The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

Big Tex is 66 years old and 55 feet tall, though his newest design is only 5 years old.

Leopard Look: Big Tex

Kelsey Carroll, Section Editor October 10, 2018

Editor's Note: The following dialogue from State Fair of Texas figure Big Tex is fictional but accurate. The complete history of Big Tex can be found at https://bigtex.com/about-us/big-tex/. At a Glance: Favorite...

Lester Jenkins sells the cheapest water in the Fair Park at the price of only two tickets near the entrance of the State Fair. He loves the job and plans on returning every year.

Faces of the Fair: Lester Jenkins

Kelsey Carroll, Section Editor October 10, 2018

If he’s “bein’ honest,” Lester Jenkins has been on the streets of Dallas since he was 15, and he needed money. Needed money after his car wreck. Needed money after losing his job when Johnson...

TRLs Lily Hager attempts to climb a rope ladder to win a prize.

Trick or treat on the Midway

Alexis Russell, Joeley Hedgcoxe, and Lily Hager October 9, 2018

The Midway, a long strip of carnival games and rides centrally located on the grounds, is an essential part of the State Fair experience. Lined with enormous stuffed animals and alluring prizes, the Midway...

A rollercoaster of emotions

Alexis Russell and Joeley Hedgcoxe October 9, 2018

As avid thrill connoisseurs, Alexis Russell and Joeley Hedgcoxe bring to you six of the best, and worst, State Fair rides and attractions. Some of them are sure to get your adrenaline pumping, while others...

Junior Kelsey Carroll rides the Ferris wheel for the first time at the State Fair of Texas, despite long-time fears.

Column: Rising up and being let down

Kelsey Carroll, Section Editor October 4, 2018

Was paying 10 dollars to spend a few minutes speeding 212 feet into the Dallas skyline worth it? That’s debatable. Heights aren’t a big deal. Ziplines–sure. Plane rides–easy. Rock climbing–why...

A child participates in Ford Experience- Raise the Wall tug-of-war game in efforts to win a free hat.

Photo Gallery: State Fair of Texas

Kelsey Carroll and Grace Nguyen October 4, 2018

Editor's note: This post is the first of a series which reviews and previews the State Fair of Texas. The previews can be viewed as they are updated on the State Fair Preview tab on the home page or at...

The state fair will be open Sept. 28 to Oct. 22.

State Fair of Texas to open Sept. 28

Joeley Hedgcoxe, Staff Writer September 26, 2018

The annual State Fair of Texas will open on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. and closes Oct. 22. The first day hosts the opening ceremony at 7 p.m. performed by the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Kilgore...

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