DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — When the newest incarnation of Big Tex is ready to welcome people to the State Fair of Texas, he will be waving from a completely renovated Big Tex Circle. A $600,000 renovation is underway right now at Fair Park.
Sue Gooding with the State Fair of Texas says that the new pedestal for the new Big Tex will be bigger and stronger.
“He left here about five to six thousand pounds. He’s coming back in the neighborhood of 25,000 pounds,” says Gooding. “We had to go in there and put in piers and prepare that entire area for a much heavier structure.”