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.

Cornyn criticizes, praises Trump: Senator talks local issues in Weslaco address

WESLACO — Sen. John Cornyn both criticized and praised President Donald Trump while talking trade, the border wall, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

Topgolf breaks ground in Pharr

PHARR — As Topgolf, a sports entertainment venue, broke ground here Wednesday, City Manager Juan Guerra said the city is paying roughly $5 million...

Center bears fruit: Avocado ripening, distribution facility opens in Pharr

PHARR — Fresh from Mexico, boxes of avocados sat in the 38-degree facility Tuesday, waiting to be shipped to their final destination.Some recipients prefer...

McAllen to implement drainage utility fee

McALLEN — Monthly utility bills will increase beginning in March in hopes of improving the city’s drainage, city commissioners voted unanimously on Monday.The drainage...

Democratic senate hopeful O’Rourke jogs with supporters Sunday

McALLEN — A chef, a police officer, teachers, students and families joined Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke on Sunday morning for a 5K jog...

Democratic Senate hopeful stumps across Rio Grande Valley

MISSION — The senate candidate climbed onto the back of a John Deere Gator utility vehicle, crossed his legs and soon saw the start...

McAllen Marathon registration underway

McALLEN — The McAllen Marathon, which last year attracted 1,800 competitors, will be run Jan. 21, launching from the Convention Center at 7 a.m.Registration...

Patrolling Rio Grande by boat provides unseen challenges to Border Patrol

HIDALGO — Past the pig farm, beyond the landfill and among several deflated rafts along the banks of the Rio Grande, a Border Patrol...

Sen. Cornyn to give State of Congress in Rio Grande Valley

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn will deliver a State of Congress address at the Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco Jan. 12.The speech was originally planned...