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  • 'Tex's friend' or a 'Tall Texan'? State Fair asks for donations to rebuild Big Texadd to reading list  

    Posted on December 28, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    Updated Friday, Dec 28 at 9:25 AM

    On Thursday, the State Fair of Texas launched a website meant to generate donations to fund Big Tex's rebirth. See, the famous, mildly animatronic, 52-foot State Fair icon was insured –– but only for about one-third of the cost to replace him.

    By Byron Harris /

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