Travis Whitehead

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Travis Whitehead is a Reporter for the Valley Morning Star. He can be reached at twhitehead@valleystar.com or (956) 421-9876.

Passion for the work

HARLINGEN — She worked for it, and now she’s got it. Catherine Duncan isn’t one to rest on her laurels. Yes, she’s president of the...

Remembering Vietnam

HARLINGEN — R. Martinez remembers how his fellow Americans “welcomed” him when he returned home from Vietnam. “They didn’t want us back,” said Martinez, 72. He...

The lingering bug

HARLINGEN — Nasty flu bugs are making one final assault before season’s end. “This was a positive for flu B,” said Myrna Stockton, supervisor...

Antiques show piques interest in the past

HARLINGEN — Jellies, jams and all good things. Silvie Lefebvre purchased those culinary delicacies Saturday at the Women of St. Alban’s 49th Antique Show...

Kids get up-close view of Border Patrol life

HARLINGEN — “Can I get on? Can I get on?” The children at Travis Elementary School leaned close toward the all-terrain vehicle where U.S. Border...

‘Tele-health’ bridges gap between veteran and doctor

HARLINGEN — Veterans no longer have to drag themselves to an office or clinic when they’re ailing. Now, thanks to the VA Video Connect/Tele-Health...

Beauty and the Beast to delight audiences

HARLINGEN — She’s a woman of courage and conviction, and her fortitude continues to inspire everyone who meets her. Now, Belle will once again...

Harlingen woman off to Panama with Peace Corps

HARLINGEN — The Panama Canal. Flowering trees, palm-studded beaches, free winds for everyone. Hundreds of bird species fly through the Isthmus of Panama each...

Musicians bring cultural experience to local students

SAN BENITO — The elegance of the music sent a thrill through the young audience. “I was like … beyond comprehension,” said Israel Valdes, 15,...

Students showcase talent at livestock show

SAN BENITO — It was only her second livestock show, but she made it count. “Way to go Desiree,” shouted onlookers as Desiree Varela, 16,...