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.

Molding Minds: Nurse to begin dream of teaching

HARLINGEN — After years and years of practice, she now gets to pass on what she knows. “I’ve always wanted to be an instructor of...

Kids learn about butterflies through arts and crafts

HARLINGEN — The butterflies shimmered into view, vibrant color spreading across their wings. They swept from the blank white paper of people like Evan Polanco...

New nursing class prepares high schoolers

HARLINGEN — It started off as a conversation during a breakfast meeting. Now, 2 1/2 years later, the new licensed vocational nursing class at Valley...

Signs of the times

HARLINGEN — How do you say it without saying it? With your little finger out and then all four fingers curled in. That’s literally how you...

Kids learn Spanish the fun way

HARLINGEN — Lilah Morales gingerly ran a strip of newspaper through the gooey liquid before placing it on a balloon. “Lunes, Martes, Miercoles, Jueves,” she...

‘I love to perform’: 12-year-old masters 5 instruments

https://youtu.be/VW-cWEyIXeM HARLINGEN — When in New Orleans, tip the jazz man properly. And when you’re at Coakley Middle School, give a special nod to Vincent Tapia,...

Dr. Juan D. Villarreal inducted into Walk of Fame

HARLINGEN — There’s a new brick in town and it’s looking pretty good. That new brick in the Rotary Club of Harlingen’s Walk of Fame...

Local JROTC cadets install new weather station

HARLINGEN — As of this past week, the Valley has a fully operational fourth weather station right here in Harlingen. There just wasn’t enough information...

Local actors shake up Shakespeare

HARLINGEN — Romeo’s arms reached out from gold puffy sleeves, speaking words of endearment to Juliet. But Juliet, played by Beth Cantu, would have none...

Kids get hands-on experience with life science

https://youtu.be/uH9SFC7HOBs SAN BENITO — The metamorphic life. The changing life. Children at Sullivan Environmental Science Academy leaned close to the container and saw this transformation again as...