Big Tex Goes Up In Flames

Fairgoers at the State Fair of Texas this morning witnessed a shocking scene as the famous 52-foot-tall icon known as Big Tex was engulfed in fire.

Big Tex greets visitors every fall, when he's erected in Dallas's Fair Park for the annual three-week-long fair. He can be heard throughout the day, making announcements in his signature booming voice.

Fox 4 News reports that the fire apparently began around the head, which is animated when he speaks, leading some to believe that the fire was electrical in nature. Only Tex's arms and metal frame remain.

Having joined the fair in 1952, this year marked Big Tex's 60th anniversary.

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Oct. 19, 2012 | 11:52 am
Big Tex wrote:

I might be down but I am not out. They will build me bigger, stronger faster. Twitter @rebuildbigtex Website. www.rebuildbigtex.com (coming at lunch).

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