Saturday pushes out the humidity and delivers cooler, drier air more in line with autumn. The National Weather Service outlook for Friday calls for partly sunny skies with...
TRAFFIC ALERT: 3 hospitalized after crash on U.S. 290 in Manor; roadway delays expected
 Medics have taken three people to the hospital after a rollover collision on U.S. 290 East in Manor, Austin-Travis County EMS reported. Emergency crews responded around 5:45 a.m. Thursday to the scene in the 11200 block of U.S. 290 near Lexington Street in Manor. They took two adults to Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin and one child younger...

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Medics have taken three people to the hospital after a rollover collision on U.S. 290 East in Manor, Austin-Travis County EMS reported. Emergency crews responded around 5:45 a.m. Thursday to the scene in the 11200 block of U.S. 290 near Lexington Street in Manor. They took two adults to Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin and one child younger...
FORECAST: Overcast with chance of light rain, temperatures in 70s 
 Thursday forecast for Austin: Isolated to scattered showers will become more likely across Central Texas as moisture-rich southeast winds increase, according to the National Weather Service. Austin’s muggy morning is starting with 65 degrees at Camp Mabry with humidity levels at 93 percent, as of 6 a.m. Forecasters are calling...

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Thursday forecast for Austin: Isolated to scattered showers will become more likely across Central Texas as moisture-rich southeast winds increase, according to the National Weather Service. Austin’s muggy morning is starting with 65 degrees at Camp Mabry with humidity levels at 93 percent, as of 6 a.m. Forecasters are calling...
Mother of missing Austin students arrested in Florida; girls are safe, police say
 6:30 p.m. update: A woman accused of abducting her daughters from Austin schools Tuesday has been detained in Florida and the girls are safe, Austin school police officials said Thursday.  AISD police did not say where exactly Sarah Marcella Jordan, 38, was arrested. She is charged with interference with child custody.  Police say...

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6:30 p.m. update: A woman accused of abducting her daughters from Austin schools Tuesday has been detained in Florida and the girls are safe, Austin school police officials said Thursday.  AISD police did not say where exactly Sarah Marcella Jordan, 38, was arrested. She is charged with interference with child custody.  Police say...
Smoke over Lake Austin on Wednesday will likely be from prescribed burn
 If you see smoke around Lake Austin on Wednesday afternoon, it will likely  be from a  prescribed fire at Emma Long Metropolitan Park, fire officials said, The Austin Fire Department’s prescribed burn is scheduled to occur from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the park’s A&B Picnic Area, which is at the end of City Park Road, according to...

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If you see smoke around Lake Austin on Wednesday afternoon, it will likely be from a prescribed fire at Emma Long Metropolitan Park, fire officials said, The Austin Fire Department’s prescribed burn is scheduled to occur from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the park’s A&B Picnic Area, which is at the end of City Park Road, according to...
Driver injured in Southwest Pkwy. crash; traffic delays likely on Texas 71
 Medics have taken a man to the hospital after a rollover wreck in Southwest Austin early Wednesday. Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the wreck just before 6:50 a.m. around the 10600 block of Southwest Parkway, near the intersection with Texas 71. Medics took one man to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with potentially serious...

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Medics have taken a man to the hospital after a rollover wreck in Southwest Austin early Wednesday. Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the wreck just before 6:50 a.m. around the 10600 block of Southwest Parkway, near the intersection with Texas 71. Medics took one man to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with potentially serious...
FORECAST: Overcast skies, humid with temps near 78; rain possible at night
 Wednesday forecast for Austin: Overcast skies and humidity will hang around Central Texas for next couple of days until a cold front at the end of the week pushes out the moisture and erases current above-normal temperatures. The sun hadn’t even come up yet, but the temperature at Austin’s main weather station at Camp Mabry was...

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Wednesday forecast for Austin: Overcast skies and humidity will hang around Central Texas for next couple of days until a cold front at the end of the week pushes out the moisture and erases current above-normal temperatures. The sun hadn’t even come up yet, but the temperature at Austin’s main weather station at Camp Mabry was...