Big Tex Getting Remake After Fire

November 12, 2012

State Fair of Texas officials have the technology. They’re making Big Tex stronger, smarter, less flammable, more expensive in the wake of the massive mannequin’s spectacular, fiery finish to the 2012 fair.

A wiring fault is blamed for a fire that burned Big Tex down to his metal skeleton going into the fair’s closing weekend last month.

Now, fair President Errol McKoy says the fair icon will get a stronger steel frame, a fire suppression system and fire-retardant duds. And, yes, his mouth will still move; so will one of his hands.

It’ll all be costly, ranging from $250,000 to $600,000. But McKoy says it’ll be worthwhile, telling The Dallas Morning News: “He didn’t die. He’s going through rehab.”

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  • November 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    Agent says:
    Big Tex left a suicide note. He just couldn't stand watching the Cowboys anymore.
  • November 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Water Bug says:
    The Ohio State Fair used to feature a giant cardinal that spoke to visitors. I can't remember if its beak moved. I woul like to see the cardinal brought back.
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