Oh, no! Big Tex burned today.
(photo by John McKibben)
Big Tex was the 52 foot tall icon of the Texas State Fair in Dallas, Texas. He was huge, fun, and slightly creepy. You just can't have the fair without Big Tex walking around and talking in his booming voice! The fair officials said he would be rebuilt next year. I hope they don't 'modernize' him.
(You can see Big Tex at :21)
The mayor and police department said there will be an investigation, but for now, they think it was an electrical fire.
The fair is held in the historic Fair Park, famous for its Art Deco architecture and sculptures.