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.

Games of Texas expecting more athletes, spectators this year

McALLEN — The city is preparing for 1,000 more participants and 3,000 more spectators than last year’s Games of Texas, which was McAllen’s first...

Pharr Bridge adds new revenue stream

PHARR — In an effort to diversify an already robust Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge revenue stream, the bridge will collect tolls from trucks that pass...

Pharr creates NAFTA team, pushing changes in Washington

PHARR — Near the unloaded boxes labeled “Assembled in Mexico,” a cluster of Ford vehicle turn signals sat inside a warehouse near the international...

Harry Potter Film Concert Series to play McAllen

McALLEN — Muggles, wizards and anybody in between will be able to wear their robes at the Performing Arts Center when the popular Harry...

Gonzalez, administration seeks NAFTA input from South Texas

McALLEN — U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, is asking stakeholders in South Texas to give input on the modernization of the North American Free...

McAllen has new plan to notify code violators

McALLEN — In an effort to increase communication between city hall and residents, the health and code department will start leaving door hangers at...

Avocado distribution warehouse coming to Pharr

PHARR — Despite a hazy trade future between the United States and Mexico, a new 60,000-square-foot avocado distribution center is coming to Pharr.The facility...

McAllen, border economies vary with wages, housing market

Despite McAllen’s economy narrowing late last year, it has avoided declining wages that have plagued Texas border economies, according to a study from the...

Game Wardens stress boater safety ahead of busy weekend

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The game wardens approached the anglers in the bay Thursday. With a couple cracked Miller Lites in their boat, a...

Pharr bridge expects some diverted Laredo traffic

PHARR — The Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge is one of several border crossings that are handling diverted truck traffic from Laredo’s bustling World Trade Bridge...