Skip to comments.Donations Accepted for Big Tex Reconstruction
Posted on 12/27/2012 3:25:53 PM PST by bgill
Organizers with the State Fair of Texas are now taking donations to help fund the rebuilding of Big Tex.
Big Tex was destroyed by a fire in October in the last days of the fair.
Sue Gooding, with the State Fair, said Big Tex was insured for between $180,000 and $200,000, but that the costs to rebuild him, and to prepare the area in which he stands, will come close to $600,000.
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$600,000?????? Is Tex going to be a high end house? Will it have WI-FI? The ability to fly? That is too much.....
In reality it probably only would cost 200,00 to rebuild him but with government rules and regulations,for our own good, it cost 3 times as much......
Since they had a funeral for the guy maybe they should have passed a collection plate.....
I’m a native Texan, and I say if you can’t afford Big Tex, make Little Tex.
Or maybe a Speedy Gonzales?
I agree. Sounds like one of those Austin groupie rip offs.
They’ll be trying to guilt you into donating in the name of tradition or history. I mean, he started out as a giant Santa Claus in a little town before he was transformed for the State Fair of Texas.
“Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability. ..”
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