In Texas, you can’t rely on the normal indicators of fall’s arrival. The leaves don’t change color, they definitely don’t fall whimsically and the grass was already yellow.
Today, the first day of fall, has an expected high of 90 degrees.
Instead, Texans turn to seasonal state pillars: football, changes in bug type and when they finally get Big Tex back up on his feet.
He was down for awhile, but, hat on head (because it’s maybe not detachable?), Big Tex is ready to reign over the State Fair of Texas after taking a stand Friday.
As you can imagine, getting Big Tex to stand is a Big Production. But what are the people in charge of hoisting him up concerned about?
“His pants have to stay up, you know?” one helper told Dallas’ WFAA.
Considering that Big Tex has already caught on fire once, he can’t really afford another mishap. Luckily the crew managed to lift Tex, in all his glory, without a wardrobe malfunction. See below:
Howdy, Big Tex, and happy fall, y’all.