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Who is Tex?

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superman93105 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 23, 2008 at 6:07 AM via web

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Who is Tex?

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kapokkid | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 12, 2010 at 9:46 PM (Answer #1)

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Tex was the "lantern-jawed boy from Lubbock" that sets up his display next to Homer's at the national science fair in Indianapolis.  His display was about using plumbing equipment as rocket nozzles as well as an electro-magnetic launch display with some nice lights and stuff on it.  He and Homer became, in Homer's words, instant friends and actually switched roommates in the hotel so they could stay together.

Tex also helps to introduce Homer to the big city and the ways of the big science fair, especially after Homer's display gets stolen he helps him figure out what to do next.

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jamesk8 | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted September 23, 2008 at 7:14 AM (Answer #1)

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Tex is Texas McCormick, the narrator of the novel.  Tex is a young man growing up in Tulsa Oklahoma who spends lots of his time with his best friend, Johnny, and eventually falls in love with Johnny's sister.

Tex looks up to his older brother Mason but is not close to his father.  During the novel, Tex realizes that Pop is not his biological father.  It is Mason that reveals this to Tex.  At the end of the story the brothers are completely reconciled.

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dashawnawrshm | Student , Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 6, 2008 at 5:16 AM (Answer #2)

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tex is a young boy that is getting up their he's been through alot but he's gonna get there soon he's gonna make.

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aliniazi35 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 12, 2009 at 1:17 PM (Answer #3)

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my dad

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