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 students partner with Texas Workforce Commission

SAN BENITO — With the help of a grant and an innovative idea, a handful of students are gaining workforce skills in businesses before...

Reduce, reuse and recycle

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — In addition to recycling common objects such as plastic bottles and cardboard boxes, Island visitors will have a chance to...

San Benito NJROTC cadets participate in Veterans Day ceremonies

SAN BENITO — Around the United States, several communities dedicated time yesterday to honor and celebrate those who protected this country’s freedom by their...

Honoring veterans

HARLINGEN — By Christmas, many hand-crafted wreaths made from American balsam fir trees will be placed on the graves of Valley veterans. The Harlingen Veterans’...

Holiday meal and good cheer

HARLINGEN — Chilly winds and cloudy skies didn’t stop hundreds of attendees from lining up to partake in this yearly community Thanksgiving celebration. H-E-B hosted...

Harlingen Library offering food for fines program

HARLINGEN — Library visitors with late fees are now able to clear them while benefiting a good local cause. The Harlingen Public Library has launched...

Medders, Schwartz win SPI City Council election

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Ken Medders, Jr. and Kerry Schwartz defeated their opponents yesterday in a general election held for City Council Place 1...

Let the games begin

HARLINGEN — Priscilla Gonzalez took hold of an imitation torch, symbolizing an Olympic flame, and held it up high above her head. While sporting...

Student artists

HARLINGEN — From water coloring to drawings and even digital illustrations, students throughout the Valley design festive cards year after year in hope of...

Blue Sunday to host child abuse prevention seminar

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — All with a common goal, several groups will soon unite once again to continue their efforts in battling against child...