State Fair of Texas Icon Big Tex Destroyed By Fire

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 11:14am

DALLAS, TEXAS - The Star and Icon of the state fair of Texas burned this morning.

For 60 years, "Big Texas" Stood 52 height welcoming visitors to the Dallas annual experience. This morning his clothes made of fabric went up in a blaze as firefighters rushed to the scene. What's left of the metal structure are big Tex' hands and sleeves.

But his 75 gallon hat and other clothing features are gone. The state fair star greeted all fair- goes with a big " Howdy Folks".

The voice of Big Tex, Bill Gragg says the fair will be rebuild the icon for next year's fair. Firefighters say the blaze broke out because of an electrical issue.

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