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.

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...

Vice President Pence, US Senators to visit McAllen Friday

Vice President Mike Pence and a group of Republican and Democratic U.S. Senators will visit McAllen on Friday as national attention on the southern...

Vice President Mike Pence, US Senators to visit McAllen on Friday

Pence and senators from the Senate Judiciary Committee are expected to conduct private meetings with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in McAllen, home...

Border Patrol hosts Ted Cruz, others for security initiative

MISSION — Meandering through the brush not far from the Rio Grande, some journalists were given infant dolls to carry down a dusty trail....

Abbott signs Valley MPO merger

Gov. Greg Abbott penned the last remaining open signature line on the merger documents of the Rio Grande Valley’s three Metropolitan Planning Organizations, igniting...

Abbott signs Valley MPO merger

  Gov. Greg Abbott penned the last remaining open signature line on the merger documents of the Rio Grande Valley’s three Metropolitan Planning Organizations, igniting...

McAllen seeking federal immigration reimbursement

The numbers keep getting discussed — how much the city of McAllen has spent on immigration relief efforts. Mayor Jim Darling has noted the city...

Rep. Vela endorses Biden over Castro, O’Rourke

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, endorsed Joe Biden for president this week, choosing the former vice president over his Texas friends Julián Castro and...

$46M in federal funds to address damage sustained during 2018 storms

The skies opened up in South Texas on Tuesday at about the same time the federal government announced $46 million in grant funding for...