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.

City outsources collection of nearly $922K in unpaid parking fines

McALLEN — More than a year after it was revealed the city had left nearly $922,000 on the table in uncollected parking fines, the...

Pharr to make pledged UTRGV medical school payment

Pharr is scheduled to pay the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley its agreed-upon annual payment of $500,000 on Tuesday, City Manager Juan Guerra...

Darling: Special session is ‘assault on cities’

McALLEN — A day after Gov. Greg Abbott called a special session of the Texas Legislature, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling called the move “an...

San Juan fires city attorney as new administration takes over

SAN JUAN — The city commission’s first move under new Mayor Mario Garza, a former commissioner, came Wednesday as they fired City Attorney Javier...

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...