Singer Herb Jeffries at a film festival opening on April 28, 2011 in Hollywood. (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

African-American Cowboy Crooner Herb Jeffries Dies

Herb Jeffries, the jazz singer and actor who performed with Duke Ellington and was known as the “Bronze Buckaroo” in a series of all-black 1930s Westerns, died of heart failure Sunday morning at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 100.


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.


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.


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Bittersweet Honor For Texas Hall Of Fame Inductee

One of the newest inductees to The Cowboy Hall of Fame, Larry Ferguson, grew up in West. He lost several good friends in the tragedy.

CBS 11–04/20/2013

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Dallas Funeral Home Hosts Big Tex Memorial

It was bound to happen. Someone held a funeral for Big Tex. The Golden Gate funeral home in Dallas called it “a living funeral,” like saying final goodbyes to someone. But, not really.

CBS 11–10/22/2012

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Crane Lifts “Big Tex” Into Place At State Fair

You can almost smell the fried food in the air. That’s right, it’s time for the State Fair of Texas. And the elder statesman of the fair stood up and took his rightful place on Big Tex Circle.


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Sandie’s Arts Blog: The Hip Hop Cowboy’s Rodeo & More

Heehaw! Let’s start off with some roping, riding and rapping first! The first ever Hip Hop Cowboy’s Spring Rodeo pulls into town at the Mesquite Rodeo.


Dallas Cowboys v New York Jets

Romo & Hall Add Subplot To Cowboys Vs. Redskins

Tony Romo has a message for DeAngelo Hall: He’ll be coming after him, too.


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Whoa! Pistol On Vaquero Statue Causing Stockyards Showdown

It was an idea that began in a committee of the Fort Worth Arts Commission: Build a statue representing the hard work and enormous influence of Mexican culture in the Old West.


Cowboy Carol Religious Quiz

Gavin hits Carol with a religion quiz! And she leads us in Prayer…..