Fire engulfed Big Tex in a matter of minutes at the State Fair of Texas today. The icon, who was known for greeting guests with a resounding "Howdy Folks...this is Big Tex" was likely the victim of fire caused by some type of mechanical problem.
It was reported that the hands remained in tact but his body was reduced to a skeletal frame.
I have a friend heading out to the Fair to get some photos and I'll let you know the cause as soon as I hear from State Fair officials.
Sunday is the last day to visit the State Fair of Texas.