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Standing 55 feet tall, Big Tex is back at the State Fair of Texas.
"He looks more like a cowboy that just came in off the range," Alan Waine with the State Fair of Texas said.
The new Big Tex is the latest in a long line of changes that have come to the fair's iconic cowboy.
Big Tex started as a big Santa Claus when he made his debut in Dallas—where people have been coming to see him ever since.
"One year I came 17 times, one year I came 18 times," attendee Leon Clark said.
Clark says he was there on the first year, and every since.
"I liked (Big Tex) because he looked like a cowboy,” Clark said. “He looked like he had on cowboy clothes, shoes, I've got on his shirt."
Last year's fair ended with Big Tex in flames.
"Our beloved Big Tex was destroyed by fire on Oct. 19, 2012. The same year he celebrated his 60th birthday," Waine said.
Tex's belt buckle, hands and head survived the fire. Those are now on display.
The original Big Tex was purchased for $750 in 1951. The new Big Tex cost a half a million dollars to construct, much of which was paid by sponsors and individual donors.