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East Texas voting information

KETK has rounded up everything you need to know for election day, including polling locations and sample ballots. There are links provided below.

Beaumont authorities investigate 10th murder of 2012

One person is dead, two others injured and another man is in jail as Beaumont police begin the city's tenth murder investigation of 2012.

Monster 74-pound catfish likely sets record at Lake O’ the Pines

East Texas — Three East Texas men caught a catfish early Sunday that will probably be certified as a state record for Lake O’ the Pines.

Memorial Day ceremony at Gregg County Courthouse honors ‘valiant veterans’

Gregg County — Giving thanks was the theme of Monday’s Memorial Day service to honor veterans on the Gregg County Courthouse lawn.

Longview senior living facility honors residents who served

Longview — Veterans of all branches of the military were honored Monday afternoon at Buckner Westminster Place, a senior living community in Longview.

Shots fired in Jones Park

Lufkin — The Lufkin Daily News reports; a fight broke out in Jones Park Sunday night resulting in shots being fired in the 1500 block of Martin Luther King Drive, according to a Lufkin Police report.

UPDATE: Officials release Lake Hawkins drowning victim's name

UPDATE: The drowning victim has been identified as Marcos Daniel Hernandez, 27, of Tyler, according to the Wood County Game Warden.

Woodlands man kills wife, self with kids nearby

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A veterinarian was shot and killed by her estranged husband, before he turned the gun on himself Monday afternoon at the family's home in The Woodlands, authorities said.

Manhunt launched in NW Harris County triple shooting

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; sheriff’s deputies are searching for at least one suspect in a triple shooting about 6 p.m. Monday at Veterans Memorial and West Richey in northwest Harris County.

Robbery suspect falls to death from crane on SMU campus

DALLAS — A nearly 15-hour standoff ended early Tuesday morning when a robbery suspect who climbed atop a construction crane on the campus of Southern Methodist University fell 150 feet to his death, a school official said.