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Texas State Fair Looking for Help to Rebuild Big Tex

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The State Fair of Texas is taking donations to help rebuild a Texas icon, Big Tex.The 52-foot-tall cowboy that has become a fair icon over the last 60 years burned this year after an electrical short.

Fair officials have promised to rebuild a new, better Big Tex complete with a fire-suppression system, but the price tag is a bit more than what they are getting from the insurance company. Big Tex was insured for about $200,000, but the cost of a new Tex will run between $450,000 to $600,000.

Because of this, the fair has launched a donation page to help raise the necessary funds. You can also mail in donations to:

Big Tex Fund, State Fair of Texas
P.O. Box 150009
Dallas, TX  75315

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