An event to benefit two Chandler residents seriously injured in an oil field explosion will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at Lago del Pino in Tyler.
It will include a live band, silent auction and a raffle drawing to help support William Lenard Crabb, 30, and Chris Barrios, 29, who were severely injured when a perforating gun exploded at a well on a ranch near Charlotte, south of San Antonio.
Several prizes will be included in the raffle and silent auction. Some of the prizes include free oil changes for a year, free gym memberships and free tanning.
Superior Pawn and Gun of Tyler is raffling off a new Savage Axis 30/06 gun with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Crabb and Barrios. Tickets are three for $5 and can be purchased in-store or online at superiorgunand pawn.com.
Both men are hospitalized at San Antonio Military Medical Center.
Benefit accounts for Crabb and Barrios have been set up at Citizens National Bank in Chandler.
Donations may be mailed to: Citizens National Bank, P.O. Box 127, Chandler, TX, 75758. A note should be made in the memo line as to who the donation is for as the men have separate benefit accounts.
Warning lights debut for new school zone
Motorists are advised that the speed limit in the school zone is 25 mph between 7 and 9 a.m. and between 2 and 4 p.m.
The new school zone was presented to and approved by the city council on Jan. 9.