Mitchell Ferman

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

Cornyn, Cruz in holding pattern on Trump visit

Less than 48 hours before President Trump is scheduled to visit South Texas, the state’s two U.S. Senators don’t know if they’ll accompany the...

Mexican president visits Reynosa, outlines border vision

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador visited Reynosa on Friday and outlined his ambitious border plan that includes doubling the minimum wage for Mexican...

Cause for hope, hesitation for South Texas economy

The Rio Grande Valley’s unemployment has decreased over the last year, giving hope to officials across the region who have stressed the importance of...

President signs Cornyn’s ports bill into law

Despite the government partially shutting down over border wall funding, President Trump has signed a bill co-authored by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-TX, into...

From paltry to pristine, new Radisson Hotel transforms south McAllen lot

City officials are hoping the Radisson Hotel will complement Quinta Mazatlan as it attracts birders from around the world.

Sales tax revenues increase in McAllen for 12th straight month

Local leaders have attributed the region’s sales tax growth to the La Plaza Mall expansion, increased marketing efforts throughout South Texas, as well as Mexico, and the young population.

Cornyn aims to analyze deficiencies at ports of entry

At a time when the southwest border has polarized the leaders of federal government, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-TX, introduced bipartisan legislation earlier this...

Tres Lagos continues growth in north McAllen

Local and state leaders are also bullish about the future of Tres Lagos in McAllen, specifically surrounding the new Texas A&M campus.

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.