Meet Big Tex, the "World's Tallest Cowboy," who stands at 55 feet and is the mascot of the State Fair of Texas—he's greeted visitors entering the fairgrounds in Dallas since 1952. The State Fair of Texas website has a terrific overview of Big Tex, which provides information about his history (he was created in 1949 to play the role of the 'world's largest Santa Claus' in Kerens, Texas), his silver screen fame (he was in the 1962 remake of the film "State Fair," which was shot in 1961), his outfitters (his clothes were sewn in the original Dickies plant in Fort Worth, and his boots were designed by Lucchese), and his size and measurements (he has a 33-foot, 9-inch chest; his jeans are sized 434 waist x 240 inseam; his hat is 95 gallons; his belt is 33 feet long; his boots are size 96). Check out the article to read more about Big Tex, and if you have a hankerin' to see him in real life, head to the Texas State Fair in Dallas, which runs from September 30-October 23.
A man in Texas is accused of slipping misoprostol into drinks he allegedly served his pregnant wife. Mason Herring, 38, was charged with two felony counts of assault on a pregnant person. Herring's wife alleges that he began lecturing her in March on the importance of hydration during pregnancy and offered her glasses of water.… READ THE REST
Hal Harrell, superintendent of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, is retiring. This creature of singular inaction left it to his wife to make the announcement on her Facebook page, reports CNN. Before a school board meeting Monday, Harrell was greeted and hugged by a throng of people. CNN tried to ask him questions about… READ THE REST
San Antonio cop James Brennand began barking commands at a surprised 17-year-old boy eating fast food in his car in a McDonald's parking lot, shot him when the car rolled back, then shot several more times into the moving vehicle as the panicked, injured youngster tried to drive away. The boy, not a suspect in… READ THE REST
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