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SO LONG FOR NOW BIG GUY------------WE'LL MISS YOUR LARGER THAN LIFE PRESENCE FOR THE REST OF THE FAIR but we know that next year      you'll be back bigger and better than ev
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HASTA LA VISTA-----------BIG TEX

posted at 10/22/2012 9:35 AM EDT
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SO LONG FOR NOW BIG GUY------------WE'LL MISS YOUR LARGER THAN LIFE PRESENCE FOR THE REST OF THE FAIR
but we know that next year      you'll be back bigger and better than ever!

have you ever been to the    state fair of texas            and seen this big guy    a landmark for over 60 yrs
it was traumatic to watch him go up in flames the other day

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posted at 10/22/2012 11:20 AM EDT
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Nellie, can you explain a bit more?

Never mind..I did a quick search and found out.

Wow that must have been some fire.
Is this something that will be rebuilt or will they find that it is to expensive to rebuild and the spot better used for something else?

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posted at 10/22/2012 11:51 AM EDT
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Hi Nikki --- Yahoo has a dozen photos of the fire ..... but I never did find an explaination of why or how it happened.

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posted at 10/22/2012 12:07 PM EDT
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BIG TEX       is a landmark since the 50's at the state fair of texas held every year in october at the Texas State Fair Grounds
he is the first thing you see before you even get to the grounds and all the kids look for him

he was first used as a big tall santa in another town     and the state fair bought him and dressed him as a texan Generally changes clothes every yr          this year he was all Dickies
the texas fair is to blame for all those ridiculous fried foods that are adding to our girth (fried twinkies for example or fried ice cream they served to oprah once)

he's made similar to an oil derrick under all

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posted at 10/22/2012 12:10 PM EDT
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yesterday they said it was electrical      they also had an electrical problem with one of the rides that left people stranded high up and had to be brought down manually

OH YES             HE WILL BE BACK      FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER next yr

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posted at 10/22/2012 2:21 PM EDT
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There was a "write up" on Big Tex in our paper.  I knew of his presence at the Fair; but have never been to the Fair in order to see him.  The article explained the electrical mishap, and also said that he would be back next year....bigger and better.  I'll be all the fair goers will be happy to see him back!

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posted at 10/22/2012 3:01 PM EDT
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I saw that on the news!!! That's too bad.  He'll be back...said in my best Arnold voice!!

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posted at 10/25/2012 2:40 PM EDT
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This really is a shame.  I hate it when icons disappear.  Hopefully, he will be back in time for next years fair.

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posted at 10/25/2012 5:19 PM EDT
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Sorry to hear about the fire but I'll bet they rework those "electrical" problems when they rebuild him.

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posted at 10/27/2012 8:17 AM EDT
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Thanks for all tte info.

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posted at 10/27/2012 1:40 PM EDT
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interesting didn't know that

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