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Big Tex

Texas State Fair Icon

Goes Up in Flames

10/19/2012 12:25 PM PDT BY Johnny Lopez

Big Tex on FIRE!Everything really is bigger in Texas ... even when their state fair icon goes up in flames.

Big Tex -- the famous 52 foot State Fair of Texas mascot -- was destroyed in an electrical fire at Fair Park in Dallas this morning.

Wearing size 70 boots and a 75 gallon hat, Big Tex had been greeting fair goers since 1952 and was celebrating his 60th birthday.

While the State Fair officially ends Sunday, the Dallas Mayor promised Big Tex will be back by saying, "We'll rebuild him and make him better than ever for the 21st Century."

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Suzie    

Plenty of years of great memories... always being the meeting spot at big tex.. taking pictures... RIP BIG TEX

680 days ago
32.

Pua    

I guess you have to be a Texan to actually appreciate the history of BIg Tex. Don't get so high and mighty, when all your states run dry, the first thing you do is come to Texas to live and work.. If it's unfriendly, it's because of what you bring....

680 days ago
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harleyharlett    

he looks like cal worthington - where is spot??

680 days ago
34.

BC    

i guess it was his time to go.

680 days ago
35.

What the?    

It looks like Michael Jackson filming a Pepsi commercial.

680 days ago
36.

MsRita    

Good he was due for a makeover the hands look suspect and the entire outfit is so outdated.

THE PICTURE IS FUNNY AS HE LL

680 days ago
37.

JeffB    

I haven't seen a flaming cowboy that big since the Village People retired

680 days ago
38.

WhitneyLynn    

I always loved his guest appearances on King of the Hill

680 days ago
39.

Poopey Poopstein    

Liberals burned it down.

680 days ago
40.

Mr Rod    

Now you have to admit, that is pretty funny!

680 days ago
41.

Rhoda Penmark    

Now if only the rest of Texas would follow suit...

680 days ago
42.

Straight Talkin Texan    

Yee Haw! Yes, we will rebuild...and he will be better than ever. He needed a makeover anyway.

680 days ago
43.

Swins    

I thought that was something from burning man...dirty hippies

680 days ago
44.

Audra Lynn    

I am a little sad to see him go, he will be replaced by next year but it's not the same....... It's kinda funny that people are lying flowers and wreaths at the base where he use to stand.

680 days ago
45.

Reg    

TO all posters on this thread, thanks for the awesome laughs , I can barely type or see the screen .keep em coming folks,great way to start my dayxx
LMFAOOOOO

680 days ago
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