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Lake Worth Monster

Ivan Pierre Aguirre / The Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Gov. Rick Perry is expected to make an announcement about border security this afternoon,  a Texan was one of two Americans killed in Gaza fighting over the weekend, it’s been 45 years since the first sighting of the “Lake Worth Monster,” and more.

Two Fort Worth fishermen have launched a new legend: the Lake Worth monster.

This morning, Tim McKneely and Mark Alexander reeled in a really big catfish. They knew they had a record-breaker on the line and contacted the nearby Fish and Wildlife office.

Officials came out and measured the "blue catfish". It weighed 72 pounds, was four feet long, and 35 inches "around."

After measurements and a quick photo, the "Lake Worth monster" was released to fight another day.

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