New Duds For Big Tex Includes Tribute To Fallen Dallas Officers

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – Big Tex has a brand new outfit for the upcoming 2016 State Fair of Texas…with an added heartwarming touch.

The biggest cowboy in Texas gets a fresh set of duds every few years, but this new outfit includes a special tribute.

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Featured on his new black Dickies shirt, Big Tex will wear a police ribbon to honor the five police officers killed in a downtown Dallas sniper attack in July.

bigtex 2016 New Duds For Big Tex Includes Tribute To Fallen Dallas Officers

Karissa Condoianis with the State Fair of Texas says it’s a just small token of appreciation and remembrance.

While Dickies designed Big Tex’s new outfit as they always do, the ribbon was added by someone else.

Condoianis says she told only a few people about the ribbon before today’s reveal so that everyone could share in the experience together.

Besides his fresh shirt and jeans, Big Tex also has a new belt buckle with this year written on it.

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