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.

Farmer’s Market off to big start — again

HARLINGEN — Dee Ogle had just picked up a bundle of radishes. “We are really looking for more vegetables,” said Ogle, 62, as she browsed...

Pandemic forcing people to stay home for the holidays

“Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays …” Ever since Perry Como recorded those heartwarming lyrics in 1954, they have celebrated a time...

HCISD picked for virus testing program

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen school district feels privileged to be part of a pilot program using COVID tests which offer up quick results. “Harlingen CISD...

Joint Healing: Orthopedic program relieves suffering for many

HARLINGEN — They come in grimacing with pain. They leave with smiles on their faces, thanks to the physicians, nurses and other medical personnel at...

Masks still serve as effective tool against virus

HARLINGEN — With Halloween around the corner, many kids are thinking about masks. But masks have taken on a whole new role this year. Instead...

School district holds groundbreaking ceremony for life skills house

HARLINGEN — Meredith Brownell thanked everyone for building a house where her son and his classmates can learn skills of everyday living. “He’s a life...

Band alumni recall their beginnings

HARLINGEN — They were just kids. Exuberant, vitality pulsing through their young lives, eager for musical exploration, they filled the halls of the newly-opened Harlingen...

Disney performer brings talent to local kids

HARLINGEN — “He’d fly through the air with the greatest of ease, the daring young man on the flying trapeze …” Those iconic lyrics sound...

Welding students head back to the shop

HARLINGEN — How do you weld a bead in virtual time? You don’t. But now the welding students at Harlingen High School South have emerged from...

Performing arts in virtual time

HARLINGEN – As in all things in the time of COVID-19, students in speech, drama and debate are competing online. Both Harlingen High School and...