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.

‘ Le Miz’ and more: Popular musical to highlight McAllen Performing Arts Center’s second...

McALLEN — The popular Broadway show “Les Miserables” will be coming to the Performing Arts Center as the second season of shows were announced...

Body language expert featured at today’s Business Expo

McALLEN — Jan Hargrave has studied and talked on national television about presidents, NFL players, coaches and celebrities. She didn’t think that would happen...

McAllen likely to vote on medical school payment

McALLEN — The city will likely vote at the next commission meeting about whether to pay the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School...

Pharr mayor confirms he is not seeking Hidalgo County judge post

Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez confirmed Tuesday that he is not planning a bid for county judge, this despite a push for such a run...

‘Terrible’ Parks and Rec building likely to be replaced

McALLEN — The ceiling tiles are light and worn, with holes in several spots where rodents made their mark.When it’s windy outside and someone...

Texas first lady visits for Harvey relief effort

McALLEN — Standing in front of stacked cases of water, disinfecting wipes and other supplies headed to the Gulf Coast, Texas first lady Cecilia...

Local grants to help McAllen entrepreneurs

After serving a wide variety of Thai ice cream rolls out of a food truck in McAllen, Rolling with Cream is moving to a...

Friends pushing Richard Cortez to run for Hidalgo County judge

Friends of McAllen Commissioner Richard Cortez are urging him to run for Hidalgo County judge.A 20-person committee has been formed and banker Elva Cerda...

McAllen holds off on November bond election, likely to be on May ballot

McALLEN — City commissioners on Monday decided to hold off on a November bond election. Instead, they’re expected to split up the four issues...

Immigrants found inside tractor-trailer in Edinburg

EDINBURG — A group of 17 undocumented immigrants were found inside a tractor-trailer Sunday at the Flying J gas station in Edinburg, according to...