McAllen (KFXV) — Late this afternoon, a McAllen City Commission of six — lead by Mayor Jim Darling — denied a permit to the Texahoma Oil and Gas Well Corporation that planned to drill a gas well in north McAllen.
The proposed well would have been built near North 10th, and faced widespread opposition, including former congressman Ruben Hinojosa.
The city council blocked the drilling because the permit does not meet requirements within the city. The city council voted unanimously.