Howdy Folks is what Big Tex says to greet people to the State Fair of Texas each year. Now most of the wait is over. Today winds tore down the curtain hiding Big Tex for his big entrance tomorrow afternoon.
People working on finishing touches at the fair were snapping photos and videos of the new icon, they were also sounding off on social media. Some say he looks too old, he looks tired or stressed and others say he has a much darker complexion, and one went on to call the new Big Tex "Big Tex-Mex"
Hispanic activist Domingo Garcia doesn’t mind what a very small minority has labeled the Texas icon; he said it all depends on the intent. If the intent is to stereotype the Hispanic population, then it’s crossing the line.
“Big Tex represents all of Texas, and Texans come in all shapes and colors and we need to embrace that diversity,” Garcia said.