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 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...

McAllen runoff in limbo; provisional ballots still left to count

McALLEN — Based on the unofficial election results released after the polls closed on Saturday, the race for the McAllen City Commission District 5...

New respite center to open in downtown McAllen

McALLEN — After tempers flared Monday at a regularly scheduled city commission meeting, including one disgruntled citizen yelling at the police chief, commissioners narrowly...

Holy week traffic expected to clog international bridges in South Texas

Most years in mid-April, authorities working the international bridges along the southern border are paid overtime by local municipalities to help handle the large...

Investigations and sworn complaints ensue in McAllen commission races

McALLEN — Investigations and sworn complaints have begun in both of McAllen’s contested commissioner races, with the city attorney’s office issuing a ruling in...

Beto O’Rourke announces bid for president

Four months after narrowly losing a bid for U.S. Senate, Beto O’Rourke on Thursday morning announced in a video that he is running for...

McAllen pledges $1 million to UTRGV medical school

McALLEN — A check presentation had been set for Wednesday, but for a few minutes on Monday, that ceremony was in doubt — McAllen...

US Rep. Vicente Gonzalez endorses Julián Castro for president

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez on Monday endorsed Julián Castro for president, making Gonzalez the third Texas Democrat in Congress to endorse the former San...