Mark Hicks, Lufkin's newly elected mayor, hugs his wife Callie after election results were posted at Lufkin City Hall Saturday night.

Mark Hicks celebrated his victory in Lufkin's mayoral race at one of his downtown restaurants Saturday night.

“We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us,” Hicks said.

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