Before his big debut, though, Big Tex will get a bit of a makeover that'll include a new Dickies Western shirt. The big guy got a new outfit, and more, in 2013 after a fire claimed the previous incarnation of the State Fair icon near the end of the 2012 fair.
Big Tex typically wears the same shirt for three years, but is getting a new top ahead of schedule that is more "Texified."
"Big Tex's spiffy new duds will add a little bit more of a Texas touch, which fits in perfectly with this year's State Fair theme, "Deep in the Heart of Texans," fair organizers said in a news release. "As a symbol of Texas pride, it only makes sense that Big Tex's clothing reflects his true Texas colors."
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