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Big Tex Back Home; In Hiding Until State Fair Opens

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Big Tex has had some serious work done in the last year. He will weigh nearly four times as much as before. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Big Tex has had some serious work done in the last year. He will weigh nearly four times as much as before. (credit: CBS 11 News)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Big Tex is back home in Fair Park. Crews returned the rebuilt mechanical cowboy Friday.

But the cultural icon is hiding out for now under a large white tent.

>>>THE HISTORY OF BIG TEX<<<

Big Tex went up in flames in the final days of the State Fair last year. Investigators later determined the fire started with an electrical spark in Big Tex’s right boot.

>>>BIG TEX BURNS<<<

Big Tex’s reincarnation will stand 55 feet tall; three feet taller than before. Also, the new and improved Big Tex is a stand-alone model — no guy wires needed. Big Tex was supported by guy wires in the past, to make him stable. But the fair wanted to forgo the guy wires, which means the structure needs to weigh more to withstand windy weather conditions.

Big Tex will greet people when the 2013 State Fair of Texas opens September 27th.

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