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.

Schlitterbahn to celebrate 40th anniversary

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — With the arrival of summer comes extended hours of fun in the sun. In Texas, Schlitterbahn has offered millions of families...

South Padre receives Best Restored Beaches award

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Whether their trip is made to catch a wave, build a sandcastle or take a walk by the sea, hundreds...

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center to open alligator sanctuary

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Soon dozens of creatures equipped with robust, needle-like teeth, webbed feet and powerful tails will call the Island their new...

Sea Turtle Inc. finds first nest of the season

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Accompanying the arrival of warmer weather in the Valley are hundreds of female turtles who venture into the ocean with...

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...