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.

Topgolf looking at McAllen, Rio Grande Valley

Topgolf, which has locations popping up across the country, is actively looking at McAllen. Zach Shor, Topgolf’s vice president of real estate development, confirmed...

Hidalgo group to fight for state program

WESLACO — The Hidalgo County Metropolitan Planning Organization is looking to send a small delegation to Austin in August to meet with Gov. Greg...

LNG opponents hope for repeat performance as in Oregon permit denial

Environmentalists won in their recent fight against liquefied natural gas in Oregon, and they believe they can win in Brownsville, too.Getting a permit for...

Reports: RGV native killed in Orlando terror attack

Rio Grande Valley native Frank Escalante was reportedly killed in the shooting early Sunday morning at the Orlando, Florida gay nightclub, friends and reports...

Gov. Abbott: Obama exercising overreach, Lt. Gov. Patrick exercising free speech

McALLEN — Gov. Greg Abbott classified the Obama administration’s transgender policy as an overreach Thursday at a book signing here.When asked about Lt. Gov....

Congressional Black Caucus tours Pharr bridge port of entry

PHARR — Eight members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus walked up a ramp and into the Pharr Port of Entry yesterday. Many, who...

Standing-room crowd takes in Chrism Mass at Basilica

SAN JUAN — Roughly 100 priests from across the Rio Grande Valley walked through the incense-filled air last night for Chrism Mass at the...

College students boost Island sales

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — It’s beads and beer bong season at several shops here.While overall sales at some of the shops might be higher...

College students invade SPI for Spring Break

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — As Waka Flocka Flame bounced and sang on the Rockstar stage Thursday, hundreds of Spring Breakers chugged beers, stumbled around...

McAllen loses more than $750,000 on events

McALLEN — Most of Monday’s nearly hour-long meeting about the financial outcome of December’s Christmas festivities featured funny clips from shows like Jimmy Kimmel...