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.

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...

Zamora, Quintanilla sworn into office, Darling begins second term as mayor

McALLEN — The typically chilly city commission chambers turned to a humid, standing-room only quarters Monday as Mayor Jim Darling and District 2 Commissioner...

NAFTA input to begin after notification

Two Texas Congressmen boarded the same airplane home from Washington Friday, one with a direct line of communication to those involved in renegotiating the...

As Trump moves to renegotiate NAFTA, MEDC exec predicts changes to country of origin...

McALLEN — Mangoes, onions, limes and avocados were loaded and unloaded onto truck after truck Thursday at the McAllen Produce Terminal Market just hours...