Travis Whitehead

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Travis Whitehead is a Reporter for the Valley Morning Star. He can be reached at twhitehead@valleystar.com or (956) 421-9876.

HIV hitting Latino men at alarming rate

HARLINGEN — It’s a crisis. That’s what health experts throughout the country say, especially after the release of a new report by the Centers for...

Harlingen man finds kidney donor at Walmart

HARLINGEN — “My husband needs a kidney.” The words on a woman’s T-shirt grabbed Eva Lopez’s attention and wouldn’t let go. She was drawn to...

Young RGV steer exhibitors learn results of months of preparing their show animals

MERCEDES — “Put the front feet back,” said Clint Rusk. Carlos Guerra III, 12, of Linn, shifted his Simbrah steer slightly on the sawdust floor,...

Living history: Siege of Alamo re-enacted at Texas Independence celebration

SAN BENITO — The panicked women rushed from the Alamo, wailing loudly and sobbing over the bodies of the defenders. “Texas Belongs to Mexico,” said...

Students showcase tough breed as RGVLS opens

MERCEDES — A winner! By a horn! Kelsey Bordovsky was feeling pretty good about her success Friday at the Jr. Longhorn Show. “The heifer I won...

New laws affecting this year’s tax returns

HARLINGEN — You call this a refund? A lot of people may be asking this question as the effects of new tax laws show up...

Breaking new ground: Local girls join boys in Scouts BSA

HARLINGEN — They’re the groundbreakers, and they know it. Just ask Dallas Petta, 13, who’s looking forward to her first Venturee next month at Camp...

US Sen. John Cornyn announces renewal of schools program

HARLINGEN — Sen. John Cornyn announced the reauthorization of a federal program that helps low-income students achieve college readiness during a visit here Tuesday. The...

DWI offender recalls the struggles that come with offense

McALLEN — A simple mistake can lead to years of headaches and hassle. Especially if you repeat that mistake again, and again ... Fortunately,...

Rain doesn’t dampen Weslaco Pigskin contest

WESLACO — The rain couldn’t stop them.The enthusiasm of the bands who performed last night in the 76th Pigskin Jubilee UIL Marching Band Contest...