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Later this month, the Texas State Fair will take over the Cotton Bowl and surrounding area in Dallas, and ‘Big Tex’ will be there to welcome visitors onto the Midway, as always.

But for this year’s festivities, Dickies, the official outfitter of the fair and of Big Tex himself, sewed the mascot a very special set of clothes.

Big Tex’s 55-foot-tall cowboy shirt will come stitched with a patch commemorating the five police officers slain in Dallas this July.

Fair organizers said the gesture was a thank-you to the law enforcement community in the Dallas area who have kept fairgoers safe for decades.

“We work very closely with Dallas police and DART officers at the State Fair and respect everything they do,” Karissa Condoianis, a spokeswoman for the fair, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.


Big Tex’s new outfit was rolled out for the public Friday at the Cotton Bowl.

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