Tex Randall was built in 1959 when Harry Wheeler built the tall Texan to promote his Western curio shop. Tex Randall is 47 feet tall and weighs seven tons.

After many years, Tex began to deteriorate and then a tractor trailer crashed into his left boot. Local businesses started a “Save the Cowboy” campaign and restoration work was completed in 1989.

As of 2010, he was still standing but once again deteriorating. A group is trying to raise perservation funds once again.

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  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 4 years ago

    Nice one, could be called "Tall Paul’
    Remeber back then ?

  • CarolM
    CarolMover 4 years ago

    He’s way up there! I know they make everything bigger in Texas! I sure hope they will be able to save him. Things like this are few and far between these days. Looking up 47 feet gave you a great perspective of this handsome texan.

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 4 years ago

    We need to SAVE Tex……………great shot and info!! ;-))

  • jujubean
    jujubeanover 4 years ago

    I know him too! LOL next time you come thru we’ll have to make a date to shoot at Palo Dura Canyon.

  • TxGimGim
    TxGimGimover 4 years ago

    Great perspective.

  • jujubean
    jujubeanover 4 years ago

    I ,think,I heard they were trying to move him to another location,then restore him?

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