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.

Former second lady Biden visits Matamoros refugee camp

MATAMOROS, Mexico — Hundreds of migrants from the largest refugee campontheUnitedStates-Mexico border lined up for food with mud caked on their feet following a...

McAllen opens all-inclusive Miracle Field

McALLEN — The first all-inclusive Miracle Field in the Rio Grande Valley opened Dec. 12 at McAllen’s youth baseball complex, the final component of...

Officials praise, propose tweaks to new NAFTA deal

Just days from the oneyear anniversary of the Canada, United States and Mexico leaders signing a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement, Congress had...

‘Speaking with one voice’: Area transportation concerns relayed to top officials

McALLEN — In April, J. Bruce Bugg Jr. gaveled in the state’s transportation commission with a wide smile. “I can’t tell you how delighted I...

Long way to go for full service commercial truck traffic at Anzalduas Bridge

McALLEN — Mayor Jim Darling stared into the distance and shook his head. He took off his glasses and rubbed his face. A city engineer...

Valley MPO names first executive director

WESLACO — Andrew Canon had just been named the first executive director of the Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization, and his bosses were...

Cotton exporter, NAFTA’s future in South Texas among senator’s focus

WESLACO — Fielding requests for assistance from international trade officials in the Rio Grande Valley last week, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn toured a large...

RGV congressmen differ in tone on Trump impeachment inquiry

The Rio Grande Valley’s three U.S. representatives ranged from “concerned” to “deeply disturbed” to impeach him, following this week’s revelations by a whistleblower that...

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...