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M-I-C...See ya real soon, Big Tex

"Big Tex is a problem. He's our Mickey Mouse."

And with those words, Nancy Wiley, a consultant to the State Fair of Texas, kindly requested that we remove Big Tex's dorky visage from Unfair Park. Turns out Big Tex is a registered trademark--"both his name and his image," Wiley said.

"You can't have Big Tex," she added. "You can have, you know, art deco pylons..."


At least we can keep our name.

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"I think everyone thought 'Unfair Park' was pretty funny," Wiley said.

So our legal counsel asked for Big Tex's trademark registration number...you know, stalling for a little time.

But it appears Big Tex's days are numbered. Howdy, folks, and so long. --Julie Lyons

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