Saturday, October 20, 2012

Big Tex:Electrical fire destroys State Fair’s folksy icon since 1952



By ERIC AASEN

Big Tex, the beloved 52-foot-tall cowboy who’s watched over the State Fair of Texas for decades, caught on fire Friday morning and was quickly burnt to a crisp.
He was 60.

Big Tex is toast. The tallest talking Texan will no longer say “Hoooowwwdeee, fooolllllks!” at this year’s fair, which ends Sunday. But State Fair officials say the icon will be rebuilt in time for next year.

Read More : http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/state-fair-of-texas/headlines/20121019-electrical-fire-destroys-big-tex-state-fairs-folksy-icon-since-19521.ece

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