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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Officers in various uniforms, state of the state in graduation rates, Big Tex bobbleheads and more.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Kay Bailey weighs in, another headline for Big Tex, kids save a buck and more.

Briscoe Center For American History

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Same ol' boy howdy, Butler Building gets a makeover for "SoYoung," temperatures drop and more.

A Big Goodbye To Big Tex (For Now)

Oct 22, 2012
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Five stories North Texas is talking about: Memorializing Big Tex, early voting, free beer for the creative class and more.

Big Tex Flames Out

Oct 19, 2012
Justin Terveen / theurbanfabric.com

It looked like a funeral procession, as the charred and wrapped metal skeleton of Big Tex was escorted out of Fair Park by motorcycle police. Earlier Friday morning, the State Fair icon had gone up in flames.

Tom Pribyl / KERA

We can rebuild him. We have the technology.   We can make him better than he was before.  Better.  Stronger.  But might we also think about making him ... browner?

Remembering Big Tex: His History Is Ours

Oct 19, 2012
Briscoe Center For American History

Today on Anything You Ever Wanted To Know, listeners called in to pay respects to Big Tex while the burned remains of the State Fair patriarch were being carted away in pieces.

Justin Terveen / theurbanfabric.com

We're all in mourning for Big Tex, the State Fair of Texas giant who burned today. (But fear not, Tex-a-holics: The fair says he'll be back and better than ever when the 2013 fair kicks off next September.) Until then, here are a few classic moments in Big Tex history:

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Updated with video: The skeleton of Big Tex is being removed from Fair Park after a fire consumed the mammoth icon of the State Fair of Texas this morning, just days after his 60th birthday.

State Fair of Texas

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Big Tex, dead voters, and more.

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