Almost a year after a fire burned down Big Tex, the iconic cowboy is set to return to the State Fair of Texas.
The newest version of Big Tex will be veiled Friday, the fair's opening day.
Big Tex burned down last October when an electrical short started a fire that consumed all but the hands and a few metal pieces. Fair officials say the new version will be a lot like the old - plus fireproofing.
Fair spokeswoman Sue Gooding tells The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/1gNExjq ), "We heard loud and clear that people wanted the same Big Tex that they'd known and loved."
Big Tex first debuted at the state fair in 1952.
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