started carving at the age of eight. After high school, three
years in the U.S. Marines, and a B.S. in mathematics, he began
carving professionally. Tex expanded his knowledge with an M.A.
in art in 1976. He taught art and woodcarving at the vocational
school, high school, and college levels after 1976. Tex taught
wood carving seminars, judged carving shows, and was a frequent
blue-ribbon and best-of-show winner throughout the Southwest.
died in November, 2002.
was a founding member of CCA and a member of the International
Woodcarvers Congress and several other organizations.