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.

Mall aiming for more family involvement ahead of sales tax holiday

McALLEN — Ahead of the upcoming sales tax holiday where shoppers can buy most clothing, footwear and school supplies tax free from Texas retailers,...

State Rep. Bobby Guerra announces re-election bid

State Rep. R. D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, announced Monday he will seek re-election to keep the post he has held since 2012. Guerra’s name will...

Central McAllen fire station sends new engines into fleet

McALLEN — McAllen’s newest fire station on Thursday officially welcomed its latest engine company into the fleet, with a new truck that’s equipped with 500...

Celebrating cultural identity, McAllen rings in inaugural destination event

McALLEN — Rafael Gomez lugged 500 kilograms of peanuts, lima beans and other goods native to Central Mexico’s Aguascalientes. Colleen Bridger detailed the surprising...

First ‘miracle field’ begins construction in McAllen

McALLEN — The city on Tuesday began construction on what officials said will be the Rio Grande Valley’s first “miracle field,” a baseball field...

Construction to begin for additional Anzalduas Bridge lanes

McALLEN — Desired for years, construction is set to start to add two more lanes to the northbound inspection lanes at the Anzalduas International...

New RGV MPO taking shape

The Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization is taking shape, with an interim director in place and a board of directors overseeing the transition...

Pharr bridge numbers dip amid long wait times

PHARR — The Pharr international bridge has seen three straight months of declining vehicle crossings and extended wait times since President Trump threatened to...

Grant funds upgrades at McAllen Nature Center

Lantana Hill, the 25-foot high observation deck at the McAllen Nature Center with benches and a spiraling trail that leads to the top, was...

Address ordinance concerns expressed by rights group

McALLEN — City commissioners here voted last month to require clearly visible address numerals on all existing and new buildings in hopes of increasing...