Plans for Big Tex, the iconic symbol of the State Fair of Texas, are taking shape.
Later this week, State Fair representatives will present to the Dallas Landmark Commission a proposed update to Big Tex Circle.
An electrical fire destroyed Big Tex last fall, bringing an end to his 60-year reign as the official greeter to fairgoers.
Dallas design firm Studio Outside released renderings of the plans that show a limestone seating wall surrounding the center ring where Big Tex will stand. The center area would be raised from its current six-foot height to a height of nine to 12 feet and would be filled with cacti or native grasses.
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