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 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...

South Padre Island says public will have a say on parking fee plan

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The city wants the community to weigh in on whether it should implement paid parking for beachgoers.The idea got mixed...

VA center providing surgical eye care

HARLINGEN — This week, the VA Health Care Center in Harlingen began providing new surgical services to treat eye conditions that personnel say are...

Favorite annual SPI event this weekend

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — As you’re walking along the beach this weekend, you might come across an array of sculptures in all different sizes...

San Benito woman’s body found in canal

SAN BENITO — Cameron County Sheriff's department is investigating the death of a San Benito woman whose body was found in a canal south...

Rescuers warn of fishing line dangers to turtles

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Patrollers on ATVs spent the summer searching the entire beach for nesting sea turtles.However, these aren’t the only turtles they...