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Fire destroys State Fair of Texas icon Big Tex

Published 10/19/2012, The Dickinson Press

DALLAS (AP) — The man who provides the voice for Big Tex, the giant cowboy at the State Fair of Texas, was greeting people with his usual “Howdy, folks!” in a slow drawl Friday when someone rushed into his trailer to tell him the towering fair icon was on fire.

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