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.

While others pass drainage improvement bonds, Pharr nixes November ballot proposal

PHARR — Following significant rain storms in recent years that led to thousands of damaged homes and businesses, some in South Texas have made...

Gov. Abbott signs Valley MPO merger

In a historic moment for the Rio Grande Valley, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the last remaining open signature line on the merger documents of...

HUD approves $46M for 2018 flood relief

The skies opened up in South Texas last Tuesday at about the same time the federal government announced $46.4 million in grant funding for...

As sales tax revenues boom, RGV leaders see years of growth ahead

Several South Texas cities saw significant sales tax increases in December, furthering a trend that has been ongoing in the region for months, and...