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.

‘Kika’ de la Garza dies at 89

McALLEN — The meaning of a life lives in boxes, in his home district, where he chose to live after more than three decades...

After a flurry of political visits, do they matter?

McALLEN — The Rio Grande Valley served as a timely backdrop to several official visits over the past week. Politicians — Democrats and Republicans...

Zika virus investigation ongoing in McAllen

McALLEN — A case of the Zika virus is under investigation by city and county officials here. This would mark the first case of...

House Speaker Paul Ryan visits the Valley

McALLEN — House Speaker Paul Ryan spent less than a day in the Rio Grande Valley learning about the area’s binational economy, immigration enforcement...

Cornyn brings delegation from Washington

MISSION — Amid a flurry of visits to the Rio Grande Valley this week by Washington lawmakers looking for facts about the area amid...

Cruz joins Border Patrol overnight, meets with local officials

MISSION — Hours before the president talked about “bad people with bad ideas” entering the country at a rally in Florida, a United States...

‘Sanctuary cities’ bill debated in Texas

AUSTIN — A Honduran man was about to be deported last week out of the Rio Grande Valley. He was fleeing the country after...

Trump offers to ‘destroy’ Texas state senator

AUSTIN — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he would “destroy” the career of a Texas state senator after a Texas sheriff complained about the...

New ‘winery,’ rental space opens

McALLEN — After years of slow decay, the repurposed church now smells like mahogany when no one’s inside. On Thursday, when roughly 50 people...

McAllen courts Trump visit

McALLEN — The city commission voted unanimously yesterday authorizing Mayor Jim Darling to invite President Donald Trump to McAllen.With Mexico’s economic situation heavily impacting...