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.

RGV not thrilled with Trump’s new tariffs on Mexican goods

President Trump is running the United States “like a mob boss,” one South Texas congressman said Friday. A University of Texas Rio Grande Valley...

McAllen’s city manager thought he had a creative immigration proposal; commissioners weren’t so sure

McALLEN — City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez thought he had a “slam dunk” deal: The federal government had agreed to pay for the majority...

Rep. Cuellar: He’s a ‘no’ on impeachment

McALLEN — U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, said Wednesday that he would not vote to impeach President Trump following building pressure on House Democrats...

Federal funds to pay majority of temporary immigrant respite center

McALLEN — The Federal Transit Authority will fund 80% of the 31,000-square-foot building that city commissioners already authorized to purchase, and which will temporarily...

McAllen seeking federal migrant relief funds

The numbers keep getting discussed — how much the city of McAllen has spent on immigration relief efforts. Mayor Jim Darling has noted the city...

McAllen District 5 candidates trade blows as runoff approaches

After Victor “Seby” Haddad introduced himself to the McAllen Citizens League luncheon on Thursday, his opponent struck. “Watch out for him,” District 5 City Commissioner...

As Congress fails to move on new NAFTA, UTRGV hosts discussion on regional trade

EDINBURG — A timely conversation about the new North American Free Trade Agreement, which has been signed by the three large North American countries...

RGV jobs numbers hit historic lows in April

The recently released jobs numbers for April showed what many in the Rio Grande Valley had seen for the last 18 months: improvement. Nearly every...

Alamo fires police chief after monthslong dispute

ALAMO — The Alamo Board of Commissioners in a narrow vote Monday fired Police Chief Baudelio Castillo, ending a monthslong dispute between Castillo and...

Appellate court upholds judgment against Rep. Muñoz

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that connected State Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr. to legal malpractice where the...