Travis Whitehead

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Travis Whitehead is a Reporter for the Valley Morning Star. He can be reached at [email protected] or (956) 421-9876.

Board taps Alicia Noyola for superintendent

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen school board has named Alicia Noyola as sole finalist for the superintendent position. The position is currently held by Arturo Cavazos...

New COVID-19 therapies being tested in Valley

BROWNSVILLE — Want to help find new treatments for COVID-19? Sign up for one of the new clinical trials being conducted by a research facility...

Harlingen schools superintendent will retire at end of school year

HARLINGEN — Superintendent Art Cavazos will retire at the end of this school year. He made the announcement at Tuesday’s school board meeting. Cavazos, 55, has...

Pandemic forcing people to stay home for the holidays

HARLINGEN — “Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays …” Ever since Perry Como recorded those heartwarming lyrics in 1954, they have celebrated...

Masks still serve as effective tool against virus

HARLINGEN — With Halloween around the corner, many kids are thinking about masks. But masks have taken on a whole new role this year. Instead...

Teacher sings parody to live COVID-19 blues

HARLINGEN — “You say quarantine is draining and you can’t go onnnnnnnn!” A grieving “King George,” a.k.a Alfonso Gonzalez, pouts, puts his hand up and...

Front line physician prepared for pandemic

HARLINGEN — He’s taken the road less traveled, and it’s paying off — for many. Dr. Christopher Romero is on the COVID-19 front lines at...

Biden-Harris supporters gather for car caravan in Lower Valley

HARLINGEN — For Democracy, he said. That’s why Chris Pauley said he showed up Saturday for a pro-Joe Biden parade through town. “I feel like he’s...

Trump supporters rally in Harlingen for re-election campaign

HARLINGEN — For the love of country, she said. That’s why Lisa Hernandez, leader of the Cameron County Conservatives, said she attended a pro-Trump re-election...

Doctor: COVID causing strokes in younger population

HARLINGEN – The stroke incidents keep increasing, but the hospital visits keep falling. Since the COVID pandemic struck several months ago, hospitals have seen fewer...