Duane Freeman, assistant fire chief of the Lufkin Fire Department was just one of the five that Whataburger honored at the Texas State Forest Festival as Hometown Heros of Angelina County. Others included Demetress Curl-Harrell, senior executive director for Hospice in the Pines, Phyllis Grandgeorge, executive director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, Gary Martel, superintendent at Diboll ISD  and Bobby Young, retired- Texas Forest Service. Honorees were recognized for improving the lives and families of Angelina County residents. Texas State Forest Festival continues through Sunday.