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.

Deep Legacy: Texas International Fishing Tournament enters 81st year

Many anglers of all ages and levels of expertise will be venturing the waters of the Laguna Madre area this weekend in search of...

Summer Day Trips: Family-friendly places to visit around the Valley

Now that children are out of school and on vacation, families have many places to choose from around the Rio Grande Valley to spend...

Vendors, music and fun: Summer Beach Market to be held on SPI

From savory treats and sweets, such as elotes, donuts and dulces enchilados to jewelry and handmade items, visitors of South Padre Island are sure...

Isla Blanca Park to host Red, White and Beach Fest

From country and hip-hop to Tex-Mex, those visiting South Padre Island this weekend are sure to find a concert of their liking. In celebration of...

Cast a line: Fishing with the judge

What began as a budding idea, will soon become an annual event that aims to introduce kids to the sport of fishing and bring...

SPI provides hurricane preparedness resources

From high wind speeds to heavy rainfall, hurricanes are capable of wreaking havoc in communities, especially in areas near the coast. This month marks the...

South Padre Island’s skate park now open

After several years of fundraising, planning and creating, a community’s dream to have a skate park recently turned into reality. On May 8, South Padre...

High tides and good vibes: South Padre Island enters the summer season

After more than a year of missing spending time with family and friends because of the pandemic, a sense of normalcy is returning. From near...

SPI Sessions to offer kids summer camps

As the weather continues to get warmer and the school year comes to a close, that means vacation season has arrived. Although students will be...

For the turtles, be safe while driving on the beach

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — From pollution and predators to incidental captures in fishing gear, sea turtles face a number of deadly threats. Now through August,...