Covering the massive State Fair of Texas

Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 07:14 PM CST

Big Tex Getting Remake After Fire

Big Tex Getting Remake After Fire

State Fair of Texas officials say they're making Big Tex stronger, smarter, less flammable and more expensive in the wake of his fiery demise.

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 02:30 PM CDT

Lantern Festival Gets Second Run at Fair Park

Lantern Festival Gets Second Run at Fair Park

The popular Chinese Lantern Festival that impressed the visitors at the State Fair of Texas will have a second run in Fair Park.

Monday, Oct 22, 2012 at 06:45 PM CDT

2012 State Fair Nears 2010 Record

2012 State Fair Nears 2010 Record

The State Fair of Texas came close to matching the all-time high spent in previous years on food and amusement rides.

Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM CDT

The History of Big Tex

The History of Big Tex

From his creation as a giant Santa Claus to his fiery 60th anniversary finale, we look at the history of the State Fair of Texas icon, Big Tex.

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 09:46 AM CST

Top O' Texas Tower Growing in Height

Top O' Texas Tower Growing in Height

Another piece of the Top O' Texas tower to be installed Wednesday.

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 08:40 AM CDT

Funeral Home Holds Service for Big Tex

Funeral Home Holds Service for Big Tex

A Dallas funeral home put together a service for Big Tex, complete with popcorn, cotton candy and fair games for the kids.

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 at 09:23 AM CDT

Electrical Short Caused Big Tex's Demise

Electrical Short Caused Big Tex's Demise

Dallas fire officials say an electrical short in Big Tex's wiring caused the fiery demise of the towering cowboy who had been an icon of the State Fair of Texas for 60 years.

Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 at 02:58 PM CDT

Despite Mishaps, State Fair Closing Strong

Despite Mishaps, State Fair Closing Strong

Despite two mishaps on Friday, crowds packed the State Fair of Texas during its last weekend.

Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 at 07:08 PM CDT

Riders Stranded on Stratosphere for 2 Hours

Riders Stranded on Stratosphere for 2 Hours

One of the State Fair of Texas' tallest rides has stranded about two dozen riders in the air.

Friday, Oct 19, 2012 at 01:45 PM CDT

Viewer Videos: Big Texas Burns

Viewer Videos: Big Texas Burns

Big Tex the icon of the State Fair of Texas burned Friday morning and witnesses grabbed their phones to get video of it. (WARNING: Explicit Language)

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