Meet the new Big Tex that will preside over State Fair of Texas

In this image from video provided by WFAA.com, a shrouded Big Tex can be seen from a helicopter in Dallas. The 55-feet tall rebuilt Big Tex was set to be officially unveiled on Friday, the opening day of the State Fair of Texas. But on Thursday, television news helicopters got a glimpse of the top portion of the fair icon surrounded on four sides by draping. Fair officials then announced that due to the wind, they would do the unveil Thursday afternoon. (AP Photo/WFAA.com)

September 26, 2013 1:48:45 PM PDT
The new Big Tex is ready to preside over the State Fair of Texas.

The 55-foot-tall symbol of the fair was unveiled Thursday, one day earlier than scheduled. Big Tex was supposed to be revealed Friday, before television news helicopters caught a glimpse of the head surrounded on four sides by draping.

Fair officials then announced that due to the wind, they would do the unveiling Thursday afternoon.

Big Tex was rebuilt for this year after going up in flames in the closing days of the fair last year.

He has a cowboy hat, a red-white-and-blue star shirt, jeans and boots with the American and Texas flags.

The voice of Big Tex won't begin until the fair opens Friday.

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