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.

McAllen bridges see significant southbound crossing dip

McALLEN — After southbound car crossings dropped significantly at international bridges in October, that trend continued in November at both the Anzalduas and Hidalgo-Reynosa...

First snowfall in 13 years delights Valley residents

McALLEN — In terms of snowfalls, what visited the Rio Grande Valley on Friday was merely a dusting. But the late morning flurry, coming...

Update: City offices in Donna will close at 3 p.m.

Rare snowfall in the Rio Grande Valley should end in the next several hours, according to Tim Speece, a meteorologist with the National Weather...

McAllen receives ‘AAA’ bond rating

McALLEN — The city of McAllen earned a ‘AAA’ bond rating for the construction and development of parking garages at La Plaza Mall.In a...

Congressman calls for investigation into possible Russian meddling in Mexican presidential election

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar has requested a Congressional hearing investigating possible Russian meddling in the upcoming Mexican presidential election.Cuellar, D-Laredo, said he requested the...

McAllen special election candidates set

McALLEN — The field of candidates in the District 1 special election, which is scheduled next month, is set at three after the filing...

Pharr settles sexual harassment suits for more than $40,000

PHARR — While Media Director Gary Rodriguez sat in his usual leather chair during Monday’s city commission meeting, commissioners voted to settle four sexual...

Pope Francis appoints auxiliary bishop to Diocese of Brownsville

SAN JUAN — Pope Francis has named Oratorian Father Mario Alberto Avilés as auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Brownsville.The pope made the appointment...

Gamehaus to close by end of December

After years of pending litigation with the City of McAllen, Gamehaus Gastropub will close by the end of December, court records show.The city and...

Dallas Fed pushes strong U.S.-Mexico relationship during McAllen visit

McALLEN — As Mexican shoppers have spent less money in Texas in recent years, Robert S. Kaplan urged the state, and country, to not...