Roberto Villalpando

Mobile/breaking news editor

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.

Latest from Roberto Villalpando

UPDATE: Man in his 40s dead in shooting near Lakeway, EMS officials say
 2:10 p.m. update: A man described as in his 40s was found dead by Lakeway police in the parking lot of a church Friday afternoon, police said. Police said officers responded at 12:13 p.m. to Emmaus Catholic Church in the 1700 block of Lohmans Crossing Road after receiving a report of “a distraught individual” in a pickup...

Posted: 5 days ago

2:10 p.m. update: A man described as in his 40s was found dead by Lakeway police in the parking lot of a church Friday afternoon, police said. Police said officers responded at 12:13 p.m. to Emmaus Catholic Church in the 1700 block of Lohmans Crossing Road after receiving a report of “a distraught individual” in a pickup...
Rollover crash in southbound lanes of North MoPac near U.S. 183, EMS officials say
 A rollover crash has occurred Thursday afternoon in the southbound lanes of North MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) just south of the U.S. 183 interchange, Austin-Travis County EMS officials reported. Medics were responding to the 8600 block of North Mopac at 3:35 p.m. after getting reports of a vehicle that rolled over multiple times. The vehicle...

Posted: 6 days ago

A rollover crash has occurred Thursday afternoon in the southbound lanes of North MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) just south of the U.S. 183 interchange, Austin-Travis County EMS officials reported. Medics were responding to the 8600 block of North Mopac at 3:35 p.m. after getting reports of a vehicle that rolled over multiple times. The vehicle...
Family of Austin police officer killed in procession sues funeral home
 The family of Austin police officer Amir Abdul-Khaliq, who was fatally injured in a crash while escorting a funeral procession in 2016, is suing the funeral home and the transportation company that hired the officer. The lawsuit filed by Houston attorney Mo Aziz on behalf of Abdul-Khaliq’s family claims the funeral home &mdash...

Posted: 6 days ago

The family of Austin police officer Amir Abdul-Khaliq, who was fatally injured in a crash while escorting a funeral procession in 2016, is suing the funeral home and the transportation company that hired the officer. The lawsuit filed by Houston attorney Mo Aziz on behalf of Abdul-Khaliq’s family claims the funeral home &mdash...
TRAVEL ALERT: Austin airport garage, long-term parking full; overflow lot open
 Heads up, travelers: Parking spaces at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport were quickly disappearing Wednesday morning, according to airport officials. As of 11 a.m., long-term parking lots B, C, D, E, F and G were filled and both covered garages near the Barbara Jordan Terminal were full. Only the overflow economy parking lot and a few...

Posted: 7 days ago

Heads up, travelers: Parking spaces at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport were quickly disappearing Wednesday morning, according to airport officials. As of 11 a.m., long-term parking lots B, C, D, E, F and G were filled and both covered garages near the Barbara Jordan Terminal were full. Only the overflow economy parking lot and a few...
San Marcos to toughen water restrictions for residents starting Sunday
 San Marcos will toughen water restrictions starting on Sunday, as aquifer levels continue to drop, city officials said Wednesday. The city will be under Stage 2 restrictions, which add restrictions on irrigating with soaker hoses and using decorative water features.  According to the city, sprinkler use is still restricted to one...

Posted: 7 days ago

San Marcos will toughen water restrictions starting on Sunday, as aquifer levels continue to drop, city officials said Wednesday. The city will be under Stage 2 restrictions, which add restrictions on irrigating with soaker hoses and using decorative water features.  According to the city, sprinkler use is still restricted to one...
TONIGHT: Road closures near downtown for Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run
 Watch out for street closures near downtown on Thursday evening as runners take part in the Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run and Party. The race starts at 8 p.m. and is scheduled to wrap up at 10 p.m. but the road closures along the 5-kilometer race route begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. The main thoroughfare affected, West...

Posted: 13 days ago

Watch out for street closures near downtown on Thursday evening as runners take part in the Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run and Party. The race starts at 8 p.m. and is scheduled to wrap up at 10 p.m. but the road closures along the 5-kilometer race route begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. The main thoroughfare affected, West...
FORECAST: Heat index to make sunny high of 98 feel more like 104
 Thursday forecast for Austin: Expect temperatures to stay under the 100-degree mark despite withering heat and humidity that will send the heat index into the triple digits, the National Weather Service says. Under mostly sunny skies, Austin temperatures should peak at around 98 degrees in the afternoon, while the heat index could reach...

Posted: 14 days ago

Thursday forecast for Austin: Expect temperatures to stay under the 100-degree mark despite withering heat and humidity that will send the heat index into the triple digits, the National Weather Service says. Under mostly sunny skies, Austin temperatures should peak at around 98 degrees in the afternoon, while the heat index could reach...
20-year-old woman wielding knife killed by officer in Southeast Austin, police say 
 A 20-year-old woman was shot and killed by an Austin police officer as she approached him with a knife in a Southeast Austin home early Thursday, interim Police Chief Brian Manley said. The identities of the woman and the officer have not been released by authorities. The officer, who has been with the Austin Police Department for two years...

Posted: 14 days ago

A 20-year-old woman was shot and killed by an Austin police officer as she approached him with a knife in a Southeast Austin home early Thursday, interim Police Chief Brian Manley said. The identities of the woman and the officer have not been released by authorities. The officer, who has been with the Austin Police Department for two years...
Firefighters contain bedroom blaze at Southeast Austin home
 Firefighters on Monday contained a blaze to a bedroom in a Southeast Austin home, fire officials said. An occupant of the home was evaluated at scene and released by Austin-Travis County EMS medics. Crews responded to the home in the 4600 block of Dove Springs Drive around 10:45 a.m. The fire was quickly extinguished and investigators determined...

Posted: 16 days ago

Firefighters on Monday contained a blaze to a bedroom in a Southeast Austin home, fire officials said. An occupant of the home was evaluated at scene and released by Austin-Travis County EMS medics. Crews responded to the home in the 4600 block of Dove Springs Drive around 10:45 a.m. The fire was quickly extinguished and investigators determined...
UPDATE: Crews restore power to thousands in Central Texas, though many still without electricity
 10:30 p.m. update: Electric utility crews have restored power to thousands in Central Texas after a series of overnight thunderstorms, though many in Travis County are still without electricity. About 600 Austin Energy customers are still without power. City officials said crews will be working through the night to restore power. Over...

Posted: 16 days ago

10:30 p.m. update: Electric utility crews have restored power to thousands in Central Texas after a series of overnight thunderstorms, though many in Travis County are still without electricity. About 600 Austin Energy customers are still without power. City officials said crews will be working through the night to restore power. Over...
HEAT UPDATE: Austin hits 101, ties daily record set in 2008; chance of rain Sunday
 5 p.m. update: Austin temperatures reached 101 degrees on Saturday, matching a 10-year daily heat record, the National Weather Service said. Forecasters recorded the triple-digit temperature, the first such reading so far this year, at 3:22 p.m. at Austin’s main weather station at Camp Mabry. Normally, temperatures peak around 90 degrees...

Posted: 18 days ago

5 p.m. update: Austin temperatures reached 101 degrees on Saturday, matching a 10-year daily heat record, the National Weather Service said. Forecasters recorded the triple-digit temperature, the first such reading so far this year, at 3:22 p.m. at Austin’s main weather station at Camp Mabry. Normally, temperatures peak around 90 degrees...