Pirates of the Sky

A pair of Pirates of the Sky daredevils chase each other inside the iron ball during the Texas State Forest Festival at the George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center.

The annual Texas State Forest Festival enjoyed its final hours in the hot Sunday sun with thousands of visitors streaming over the grounds at the George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center.

For Tara Watson-Watkins, Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, it was like a proud mama moment to see the festival do as well as it did, she said.

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