East Texans woke to a pleasant surprise Wednesday morning when word spread that the Mineola Chevron was offering a chance for free gas.

Bank Texas was responsible for the event, which awarded $20 of gas to the first 200 customers. "This is part of our Kasasa program, which is a free checking account offered at Bank Texas," said Mineola Bank Texas manager Elizabeth Jackson. "This is our chance to give back to the community and showcase this program."

Cars lined HWY 80 for hours waiting to get in to the gas station.

Jackson said East Texans can expect another opportunity for fress gas in the near future.