Growing up in Houston, Steve Bennett started reading the newspaper before he even entered kindergarten. Ok, it was the comics, but still. It instilled in him a love of reading and art that carried him through Temple High School in Central Texas and the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating with a degree in journalism in 1982, Steve went to work for the San Antonio Light, covering the arts. When the Light closed, he found work in Olympia, Wash. as a features editor and endured the soggy weather for two years before getting homesick and returning to Texas. Steve's been with the Express-News for 15 years, first as an editor in the features section, the last 10 or so covering books, the visual arts and most recently architecture and design.