State fair tak­ing Big Tex do­na­tions

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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