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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Dallas Police Department cleared Alan Mason as a person of interest in the Fair Park serial rapist case Thursday.
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.
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.
The suspect who, police said, was behind a series of sexual assaults in southeast Dallas is waking up Wednesday morning in a Louisiana jail cell.
The hunt for an accused serial rapist, who police say terrorized women in South Dallas for nearly three months is over.
“I really want this person to be caught ‘cause I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, I have nightmares,” said the ninth victim of a serial rapist who has victimized unsuspecting women since June in a South Dallas neighborhood near Fair Park.
Police say the suspected rapist covers his face with a cloth, wears glasses, and is always armed with a handgun. He approaches on foot, and possibly leaves in a fray Honda Civic 4-door or older model gray Volvo sedan.