Big Tex made his debut at the State Fair of Texas in 1952.
Back then, he had a crooked nose, a lascivious wink and no ability whatsoever to speak.
Today, the long tall Texan has a perfectly straight nose, wide-open eyes and a booming bass voice that periodically welcomes visitors to the State Fair of Texas.
He also wears size 70 boots, sports a 75-gallon hat and towers 52 feet above the crowd. His shirt is a size 100 180/181 and his Dickies jeans come in size 284W/185L XXXXXL.
All of Big Tex's announcements are performed "live" by Bill Bragg. His booming voice echoes over the entire 277-acre grounds of Fair Park for nine hours each day.
During the State Fair of Texas, you'll find Big Tex overlooking Fair Park from his station in front of the Tower Building, next to the northern entrance to the Texas Skyway.