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August 26, 2014

Big Tex will sport new shirt at this year’s State Fair

Fort Worth-based Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. designed the made the shirt, which was unveiled Tuesday morning.

Maybe Big Texas has sampled too many of the fried treats at the State Fair of Texas and put on a few pounds.

Or perhaps he just wanted something fresh to wear in his role as official greeter.

Whatever the case, Big Tex has a new shirt, designed and made by Fort Worth-based Dickies, an XXXXXXXXXXL that was unveiled Tuesday morning on the floor of the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park in Dallas.

The shirt, a deep navy featuring red shoulders with an inset white star and red cuffs, is in line with the State Fair’s “Texification” project that will include Texas-themed signs and flags at this year’s fair.

The State Fair of Texas — this year’s theme is “Deep in the Heart of Texans — runs from Sept. 26 through Oct. 19.

And the main attraction, of course, is the 55-foot-tall Big Tex, who was rebuilt last year after being destroyed the year before by a devastating fire.

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