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A police security camera is seen watching over the streets. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Increased Security Measures For State Fair

The State Fair of Texas returns to Dallas in just three days. But when you arrive at Fair Park this year, you will most likely notice an increased security presence.

09/24/2013

Big Tex footprints in Fort Worth. (credit: The State Fair of Texas)

North Texans Eagerly Awaiting Big Tex’s Reveal

Ever since Big Tex burned to the ground one year ago, fans of the State Fair of Texas have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of his replacement.

09/23/2013

Big Tex footprints in Fort Worth. (credit: The State Fair of Texas)

Big Tex Treks Across Texas

As the new Big Tex gets ready for his big debut at this year’s State Fair of Texas, he’s making several stops across the state — and leaving his footprints behind.

CBSDFW.COM–09/18/2013

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 Back Home; In Hiding Until State Fair Opens

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.

09/13/2013

Deep Fried Cuban Roll
(credit: Big Tex Choice Awards)

Big Tex Choice Award Winners Announced

DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – From eight fried finalists, two dishes have won top honors in this year’s Big Tex Choice Awards. For BEST TASTE, the deep fried Cuban roll, is the 2013 winner. It’s […]

09/02/2013

Construction at Big Tex Circle (Photo: Emily Trube/CBSDFW.COM)

New Home For The New Big Tex

A $600,000 renovation is underway right now at Fair Park to prepare a new pedestal capable of housing a much heftier Big Tex.

KRLD–08/02/2013

(credit: Starlite Sign)

Pegasus Relit; Red Neon Returns To Dallas Skyline

Downtown is once again aglow with an old-skool icon — the Pegasus sign atop the Magnolia Hotel. It rivals the technicolor tableaux created nightly by one million LED lights at the Dallas Omni Hotel with its simplicity

06/29/2013

Big Tex got a brand new outfit for the 2011 State Fair of Texas. (credit: Mike Kinney/KTVT/KTXA)

Big Tex Has A Voice; Still Needs A Body

The State Fair of Texas has chosen a new voice for Big Tex when he is resurrected on September 27, 2013.

06/20/2013

Big Tex as he appeared earlier this year (Kurt Moroski)

Troy Hughes – The New Voice Of Big Tex?

It’s always been a dream of Troy Hughes to be the voice of Big Tex. Did he get the gig?

06/06/2013

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Voice Of State Fair Icon ‘Big Tex’ To Change In 2013

Bill Bragg, who was the voice of Big Tex for the last 11 years tells KRLD he was informed that his contract was not renewed effective Tuesday.

03/27/2013

Credit: Big Tex - Allison Griffin, of Dallas / Tornado - Pat Humphrey/contributor / Mosquito - Tom Ervin/Getty Images / Josh Brent - Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

2012 North Texas News Year In Review

From the West Nile Virus epidemic to the tornado outbreak in April, 2012 was a year of news in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

12/27/2012

Big Tex

Send Big Tex A Howdy, Or Donate To Help Rebuild Him

Want to help in the rebuilding of Big Tex? Now you can, with an online donation.

12/27/2012

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