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 Island receives Gold Star recognition for environmental initiatives

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — From creating composting programs to offering free weekly recycling drop-off opportunities, a scenic tourist city continues striving to make positive...

SPI Chamber to host franchising opportunities seminar

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Have you been thinking about opening a franchise? Whether you’re interested in opening a restaurant such as El Pollo Loco or...

United Way hosts ninth annual A Day in the Park

HARLINGEN — As firefighters from the Harlingen Fire Department continued to carve slices of watermelon, handfuls of eager children stood in a line nearby...

Local organization in need of volunteers for trash cleanup

SAN BENITO — What began as an attempt at having a successful father and son fishing trip turned into a full-fledged effort to clean...

Upcoming food drive to benefit San Benito Food Pantry

SAN BENITO — While taking a trip to the store this weekend, members of the community will be able to lend a helping hand...

Local nonprofit in search of cooks for fundraiser

HARLINGEN — Whether you’re in search of a place to showcase gourmet recipes or just want to help a good cause, an upcoming competition...

San Benito graduate receives aspiring teacher scholarship

SAN BENITO — For Keyla Ochoa, becoming a teacher is a career she has always felt inspired to pursue. From gaining hands-on experience through her...

San Benito to host 12th annual Resacafest

SAN BENITO — A day filled with music, food and fireworks is in store for the Valley’s self-proclaimed resaca community. The City of San Benito...

SB CISD students take home the gold

SAN BENITO — Since her sophomore year of high school, placing in SkillsUSA’s national competition has always been a goal for Nayeli Ramirez. She...

Port Isabel Library to host Summer Art Program

PORT ISABEL — From creating planets, aliens and even rockets, several kids will be able to partake in an art program this summer that’s...