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Towering Achievement

Big Tex runs away with Best Quirky Landmark contest, but an iconic Houston spot isn't left out

By Alex Bentley

In a beatdown of epic proportions, Big Tex, the icon of the State Fair of Texas, was voted the Best Quirky Landmark in the United States by readers of USA Today and 10Best. It was a competition ...


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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