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.

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...

Local police train for worst-case scenario at schools

PORT ISABEL — Police officers converged on Port Isabel High School with drawn weapons. However, the guns weren’t real.They were blue and orange fake...

Off-duty firefighter saves person from choking at South Padre Island restaurant

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Harlingen firefighter Steve Millon was enjoying dinner on the Island Friday night with his family and friends at The Palms...

San Benito school workers to clock in with a fingerprint

SAN BENITO — The school district is taking another step ahead in high tech.Beginning this school year, hourly paid employees in the district will...

Sea turtle on verge of death survives

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Leechy wasn’t expected to survive.The loggerhead sea turtle was found about three months ago on the verge of dying. Her...

VA opens call center for Valley vets

HARLINGEN — The opening of a new call center in Harlingen is showing positive impacts in the customer service the VA clinic is providing...