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It is with great sorrow that I announce the death of Big Tex.

For those of you who don't know who Big Tex is, he is a 50+ foot tall statue of a cowboy who stood at the Texas State Fair in Dallas every year since 1952, built on a wooden frame and wearing authentic CUSTOM fitted Dickies shirt and jeans. He was a marketing figure for attracting people to the fair and for many years had motors installed for animatronic waves and a voice that announced "Howdy folks! Welcome to the fair!"

One of the motors in his neck area short circuited and he burned down to the frame earlier today. He will be dearly missed. :sad:

Here is a video of the horror (not for the faint of heart):…
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sheismiya Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I never saw the Big Tex before. But it's sorrow for the things that you always saw had gone.

I think they can rebuild!
DeepBoss Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
We can rebuild him. *cues Robocop theme*
David31 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Enter Big Tex 2.0.....hopefully. Expected complition date if project goes ahead; 2016. :D But seriously thouggh that is quite sad to many.
Slayer-One Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
We can rebuild him!

(I mean we made Robocop didn't we?)
KrDoz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
LOL. Everyone is quoting that. :)
The-WaxBadger Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Writer
Ouch, that's never a good thing. :-(
GoodCaptainClack Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh God, not Big Tex!

I'll admit, I first learned of his existence from King of the Hill. But dammit, Big Tex seemed to be quite the iconic figure in Texas from what I knew. He certainly will be missed.

Although from what I just read on the Internet, they're already saying there will be a new Tex. So I guess his memory will live on!
KrDoz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Yeah, I can't wait to see the new Tex.
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October 19, 2012