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 tax rate increase likely following bond election

McALLEN — City officials here held their second tax rate hearing Monday for the public to provide feedback to commissioners before they vote later...

Building ‘little Houston’: McAllen and Houston EB-5 programs announce alliance

McALLEN — For foreign investors interested in becoming United States citizens, the EB-5 immigrant investor program offers that opportunity, at the right price. Multiple foreign...

Ahead of new NAFTA vote, Rep. Gonzalez asks for assurance on Mexican highway safety

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez on Tuesday asked that he receive assurances from the Mexican government that a highway safety program, which includes the stretch...

While deal reached on tomatoes, new barriers may cause backups at border

DONNA — Jaime Garcia slipped on a puffy jacket, walked into the frigid warehouse and weaved through boxes and boxes of Roma and grape...

McAllen grants permit to migrant facility; Likely leading to new building ownership

McALLEN — City commissioners on Monday approved a permit for Sister Norma Pimentel, on behalf of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, to...

Nancy Pelosi, members of Congress visit McAllen, listen to migrants’ stories

McALLEN — The day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was greeted to a late-night arrival at her hotel by a handful of people holding...

Speaker Pelosi to visit McAllen this weekend

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is scheduled to bring a bipartisan Congressional delegation to McAllen this weekend following the group’s trip to three Central...

As mass shooting anxiety mounts, McAllen braces for busy sales tax weekend

McALLEN — Shoppers are expected to flock to La Plaza Mall for the annual sales tax holiday this weekend, and most stores are hoping...

New RGV MPO taking shape

The Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization is taking shape, with an interim director in place and a board of directors overseeing the transition...

Address ordinance concerns expressed by rights group

McALLEN — City commissioners here voted last month to require clearly visible address numerals on all existing and new buildings in hopes of increasing...