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94,000 TX/OU Fans Enjoy Cotton Bowl’s $25-Million Upgrades

The Red River Rivalry was renewed Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park. The annual college football shootout had a lot of drama going in, and a lot at stake for fans and teams.

10/12/2013

The 67th Annual Tony Awards - Show

Backstage With The Cast Of “The Lion King”

“The Lion King” is playing at the Music Hall at Fair Park. CBS 11 News went backstage to meet the cast members and a very important character in the hit Broadway musical.

10/09/2013

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Couple Ties The Knot At The State Fair Of Texas

Amid the smell of funnel cakes and fried pickles, two high school sweet hearts got married over the weekend under the watchful eye of Big Tex.

09/30/2013

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See How Dickies Makes Clothes For Big Tex

A team of nearly a dozen professional clothing designers worked all year on one very special outfit. Check out what the folks at Dickies had to do for their biggest client.

09/27/2013

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State Fair Of Texas Set To Open In Dallas

The padlocks come off the gates as the State Fair of Texas opens in Dallas with food, festivities and football. The 127th annual expo opens Friday at Fair Park.

09/27/2013

Crews at the State Fair of Texas erected a new and improved Big Tex on September 26, 2013, one day before the fair was set to open. The iconic structure burned just one year prior, forcing the fair to construct the new model. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

First Glimpse Of The New Big Tex

The Metroplex got its first look at the State Fair’s biggest attraction on Thursday, just one day before the gates are opened to the public.

09/26/2013

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

The State Fair of Texas brings new rides to North Texas, as well as the old favorites. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Safety Top Priority For State Fair Ride Inspectors

The Texas Skyway is one of only a handful of rides that are permanent fixtures on the fairgrounds at the State Fair of Texas. Seventy others are brought in on trailers and they’ve already started arriving for Friday’s opening.

CBSDFW.COM–09/23/2013

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

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DPD Clears ‘Person Of Interest’ In Rape Cases

The Dallas Police Department cleared Alan Mason as a person of interest in the Fair Park serial rapist case Thursday.

09/12/2013

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DPD Chief Discusses Serial Rape Investigation

Flanked by the detectives who worked the case, Dallas Police Chief David Brown spoke about the arrest of Van Dralan Dixson accused of being the city’s most notorious serial rapist in recent history.

CBS 11–09/12/2013

Van Dixson, the man police have named as a serial rapist suspect for several attacks in South Dallas. (credit: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)

Police Release Disturbing Details About Suspected Rapes

Serial rape suspect Van Dralan Dixson, 38, remains in police custody in Louisiana on a 5-million dollar bond. Dixson’s extradition hearing, which will allow him to be brought from Baton Rouge back to Dallas, could happen as early as Thursday morning.

CBS 11–09/11/2013

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