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.

Valley MPO merger in motion

Weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott signed the documents formalizing the merger of the three Metropolitan Planning Organizations in the Rio Grande Valley, the actual...

Pharr bridge adjusts northbound crossing hours, emphasizes trucks

Cars and other passenger vehicles will now only be allowed to cross northbound from Mexico into the U.S. over the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge on...

New McAllen commissioner sworn into office

McALLEN — Commissioner Victor “Seby” Haddad on Monday entered elected office for the first time, following an arduous campaign that ended with incumbent John...

Vice President Mike Pence, US senators to visit McAllen on Friday

Vice President Mike Pence and a group of Republican and Democratic U.S. senators will visit McAllen on Friday as national attention on the southern...

Two years of turnover on McAllen city commission may usher in cohesive group

McALLEN — The seat is usually reserved for the rookie. It’s next to Kevin Pagan, the city attorney who sits in the leftmost seat...

New trade agreement not likely before fall

After the Trump administration in June said it was expecting to deliver a new North American Free Trade Agreement to Congress for potential passage,...

Border Patrol hosts Ted Cruz, others for security initiative

MISSION — Meandering through the brush not far from the Rio Grande, some journalists were given infant dolls to carry down a dusty trail....

Sen. Cruz to tour South Texas border

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday will tour the southern border, where he will participate in the U.S. Border Patrol’s annual security initiative event. The...

Migrant aid reimbursement bill passes Senate

Legislation aimed in part at reimbursing local governments and non-governmental organizations for incurring the financial cost of migrants being released by federal authorities into...

New commissioner Tania Ramirez hosts lively town hall

McALLEN — A lively town hall on Wednesday aimed at informing residents of southwest McAllen and answering questions about that part of the city...