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.

New NAFTA deal could go to Congress in the coming weeks

The Trump administration is on track to deliver an updated North American trade deal to Congress in the coming weeks as President Trump’s chief...

McAllen candidates ‘feel good’ about runoff election

McALLEN — Normally, McAllen elections are decided during the early voting period before election day, but the race for central McAllen’s seat on the...

McAllen continues to absorb financial impact of migration

McALLEN — McAllen’s top leaders believe their representatives in Washington have not helped. No one in the nation’s capital has, McAllen officials said. The city...

Gov. Abbott signs Valley MPO merger

Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday signed the last remaining open signature line on the merger documents of the Rio Grande Valley’s three Metropolitan Planning...

Immigration attorney’s challenge against Rep. Cuellar signals left-wing’s RGV arrival

The left wing of the Democratic Party has planted a flag in South Texas, with 26-year-old immigration and human rights attorney Jessica Cisneros launching...

Gov. Abbott to sign Rio Grande Valley MPO merger

Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday is scheduled to sign the merger of the three Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organizations, which are responsible for...

Survey: McAllen needs to improve traffic, drainage

McALLEN — In one of the documents that city officials in McAllen value most, residents said they want improvements to traffic flow, street maintenance,...

Early voting begins Monday for McAllen city runoff

McALLEN — Voters in central McAllen can begin early voting at 8 a.m. on Monday at Lark Community Center or at Fireman’s Pump House, the only...

Ransoming an industry: Its produce held hostage, Rio Grande Valley dodges tariff bullet

Tariff Tactics AIM Media Texas newspapers, The Monitor, Valley Morning Star and Brownsville Herald, partnered to produce a series of stories gauging the impact on...

Cardenas, an attorney and vet who championed city, dies at 88

Ruben R. Cardenas, a McAllen attorney who was appointed as the first Mexican-American chairman of the Texas Department of Public Safety and who was...