The Tex Randall Project

Update on The Tex Randall Project

The Tex Randall Project is complete!  Big thanks to all those who contributed to the project and supported us the past six years. 


Help Preserve Tex Randall

Now that the restoration of the statue and the landscaping of Tex's surrounding area is complete, it is our goal to maintain the area and preserve Tex Randall so that he will never return to his poor, dilapidated state again.  The need for community support and donations will always exist, in order to keep Tex in good condition.  If you have any interest in making a donation to Help Preserve Tex Randall, please contact the Canyon Main Street office at (806)656-6833.

Checks can be made payable to:

Canyon Main Street - The Tex Randall Project
1604 4th Ave., Ste. 21
Canyon, TX 79015

 The Canyon Main Street Program is a non profit charitable organization


Tex Randall Story

Most people who have lived in the Texas Panhandle or have passed through on US Hwy 60 remember the impression that Tex Randall, one of the tallest cowboys in Texas made on them. Everyone has a story to tell about Tex whether it was the first time they saw him or, as they routinely traveled the highway were he is located, it was a bench mark or mile marker for them.
 
Tex Randall was constructed at his location in 1959 by industrial arts teacher Harry Wheeler. The statue is composed of concrete, steel and wire mesh. The original purpose was to advertise Wheeler's Western Store. The last restoration effort for the statue was in 1989 when a truck crashed into Tex's left boot.
 
The landmark was recently restored in 2016, after six years of fundraising efforts. The Canyon community and Canyon Main Street volunteers rallied together over this time period to save the Panhandle icon. Due to the efforts of Canyon Main Street and the community, current and future generations can, once again, make memories with the 47-foot cowboy.