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Texas State Fair Announces Fried Food Kings For 2013: Winner Winner, Thanksgiving Dinner – And A Fried Cuban Roll

DSC09675by Steven Doyle

Labor Day is the official start of the State Fair season in Texas with the announcement of the fried food kings for the year. Yesterday was no disappointment as the media gathered inside the Embarcadero yesterday morning. With cameras loaded and necks stretched we peered into the eyes of each judge as they quietly nibbled the likes of Fried Nutella and Chicken-Fried Meatloaf.

There were eight finalists looking to walk away with the 2013 Big Tex Choice Award for either the Most Creative or Best tasting. Winning this award historically means that you cold expect up to an additional $250,000 in sales for the year – and a plastic replica of Big Tex.  Continue reading


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Big Tex In Recovery

big tex 2011 002By Dallas Small             photos by Robert Bostick

Where would State Fair of Texas officials take Big Tex to recover following his accident on the last weekend of this year’s exposition?

Sue Gooding, State Fair of Texas vice president for public and community relations, said, “As we deliberated that question, a staff member came up with one of those flashes of the blindingly obvious—A spa. Why not a spa?”   Continue reading

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Rest In Peace, Big Tex

by Steven Doyle

The hot news from the Texas State Fair is that Big Tex burned to his steel frame. Gone is the iconic host which turned 60 years old today. A Fair official stated that the hydraulic line that animates Big Tex leaked then combusted and started in his jaw.    Continue reading

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Big Tex Is Ready For The Texas State Fair

by Steven Doyle    photos by Robert Bostick

Big Tex moseyed on over to his perch at the Texas State Fair. His favorite spot is just in front of the Fletcher’s Corny Dog Stand where he stares down that the hundreds of thousands of people slop up their meat sticks with copious amounts of mustard.   Continue reading

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