CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

icon

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Iconic Big State Pharmacy Shutters

Thursday marked the end of an Irving tradition when the Big State Drug Store closed its doors after more than 65 years in the historic downtown area.

05/22/2014

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 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

Japan's electronics giant Sony employee displays the first model of Sony's stereo cassete player 'Walkman TPS-L2' at the company's museum in Tokyo on July 1, 2009. Thirty years ago Sony launched the Walkman, a gadget which revolutionised the way people around the world listened to music but has since been overtaken by an icon of the digital age. Sony sold 30,000 Walkmans in the first two months after its launch, and 50 million within a decade.  (credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Sony Walkman Turns 34

Long before iPod nanos were on the scene, Sony gave us the Walkman

07/01/2013

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

Austin icon Leslie Cochran. (Photo credit Johanna McShan Photography via Wikimedia)

Austin’s Cross-Dressing, Often Homeless Icon Dies

A cross-dressing, often homeless man who became something of a local icon in Austin has died. An unofficial motto in Texas’ capital city is “Keep Austin Weird,” and Leslie Cochran exemplified it like no one else.

03/08/2012

‘Leave it to Beaver’s’ Barbara Billingsley was typical American Mom

Everyone may not realize it, but America just lost its mother. Barbara Billingsley, who died Saturday at the age of 94, was the prototype for American mothers the way John Wayne was the prototype for American […]

10/17/2010