Yesterday afternoon, Texas gaped as the resurrected Big Tex experienced, in the vaguely unsettling words of State Fair spokeswoman Sue Gooding, a "premature birth." Fair Park's official Twitter feed announced the successful delivery with an equally unfortunate metaphor: "Ta-daaa! Big Tex drops his r ... More >>
When the State Fair of Texas abruptly fired Bill Bragg after 11 years as the voice of Big Tex, they chalked it up to a contract dispute and spoke of making a fresh start after last fall's tragic fire. The real reason, however, was never far from the surface: Fair officials were creeped out by Bragg' ... More >>
Every week, managing editor Patrick Williams disappears into his office and reemerges a cranky, nicotine-addicted, third-person-referring superhero we like to call Buzz. Good news for those of you heartbroken when Big Tex, the 52-foot tall, 60-year-old icon of the State Fair of Texas, burned in a s ... More >>
Buzz looks back on 2012 before the memories go where they belong: up in smoke.
For now, the State Fair of Texas is sticking to its story that Big Tex wasn't reduced to a scorched metal frame during this summer's conflagration but instead is recuperating at an undisclosed Texas spa. Not only that, but he's well enough to send a holiday greeting that the fair passed along this m ... More >>
Patrick MichelsThird-ranked Pat Bertoletti claimed the world waffle eating title at the State Fair of Texas back in 2007. He's back eating sandwiches this Sunday afternoon.It's tough to know just how to feel about this year's competitive eating lineup at the State Fair of Texas. On one hand, on t ... More >>
The fried Cokes are that way, folks.Visitors to the State Fair of Texas will have to wait at least a year before they can use their iPhones to instantly locate the closest fried cookie dough stand. State fairs in Ohio and Indiana this week announced plans to roll out iPhone apps that will al ... More >>