LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Many familiar faces from across the state turned out for this morning's commissioner's court in Angelina County.
The goal was to honor one hometown state dignitary.
Representatives from various counties were on hand this morning for a special ceremony for State Senator Robert Nichols of Jacksonville.
Nichols was given the "Friend of County Government" for his efforts at the recent legislative session.
"It means a lot to me that my county officials recognize the work that I've been doing, and obviously, they think it's good work or they would not have done that," Nichols said.
Only one "Friend of County Government" award is given each year.
Today marks the third year that Nichols has received that honor.