We're just back from the Texas State Fair in Dallas, and I'm happy to report that Big Tex is back. We first went to the fair in 2011, and he looked like this:
here. (The quote I used as the title of this post is from the emergency dispatch recordings.)
Within a year, the fair had a new Big Tex built and installed, and we saw him last weekend. The boys were very happy to see him restored to his former glory, and his presence was all throughout the fair.
Here's the main view, taken from the Fletcher's corny dog stand, with the Cotton Bowl and ferris wheel in the background.