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 orders Catholic Charities to vacate immigrant respite center

McALLEN — City commissioners on Monday ordered Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley to vacate their central McAllen respite center, which has served...

As sales tax revenues boom, RGV leaders see years of growth ahead

Several South Texas cities saw significant sales tax increases in December, furthering a trend that has been ongoing in the region for months, and...

American Airlines expanding in Rio Grande Valley

McALLEN — American Airlines is expanding its footprint in South Texas and betting that the region will be able to support more flights, as...

Abbott lists priorities for legislative session during address

McALLEN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday outlined school funding, teacher pay, school safety, mental health, property tax reform and disaster response as his...

Second candidate to run for McAllen District 4

McALLEN — A second candidate has filed to run for the District 4 city commission seat, making the race to replace Commissioner Aida Ramirez...

Third candidate announces for McAllen District 5

  Mark R. Murray, a South Texas College professor, announced he will run for the District 5 seat on the McAllen City Commission and filed...

McAllen softball complex to be complete before Summer

McALLEN — A year after the youth baseball complex was finished, the softball facility near McAllen High School is expected to be ready to...

District 4 candidate emerges in McAllen

Tania Y. Ramirez, a 30-year-old attorney, has announced her bid to run for McAllen’s District 4 city commission seat currently held by Aida Ramirez,...

McAllen tweaks campaign contribution limits

McALLEN — Candidates running for office will be able to receive a maximum contribution from a single person or political action committee of $10,000...

McAllen commissioner Aida Ramirez will not seek re-election

McALLEN — The first Hispanic woman elected to the McAllen City Commission announced on Monday that she will not seek a sixth term in...