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Best Holiday Craft Ideas from DFW Artists

These talented DFW artists’ holiday craft ideas include affordable, easy-to-make gifts and cleverly upcycled decorations perfect for any holiday home.

12/17/2012

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What Will Happen To Deep Fried Twinkies On A Stick?

The fate of deep-fried Twinkies on a stick, which originally debuted at the State Fair of Texas, is up in the air now that Hostess Brands plans to liquidate the company.

11/21/2012

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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

Big Tex Fire

State Fair Of Texas Closes For The Year

The State Fair of Texas — marked this year by the loss of the towering Big Tex in a fire — may surpass the all-time high spent in previous years on food and amusement rides.

10/22/2012

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Stranded Rider Was Trying To Conquer Fear Of Heights At State Fair

Paige Gomez was trying to conquer her fear of heights when she got on the Stratosphere at the State Fair of Texas on Friday.

10/20/2012

A tribute to Big Tex put up one day after a fire destroyed the 60-year-old face of the State Fair of Texas.

Big Tex – From Icon To Gone

Friday’s fire that destroyed Big Tex, the 60-year-old face of the State Fair of Texas, quickly became international news. Here is a recap of all of CBSDFW.com’s stories on the iconic cowboy.

10/20/2012

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

The History Of Big Tex

Big Tex wasn’t always Big Tex. He got his big start as “Big Santa” in Kerens, Texas November of 1949.

CBS 11–10/19/2012

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Riders Down After Spending More Than Two Hours Atop State Fair Swing

An already rough day at the State Fair of Texas wnds with riders having to be rescued off one of the tallest portable rides at Fair Park.

10/19/2012

Big Tex

A Eulogy For Big Tex

He was an image bigger than life, much like the state that gave him his name. He was big, he was loud, he was flamboyant and his beauty was questioned by many.

10/19/2012

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Big Tex Burned On State Fair’s Final Weekend

Those attending the State Fair of Texas on Friday morning got more than they bargained for as the iconic character Big Tex went up in flames.

10/19/2012

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Roundtable Looks At DFW Weekend Events

From the final weekend of the State Fair of Texas to a comic convention featuring Stan Lee, there are plenty of events happening across North Texas.

10/19/2012

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Recipe: Cabot Cheeseburger Bites

Check out this award-winning State Fair of Texas recipe for Cabot Cheeseburger Bites.

10/15/2012

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