State fair taking Big Tex donations
The State Fair of Texas is taking donations to help build a new Big Tex.
The 52-foot-tall fair icon burned this year, and a new Tex won’t be cheap.
Fair spokeswoman Sue Gooding said the cowboy was insured for close to $200,000 — short of the estimated $450,000 to $600,000 needed. So the fair launched a donation page at www.bigtex.com.
Officials hope to start building the new Tex at the end of January.