Michael Marks grew up in Lewisville, halfway between Dallas and Denton. He graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, and then earned a graduate degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to the Texas Standard, Michael was a KUT intern, and reported for the Dallas Morning News and the San Antonio Current. He enjoys reading non-fiction, hiking and biking, and spending time with his wife and 10-pound mutt. He’s also a fan of Dallas sports teams, although that’s not always enjoyable.