Alana Hernandez

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Alana Hernandez is a Reporter for the Valley Morning Star. She can be reached at ahernandez@valleystar.com or (956) 430-6239.

San Benito CISD discusses reopening plan

SAN BENITO — In light of the current state of the coronavirus pandemic, school districts are continuing to make adjustments and preparations for the...

Maggie’s House moves to new Harlingen location

HARLINGEN — For a little more than two decades, this nonprofit organization has been restoring hope and transforming lives for child victims of abuse. This...

TxDOT launches game to combat distracted driving

HARLINGEN — From texting and talking on the phone to eating and drinking, these everyday actions could cause serious distractions for motorists who do...

San Benito CISD to offer new Culinary Arts Program

SAN BENITO — From cooking and baking methods to service operations, students of this school district will be able to learn the ins and...

Sea Turtle, Inc. receives interactive virtual learning program award

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — From educating about different threats these marine animals face to explaining the nesting and hatching process, Sea Turtle, Inc. provides...

TWC provides $8.2 million in grants to schools

HARLINGEN — Several students around the state who are interested in technical careers will have more access to the tools they need to further...

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief serving the Valley

HARLINGEN — Flooding rain and damaging wind was the result of Hurricane Hanna, a category 1 storm that left many in the Rio Grande...

Harlingen resident chosen to lead South District of BPO Elks

HARLINGEN — After years of moving up in the ranks, this philanthropist has earned one of the top titles in this charitable organization that...

Harlingen begins Hurricane Hanna cleanup efforts

HARLINGEN — From heavy rainfall and power outages to tree damage, the aftermath of hurricanes can involve a great deal of tidying up. The City...

Cookies for College: Harlingen resident donates sweets to local healthcare workers

HARLINGEN — For Madelynn Hill, baking cookies is something that makes her smile, especially when they’re given to someone as a gift. As healthcare workers...