Big Tex is a statue that some call the biggest cowboy in Texas. Certainly, he must be the biggest cowboy in Dallas. Big Tex stands 55 feet tall and weighs 24,000 pounds. His shirt alone weighs 130 pounds. The jeans weigh 100 pounds. This model of Big Tex was reconstructed after the old one caught fire in 2012. It cost $500,000 to replace Big Tex. He can withstand 100 mph winds.
Big Tex can move his head and jaw. His voice booms across the fair with fair information and Texas-sized greetings.