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’s Vicente Gonzalez endorses Julián Castro for president

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez on Monday endorsed Julián Castro for president, making Gonzalez the third Texas Democrat in Congress to endorse the former San...

Pilot program seeks to reduce wait times at Pharr Bridge

PHARR — Federal authorities have implemented a pilot program at the international bridge here aiming to reduce northbound wait times, at times an issue...

McAllen commission candidates spar over issues in first public forum

McALLEN — Commissioner John Ingram and his two District 5 challengers on Thursday sparred over the city’s finances and its downtown while the two...

Senator who led wave of RGV political visits not running for president

McALLEN — Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, who announced Tuesday that he will not run seek the presidency, began hinting at a White House bid...

Texas manufacturing grows, optimism strong for future

Manufacturing activity in Texas grew in February, leaving economists and others in the industry optimistic about the future of production across the state and...

‘We could’ve done a better job’: McAllen feeling heat from respite center decision

McALLEN — The polarized state of politics in America manifested here last week, and while city commissioners expected it, they didn’t have a plan...

Six file for seats on McAllen commission

McALLEN — The field is set for McAllen's May 4 general election, with three candidates vying for a retiring city commissioner's seat, and an...

Third candidate joins McAllen District 4 field

McALLEN — Two days before the filing deadline, a retired Southwest McAllen man submitted paperwork to run for the District 4 Commission seat being...

Mayor touts city’s allure, safety, growth in annual address

McALLEN — In a mostly upbeat State of the City address reinforcing McAllen’s safety, economic growth and quality of life, Mayor Jim Darling on...

McAllen nets $90,000 from holiday parade

McALLEN — The fifth annual holiday parade brought the city just over $90,000, giving McAllen consecutive years of positive parade-related revenues, a university analysis...