Alana Hernandez

Alana Hernandez is a Reporter for the Valley Morning Star. She can be reached at or (956) 430-6239.

SPI opens Holiday Sandcastle Village

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — As the holiday season continues to take shape, this coastal city has started to kick off its annual festivities that...

San Benito RV Resort to host 2021 Shuffleboard World Championship

The Shuffleboard World Championships have been hosted in many places around the world such as Brazil, Canada and most recently Vienna, Austria. And next on their list of playoff tournament locations is South Texas. The Fun-N-Sun RV Resort, located in San Benito, has been selected by the International Shuffleboard Association to host the 40th Shuffleboard World Championships, which will be held in 2021 from Oct. 17 through Oct. 22. Read the full story at

‘Cold-stunned’ sea turtles rehabbed, released on SPI

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Dennis and Lorri Wallace stood behind a strip of yellow caution tape in a crowd of dozens of people and...