Fernando Del Valle

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Fernando del Valle is a Reporter for the Valley Morning Star. He can be reached at fdelvalle@valleystar.com or (956) 430-6278.

Girls say they had sex with Santa Rosa High School coaches

SANTA ROSA — At school, two 16-year-old girls say they began relationships with two coaches, describing about two or three months of sex, drugs...

Santa Rosa superintendent accuses board of retaliation

SANTA ROSA — Superintendent Angela Gonzalez is blowing the whistle on some school board members who she claims tried to stop her from reporting...

Cameron County DA probes Santa Rosa school district

SANTA ROSA — An investigation continues into the Santa Rosa school district following the indictments of two teachers accused of having sexual relationships with...

San Benito joins AEP fight; Coalition of cities opposes rate hike plan

SAN BENITO — Count the city in to try to curb AEP Texas’ latest rate hike proposal. Tuesday night, city commissioners joined a growing number...

March of the spiders: Mating season brings tarantulas out

HARLINGEN — Under a street light, several tarantulas scurry in the bright beam as if they are on a dance floor. Near the banks of...

San Benito school district spending $346,138 on trip to nation’s capital

SAN BENITO — Last year it was Orlando. This year, it’s the nation’s capital. And questions are floating all over town about how the latest...

Officials unhappy as 8-liner reopens

LYFORD — Nearly two years after it was raided, a game room is back in business. Horseshoe Entertainment will re-open despite some city commissioners’ objections,...

Increased train traffic slows crossings

HARLINGEN — At the old Missouri-Pacific Railroad depot, Sharon Doucet is seeing longer trains headed south to Mexico. Flanked between the city’s railroad crossings at...

San Benito CISD program director fired after $17K airline ticket purchase

SAN BENITO — The firing of the school district’s long-time after-school program director apparently stems from his purchase of $17,000 worth of airline tickets...

Harlingen Convention Center dazzles its first guests

HARLINGEN — When Rey Calara walked into the Harlingen Convention Center, he added it to his list of potential conference venues. Calara, a consultant with...