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.

Countless acts of kindness

HARLINGEN — Many who knew Sister Ramona Meurer describe her as a humble and powerful person who was willing to go anywhere and do...

Student shows dedication to studies and country

HARLINGEN — Upon earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science, Adrian Aaron Arellano, 31, gained years of experience working in pharmaceutical research. And while...

Comprehension, engagement and the enjoyment of learning

PORT ISABEL — While growing up, Tifani McIver felt inspired by her teachers to pursue a career in education.  From seeing them teach materials in...

Hurricane season approaches

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — From high wind speeds to heavy rainfall, hurricanes are capable of wreaking havoc in communities from June through November, especially...

Port Isabel police warn public of check scam

PORT ISABEL — Authorities are warning the public about a recent check scam. According to a post from the department’s Facebook page, authorities have been...

South Padre Island unveils world record mesquite sea turtle sculpture

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — This coastal city is continuing to showcase its local marine life and artists through a variety of artwork displayed around...

SPI sandcastle village to turn into class of 2020 tribute

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Unlike most high school graduating classes, this year’s group of seniors have experienced several changes due to the coronavirus pandemic...

San Benito CISD announces graduation date

SAN BENITO — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ability of having in-person graduation ceremonies was in a bit of a limbo. However, on Tuesday,...

Island to launch SPI Cares campaign

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — As more businesses reopen, cities are continuing to encourage safety measures to ensure the public stays safe from the coronavirus. The...

Contactless service: GreenPal lawn-mowing business expands to Harlingen

HARLINGEN — Local homeowners now have more options when it comes to finding someone to landscape their yard. GreenPal, a lawn-mowing business that connects homeowners...