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Big Tex is Getting a Texas-Sized Makeover

BigTex on Fire
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State Fair of Texas officials have the technology. They’re making Big Tex stronger, smarter, less flammable, and more expensive in the wake of the massive mannequin’s spectacular, fiery finish to the 2012 fair.

A wiring fault is blamed for a fire that burned Big Tex down to his metal skeleton going into the fair’s closing weekend last month.

Now, fair President Errol McKoy tells The Dallas Morning News the fair icon will get a stronger steel frame, a fire suppression system and fire-retardant duds. And, yes, his mouth will still move; so will one of his hands.

It’ll all be costly, ranging from $250,000 to $600,000. But McKoy says it’ll be worthwhile, telling The Dallas Morning News: “He didn’t die. He’s going through rehab.”

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