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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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61.

bart    

The big Driller guy at the Tulsa state fair grounds got piss the Tex guy was getting all the attention so he burned him. What's with these south western states and there big statues.

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62.

campy    

I wonder how much it was insured for and who by...

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63.

campy    

ok QUICK!!!!! The first lyrics of the only country song that you know! (can't play if you know more than 1 country song)

"You gotta know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away, know when to run!"

735 days ago
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Frogman    

I hear Gov. Perry is looking to see if it was an act of domestic terrorism! We have 49 current suspects. Chief among them would be Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and any Yankee State.

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65.

Eric    

Good riddance.

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Missy    

We've been expecting someones pants to catch on fire before November 6th but we truly expected it to be Romney or Ryan's!

735 days ago
67.

LegallyBrunette    

BREAKING: White House says Big Tex fire a reaction to a video on the internet

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68.

elizabelle    

Non-Texans just don't understand this loss.

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69.

Big Tex Sex    

He caught the clap from the Statue of Liberty, and this was the burning sensation he felt after.

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70.

Screaming Text    

He needed a new wardrobe, he just did it in dramatic style.

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71.

Steven    

It was the guy at the grassy knoll who did it. And he is not the only one involved. The CIA, Mafia, Lyndon Johnson, and the military-industrial complex are behind it.

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72.

LindaJay    

Mmm, I kinda think the flames improves the outfit effect. Looks like a set of pearls and love, love, love what he's done with his hair.

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73.

pia    

Left the fair tonight and it was wonderful except we didn't get to hear Big Tex's howdy. Hopefully they will have a bigger and better one next year since he didn't get a chance to retire in grace.

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pia    

Left the fair tonight and it was wonderful except we didn't get to hear Big Tex's howdy. Hopefully they will have a bigger and better since he didn't get a chance to retire in grace

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Spicy mag    

I hope the new big tex is Mexican, and about 10 feet shorter.

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