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Big Tex, the beloved State Fair of Texas icon, returns to Fair Park on Friday. (If you’ve been under a rock lately, the big guy burned down last October in spectacular fashion, attracting national headlines.)

Before Big Tex makes his triumphant return, we’re offering a daily online look at All Things Big Tex until Friday.

In today's edition of Big Tex 101, we take a look at Big Tex, the fashion icon.

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Big Tex, the beloved State Fair of Texas icon, returns to Fair Park on Friday. (If you’ve been under a rock lately, the big guy burned down last October in spectacular fashion, attracting national headlines.)

Before Big Tex makes his triumphant return, we’re offering a daily online look at All Things Big Tex until Friday.

In today's edition of Big Tex 101, we take a look at his final hours -- and some video tributes.

State Fair of Texas

Big Tex, the beloved State Fair of Texas icon, returns to Fair Park on Friday. (If you’ve been under a rock lately, the big guy burned down last October in spectacular fashion, attracting national headlines.)

Before Big Tex makes his triumphant return, we’re offering a daily online look at All Things Big Tex until Friday.

In today's edition of Big Tex 101, we explore Big Tex's roots in a small town.

Before Big Tex was Big Tex, he was a Santa Claus in Kerens, about an hour south of Dallas in Navarro County.

Eric Aasen / KERA News

Big Tex, the beloved State Fair of Texas icon, returns to Fair Park on Friday. (If you’ve been under a rock lately, the big guy burned down last October in spectacular fashion, attracting national headlines.)

Before Big Tex makes his triumphant return, we’re going to offer a daily online look at All Things Big Tex each day until next Friday.

In today's edition of Big Tex 101, we offer you an up-close-and-personal look at his new home.

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Big Tex, the beloved State Fair of Texas icon, returns to Fair Park Sept. 27 -- next Friday.

(If you’ve been under a rock lately, the big guy burned down last October in spectacular fashion, attracting national headlines.)

Before Big Tex makes his triumphant return, we’re going to offer a daily online look at All Things Big Tex each day until next Friday.

Programming note: Eric Aasen, KERA's digital news editor who's a Big Tex expert, will talk about Big Tex around 12:20 p.m. today on KERA's "Anything You Ever Wanted To Know" with host Jeff Whittington. That's on KERA Radio, 90.1 FM. 

Big Tex Gets A New Voice

Jun 20, 2013
BJ Austin / KERA News

Big Tex has a new voice. The State Fair’s Sue Gooding confirms the selection from 111 applicants. 

BJ Austin / KERA News

Big Tex is beginning to look like himself again after fire destroyed the State Fair icon last October.

BJ Austin / KERA News

The new and improved Big Tex will also have a different voice when he debuts at the State Fair in September.

VIDEO: As Big Tex Regenerates, A First Look

Feb 26, 2013
State Fair of Texas

There's a huge amount of work to be done before the new Big Tex debuts September 27 , 2013. But a 3-D animated plan for the icon's new hands makes the prospect of his reappearance seem more real.

Howdy, Folks. Got Some Money For Big Tex?

Dec 27, 2012
Lyndsay Knecht / KERA News

The State Fair has set up a donation page online for Big Tex's repair.

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