Big Tex, the 52-foot-tall mascot of the Texas State Fair, burned to the ground today. Big Tex had stood over the fair every year since 1952.
Fair spokeswoman Sue Gooding says she doesn't know the cause of the fire but did note electrical controls move Big Tex's mouth and head. Gooding says no one was injured in the fire and added that she expects Big Tex to be back for next year's state fair.
(Image source: Jenna Bush Hager)