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.

Experts, congressmen talk trade, NAFTA

WESLACO — A need for higher skilled workers was one of many points made during a Tuesday roundtable featuring two congressmen and cross-border trade...

Brand’s confidence not enough to overcome voter apathy

McALLEN — The contrasting confidence was clear from the beginning.McALLEN — The contrasting confidence was clear from the beginning.“If I’m still mayor,” McAllen Mayor...

Dave & Buster’s to open in June

McALLEN — Dave & Buster’s, the entertainment complex and restaurant, is set to open on June 19. It’s located at the Shops at 29,...

Incumbent Mayor Jim Darling wins re-election

McALLEN — Despite being severely outspent during the campaign, Incumbent Mayor Jim Darling won re-election Saturday to earn a second term as mayor.Darling beat...

McAllen sees heaviest early voting since 2005

McALLEN — There were 5,476 early votes cast in person for this year’s municipal election, the most since the 2005 election, which saw 7,360...

McAllen mayor gives update on Border ‘Fence’

McALLEN — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting a two-foot barrier on top of the levee system where the rest of the...

Record southbound truck crossings reported at Pharr bridge

PHARR — As the Anzalduas International Bridge tries to earn its own southbound truck traffic, the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge had its highest month in...

Sacred Heart sees lowest month of immigrants

McALLEN — The new normal is silence.McALLEN — The new normal is silence.No children running around, no families gathered together, no Border Patrol trucks...

New technology, jobs coming to McAllen

McALLEN — Amid a time of uncertainty for business along the border, ScanTech is doubling down with a new technology they predict will revolutionize...

International bridges add staffing for Semana Santa

In anticipation of heavy traffic for Semana Santa this week, local international bridges will help pay overtime for additional staffing over the next week.In...