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Reveal of new Big Tex moved up

Published On: Dec 24 2013 07:45:10 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 26 2013 03:37:08 PM CDT
State Fair of Texas
DALLAS (AP) -

The new Big Tex is ready to preside over the State Fair of Texas.

The 55-foot-tall symbol of the fair was unveiled Thursday, one day earlier than scheduled. Big Tex was supposed to be revealed Friday, before television news helicopters caught a glimpse of the head surrounded on four sides by draping.
    
Fair officials then announced that due to the wind, they would do the unveiling Thursday afternoon.
    
Big Tex was rebuilt for this year after going up in flames in the closing days of the fair last year.
    
He has a cowboy hat, a red-white-and-blue star shirt, jeans and boots with the American and Texas flags.
    
The voice of Big Tex won't begin until the fair opens Friday.