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Old 10-19-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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Big Tex is down!

For those of us from Texas that spent a few of our Octobers visiting the annual fall fair. Big Tex of the State Fair of Texas fame was destroyed this afternoon in what appears to be an electrical short today. It was his 60th birthday. Indications are that he will be rebuilt in time for next years show.


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Old 10-19-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that! It made the local news this morning here in Phila. PA

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Old 10-19-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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Well he is too young to qualify for Medicare.....

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Saw it on the news. Thought it was the "Burning Man" event at first.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:34 PM   #5
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He sure put up a nice big flume of black smoke! I was wondering what was burning seeing the smoke from near Big Town Blvd. in east Dallas/Mesquite to later hear it was Big Tex.

Wonder if the new and improved Big Tex will be able to move a bit more? Bend over, squat down or what not to to surprise the children and all!
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Gotta love the Dallas FD sense of humor. "Howdy folks, it's hot!"
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Did you see the stratosphere got stuck for 2 hours last night at 9:30 power problem
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