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.

South Padre receives Best Restored Beaches award

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Whether their trip is made to catch a wave, build a sandcastle or take a walk by the sea, hundreds...

San Benito’s top grads pursue medical careers

SAN BENITO — Maverick Raven Reza and Ariel Raine Garcia made it a goal to rank at the top of their class at different...

Healthy cooking, healthy lifestyle

INFOBOX: IF YOU GO WHAT — La Cocina Alegre/The Happy Kitchen classes WHEN — June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24 and July 1 from...

Island announces Sea Turtle Trail project

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — As visitors explore the Island, a variety of traditional and themed sandcastles can be spotted throughout the area, which highlight...

Investigation assistance

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Arson investigator Ashley Bowen strategically began placing a couple of covered tin cans in a row on the floor. Some of...

San Benito to host Hog Waddle Country Concert and Cook-Off

SAN BENITO — With its sizzling smells of smoked barbecue and its upbeat rhythms of Tejano and country music, a “fun, family-friendly” event is...

San Benito students to get hands-on-high-tech printers

SAN BENITO — Paul Hernandez, San Benito CISD’s animation and commercial photography instructor, began to pull a wide roll of photographic paper out at...

Fresh finds

HARLINGEN — As they walked through each lengthy garden row, their boots made soft crunching sounds while each step continued to etch imprints into...

Valley barbers become Ironmen

SAN BENITO — As they made their way toward the finish line, they began feeling a mix of emotions — pain, happiness and relief. They...

Sea Turtle Inc. enters busiest time of the year

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — It was a tough month for sea turtles. April was described by Sea Turtle Inc. staff as being a “busy month.”...