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.

Presumptive Texas House Speaker excites Valley lawmakers

Bonnen, a Republican, 20-year veteran state representative from the small Gulf Coast town of Angleton, has conjured the support from most of the Rio Grande Valley delegation, which is made up entirely of Democrats.

Immigrant respite center in McAllen adds locations

Daily immigrants arriving at Catholic Charities facilities has exceeded 300 at least every day in the last week.

McAllen election changes don’t gain much traction

McALLEN — Voter apathy has plagued the Rio Grande Valley for years, no matter when elections are held — whether it be most of...

New treaty, few changes: Business leaders pleased with minor adjustments, more certainty

Convening in neither of the three countries, Canadian, Mexican and United States leaders signed an updated North American Free Trade Agreement on Friday in...

Pharr to hire Alex Meade as city manager

Pharr and Meade have not yet finalized the contract, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

UPDATE: Pelosi nominated by House Democrats to lead them in new Congress; formal vote...

Despite one of the Rio Grande Valley Democratic congressmen opposing her, Nancy Pelosi received her colleagues' nomination for House Speaker during the caucus’ meetings on...

Inter National Bank completes merger with Vantage Bank

Inter National Bank and Vantage Bank Texas have completed their merger, a move that will strengthen the control of one family’s banking assets along...

Black Friday brings long lines to north McAllen Best Buy

McALLEN — Eduardo Paez spent his one week off from working in the West Texas oil fields camping outside of the north McAllen Best...

McAllen marks year of positive sales tax revenue

The prediction came in 2016: Get through Thanksgiving the following year. McAllen had seen months of declining sales tax revenues, something the city relies...

As national attention on South Texas border fades, local bridges back to business as...

McALLEN — A month after soldiers were deployed to the Rio Grande Valley to, in part, line international bridges with concertina wire while federal...

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