Built in 1979, Paisano Pete was for 23 years the World's Largest Roadrunner. He held the title until a larger one was built in New Mexico in 2002. At 22 feet long and 11 feet tall, he now holds the distinction of being the world's 2nd largest roadrunner.
The good folks of Fort Stockton don't care though. They still proudly claim Paisano Pete as the town's mascot and just recently gave the bird a new coat of paint.