LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - On Tuesday evening, the new mayor of Lufkin was sworn in.
At the city council meeting, Mark Hicks took his seat as the Mayor of Lufkin.
Hicks was sworn in by District Judge Bob Inselman. Hicks won the mayoral election this past weekend and takes over for Bob Brown who is stepping down after nine years.
Hicks will give up his Ward 4 seat where there will be a runoff election between Kim Ogden and former Angelina County Judge Wes Suiter. It will take place June 12.
Council member Robert Shankle was also sworn in for Ward 2 after running unopposed.