Towerin cowboy could be moving on

CANYON, TX The 47-foot-tall Tex Randall statue in Canyon might lose its home.

KVII-TV reports a potential out-of-state buyer wants the property when the four-ton artwork stands -- but not Tex Randall.

Tex Randall was erected in 1959 to promote a Western store. It features a broadly smiling, cowboy hat-wearing fellow with one arm on his leg and the other on his hip.

The owner and the Canyon Chamber of Commerce are hoping some nonprofit organization will save Tex Randall.

Canyon Chamber of Commerce executive director Cheryl Malcolm says it's so sad to lose something "that is so historically connected to our city."

Canyon is about 20 miles south of Amarillo.

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