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Fried Food Award Winners

Greasy good: Fried food winner at the Texas State Fair is a real turkey

By Teresa Gubbins

In retrospect, it seems no surprise: Fried Thanksgiving Dinner won the prize for Most Creative at the 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards, the annual fried-food contest hosted by the State Fair of Texas. ...


He's baaaaaaaack!

The One & Only: State Fair of Texas unveils new theme to highlight the return of Big Tex

By Teresa Gubbins

The State Fair of Texas announced its annual theme for 2013: The One & Only. Ta-da. It's meant as a wink, a nod, an homage to Big Tex, the 52-foot icon that burned on the final Friday of th ...


A Texas Tragedy

Big Tex burned beyond recognition in fast fire: Only metal skeleton of State Fair icon remains

By Claire St. Amant

Big Tex went out with a bang and a flash on his 60th birthday. The State Fair of Texas icon burst into flames Friday morning in Dallas. WFAA is reporting that the fire started at 10:25 a.m ...


Big Tex gets bigger

Fried beer & Tom Landry dominate: Texas State Fair joins the Houston Rodeo in breaking records

By Sarah Rufca

Between news-worthy fried food creations and gorgeous fall weather, there was no doubt this was a State Fair for the record books. The Texas State Fair, which ended on Sunday in Dallas, brought ...


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