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.

Friends of RGV Reef named 2019 Conservation Wrangler

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Just keep swimming, is a difficult motto to live by for fish without reefs. When they find even the smallest rock,...

Spring Break hotel revenue and occupancy rates up from last year

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The room was filled with sounds of clanking silverware and a roar of conversations. It was past closing time at the...

Hopping to success

As soon as the front latch of each metal cage was lifted, three rabbits hopped out one after another to be judged by Mike...

Keepers of the lighthouse: Port Isabel takes action to maintain 20-year agreement

PORT ISABEL — It’s a Valley icon. As far as the town’s people are concerned, the Port Isabel Lighthouse has become the city’s identity and...

Seeking a safe Spring Break: Valley launches first Tri-Coun

PORT ISABEL — Beginning next weekend, the drive toward the Island is expected to be filled with eager Spring Breakers and bumper to bumper...

South Padre Island temporarily bans motor-assisted/dockless scooters

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Local officials aim to tackle the use of motor-assisted/dockless scooters before the rental companies decide to storm the streets with...

A $25K surprise: San Benito elementary teacher receives education award

SAN BENITO — It was time to share the secret — one that was a surprise of a lifetime. Students and faculty packed in the...

South Padre Island puts the brakes on rental scooter companies

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Not yet. You won’t be seeing electric rental scooters on the Island anytime soon. Council members appear to be headed toward...

South Padre adds portable restrooms to beach accesses

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Ever had a long day at the beach and trouble finding a restroom? The search for quick, accessible facilities just got...

South Padre Island adds portable bathrooms to beaches

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Ever had a long day at the beach and trouble finding a restroom? The search for quick, accessible facilities just got...