New & Improved "Big Tex" unveiled early at fair

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Friday, September 27, 2013 - 11:14am

Big Tex makes early appearance at State Fair of Texas, thanks to Mother Nature

Mother nature ruined a big reveal at the State Fair of Texas.

High winds blew back the sheet hiding the new Big Tex statue this afternoon Thursday.

It was scheduled to be unveiled in a special ceremony tomorrow Friday for the fair's opening day.

Officials say the ceremony will now be a "welcome back" event instead.

The old Big Tex burned last year after an electrical fire started in the cowboy's boot.

The new Big Tex has softer features.

The State Fair of Texas runs through October 20.

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