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

FORECAST: Sunny, hot Tuesday with high of 87; chance of rain Wednesday
 Tuesday forecast for Austin: Break out the shades because an unseasonably warm sunny day is in store for us, the National Weather Service says, as Central Texas temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80s. In Austin, temperatures will approach 87 degrees with south-southeast winds from the Gulf arriving in the afternoon, forecasters...

Posted: 15 hours ago

Tuesday forecast for Austin: Break out the shades because an unseasonably warm sunny day is in store for us, the National Weather Service says, as Central Texas temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80s. In Austin, temperatures will approach 87 degrees with south-southeast winds from the Gulf arriving in the afternoon, forecasters...
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Police reopen all of I-35 after Round Rock crash
 6:50 p.m. update: Police have reopened all lanes of Interstate 35 after a crash in Round Rock near Westinghouse Road, but drivers should still expect lengthy delays in the area for some time.  6:20 p.m. update: Police have reopened northbound I-35; southbound I-35 remains closed.  Earlier: Both directions of traffic on...

Posted: a day ago

6:50 p.m. update: Police have reopened all lanes of Interstate 35 after a crash in Round Rock near Westinghouse Road, but drivers should still expect lengthy delays in the area for some time.  6:20 p.m. update: Police have reopened northbound I-35; southbound I-35 remains closed.  Earlier: Both directions of traffic on...
3 Southwest flights canceled at Austin airport amid maintenance checks
 At least three Southwest Airlines flights were canceled Monday morning as the airline continues performing maintenance inspections in the wake of an engine failure last week that resulted in the death of a passenger. As of 8 a.m., an arriving flight and a departing flight to Dallas-Love Field and a departing flight to Phoenix had been canceled...

Posted: 2 days ago

At least three Southwest Airlines flights were canceled Monday morning as the airline continues performing maintenance inspections in the wake of an engine failure last week that resulted in the death of a passenger. As of 8 a.m., an arriving flight and a departing flight to Dallas-Love Field and a departing flight to Phoenix had been canceled...
OVERNIGHT: Man injured in crash on I-35 at U.S. 183; fuel spill briefly closes road
 A man in his 30s was critically injured after a collision with a dump truck caused a fuel spill that briefly closed Interstate 35 in Northeast Austin near the U.S. 183 interchange early Monday. Medics responded just after midnight to the 7600 block of I-35 North where a driver was found unconscious before being taken to Dell Seton Medical...

Posted: a day ago

A man in his 30s was critically injured after a collision with a dump truck caused a fuel spill that briefly closed Interstate 35 in Northeast Austin near the U.S. 183 interchange early Monday. Medics responded just after midnight to the 7600 block of I-35 North where a driver was found unconscious before being taken to Dell Seton Medical...
FORECAST: Sunshine, high near 84; clear at night, low around 58
 Monday forecast for Austin: Happy Monday! The work week will kick off with sunshine and seasonable (for Central Texas) springtime temperatures that could reach 84 degrees. At night, the National Weather Service expects clear skies with temperatures bottoming out around 58. Tuesday should be just as sunny as the day before, but with...

Posted: a day ago

Monday forecast for Austin: Happy Monday! The work week will kick off with sunshine and seasonable (for Central Texas) springtime temperatures that could reach 84 degrees. At night, the National Weather Service expects clear skies with temperatures bottoming out around 58. Tuesday should be just as sunny as the day before, but with...
Boerne man accused of punch attack at San Marcos bar in March surrenders
 A Boerne man  accused of punching a man unconscious outside a San Marcos bar last month has surrendered to authorities, officials announced Friday. Bryan Albert Garcia, who is charged with assault-bodily injury and serious bodily injury, turned himself in to the Hays County Jail early Thursday. Garcia, 34, was identified as a suspect...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Boerne man accused of punching a man unconscious outside a San Marcos bar last month has surrendered to authorities, officials announced Friday. Bryan Albert Garcia, who is charged with assault-bodily injury and serious bodily injury, turned himself in to the Hays County Jail early Thursday. Garcia, 34, was identified as a suspect...
Authorities investigating threats at Hays High School; classes on schedule
 Authorities are investigating threats made against students at Hays High School and school officials said they would increasing police presence on campus on Friday. Classes and other events at the school so far remain unaffected and the campus is expected to operate normally. The Hays County sheriff’s office said it had received ...

Posted: 4 days ago

Authorities are investigating threats made against students at Hays High School and school officials said they would increasing police presence on campus on Friday. Classes and other events at the school so far remain unaffected and the campus is expected to operate normally. The Hays County sheriff’s office said it had received ...
FORECAST: Storms likely on Saturday
 There is a chance of rain and thunderstorms in Austin throughout the day Saturday, according to meteorologists.  Current forecasts show a 30-40 percent chance of rain Saturday morning, and that chance rises to 50 percent from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, according to current National Weather Service data. The chance for rain then drops to 30 percent...

Posted: 4 days ago

There is a chance of rain and thunderstorms in Austin throughout the day Saturday, according to meteorologists.  Current forecasts show a 30-40 percent chance of rain Saturday morning, and that chance rises to 50 percent from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, according to current National Weather Service data. The chance for rain then drops to 30 percent...
Austin police to lead training Tuesday on how to respond to shooters

Posted: 5 days ago

Austin police will help train civilians in how to respond to an active shooter in a free session at a Southwest Austin church next week. Officer Josh Visi will lead the training at Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 U.S. 290 West, on April 24 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend at no charge, the church said in a statement. The...
Woman bit off boyfriend’s ear, charged with assault, Austin police say
 A 20-year-old woman faces an assault charge after she admitted to Austin police that she bit her boyfriend’s ear off at a Southeast Austin motel, according to court documents filed this week. Portia Washington has been charged with aggravated assault but was not in Travis County Jail on Thursday, according to jail records. Police first...

Posted: 5 days ago

A 20-year-old woman faces an assault charge after she admitted to Austin police that she bit her boyfriend’s ear off at a Southeast Austin motel, according to court documents filed this week. Portia Washington has been charged with aggravated assault but was not in Travis County Jail on Thursday, according to jail records. Police first...
UT police seeking suspect in campus sexual assault at Bellmont Hall
 University of Texas police said they are looking for a suspect in a sexual assault that was reported on the campus Wednesday night. UT police responded at 8:45 p.m. to a 911 call by a male student who said he had been sexually assaulted at Bellmont Hall by a stranger. The student said he had been using a restroom around 8:15 p.m. when another...

Posted: 6 days ago

University of Texas police said they are looking for a suspect in a sexual assault that was reported on the campus Wednesday night. UT police responded at 8:45 p.m. to a 911 call by a male student who said he had been sexually assaulted at Bellmont Hall by a stranger. The student said he had been using a restroom around 8:15 p.m. when another...