Mitchell Ferman

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Mitchell Ferman covers the city of McAllen and cross-border trade and politics for The Monitor. He can be reached at mferman@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4474.

McAllen, cities across Texas criticize property tax legislation

The state’s top leaders in Austin want to limit how much cities can make from property taxes. Those leaders — Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt....

McAllen city candidates agreeable on issues at student-held forum

EDINBURG — The three candidates vying for central McAllen’s District 5 commission seat generally agreed on questions about public safety, technology improvements and property...

Pharr bridge giving trucks priority

Limits on northbound lanes meant to speed recent long wait times

Edinburg, Pharr vote in support of MPO merger

PHARR — Edinburg and Pharr on Monday both took the first steps to a significant Rio Grande Valley-wide Metropolitan Planning Organization merger, as both...

Holy week traffic expected to clog international bridges in South Texas

Most years in mid-April, authorities working the international bridges along the southern border are paid overtime by local municipalities to help handle the large...

McAllen kicks off multi-million dollar drainage project

McALLEN — June will mark a year since rain storms tore through the Rio Grande Valley, damaging tens of thousands of homes and businesses,...

Update: RGV officials present plans for merged MPO

The three South Texas Metropolitan Planning Organizations, which are responsible for carrying out transportation planning in urbanized areas across Texas, are set to merge...

Darling pens letter to Cornyn, Cruz asking for immigration assistance

McALLEN — Mayor Jim Darling has sent a letter addressed to U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz urging the federal government to assist...

Investigations and sworn complaints ensue in McAllen commission races

McALLEN — Investigations and sworn complaints have begun in both of McAllen’s contested commissioner races, with the city attorney’s office issuing a ruling in...

TxDOT launches border master plan

PHARR — As President Donald Trump threatened to close the southern border this past week, the Texas Department of Transportation launched a 25-year border...