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.

Task force aims to reduce heavy traffic at Pharr Bridge

PHARR — A binational group of customs brokers, maquiladora leaders, customs officers and the city of Pharr have formed an “Anti Wait Times Task...

Despite lull in activity, area health officials say they will stay vigilant for Zika...

McALLEN — Health officials in the Rio Grande Valley and Tamaulipas on Thursday warned about the ongoing dangers of the Zika virus, which is...

McAllen election recount yields no changes, District 5 race heads to runoff

McALLEN — The recount in the District 5 McAllen City Commission race was completed on Wednesday and it yielded no changes to the final vote...

South Texas gets $46M for disaster recovery

The skies opened up in South Texas on Tuesday at about the same time the federal government announced $46 million in grant funding for...

UPDATE: Congressman Vela endorses Biden over Texas friends Castro, O’Rourke

Updated at 6:03 p.m. U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, endorsed Joe Biden for president Tuesday, choosing the former vice president over his Texas friends Julian...

Longtime McAllen commissioner says goodbye; District 4 winner takes office

McALLEN — Two contested city elections in McAllen earlier this month officially culminated on Monday, with one prompting a recount and the other the...

McAllen leaders, candidates contend with voter apathy

McALLEN — If there were ever doubts that every vote matters, two recent elections in McAllen offer an example. In one, the race for Place...

UPDATE: ‘Cats’ and ‘Rent’ among performances coming to McAllen Performing Arts Center

McALLEN — In an effort to continue attracting high-profile musicals to the city, the McAllen Performing Arts Center will feature “Rent,” “Cats” and “Blue...

Ingram asks for recount in McAllen District 5 election

After just missing an outright victory in Saturday’s general election that’s now headed for a runoff, central McAllen’s city commissioner John Ingram has filed...

UPDATE: District 5 McAllen City Commission race headed for runoff

The race for McAllen’s District 5 seat on the city commission will indeed head to a runoff election, the city said on Tuesday after...