David Martin Davies

Host, "The Source," "Texas Matters"

David Martin Davies is  a veteran journalist with over 20 years’ experience covering Texas, the border and Mexico. 

Davies is the host of "The Source," a live call-in news program that airs on KSTX at 3 pm Monday through Thursday. Since 1999 he was been the host and producer of "Texas Matters," a weekly radio news magazine that looks at the issues, events and people in the Lone Star State. 

Davies' reporting has been featured on National Public Radio, American Public Media's "Marketplace" and the BBC. He has written for "The San Antonio Light", "The San Antonio Express-News," "The Texas Observer" and others.

His reporting has been recognized with numerous awards. Davies was named the 2008 Texas Radio Journalist of the Year by the Houston Press Club. In 2015 he was recognized with two First Amendment Awards by the  Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The Association for Women in Communications San Antonio Professional Chapter honored Davies with the 2015 Edna McGaffey Media Excellence Headliner Award.

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Federal and state officials are investigating Brown County’s County Attorney Shane Britton. There are questions about Britton’s practice of accepting donations from suspects in misdemeanor criminal cases to pay their way out of being prosecuted.

If you get sick or injured in Texas – you’d best do it in the city. Texas rural health care is in crisis. In the last three years 15 rural hospitals have closed their doors and more are expected to follow suit. This leaves a highly vulnerable population without quick access to health care and emergency treatment. David Pearson is trying to find a way to reverse the trend. Pearson is the president/CEO of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals.

A new state mandate demands burials for fetal tissue is soon to take effect – but the Texas Medical Association says it’s in the dark about the requirements. State and federal officials investigate allegations of corruption and bribery where law breakers could buy their way out of jail. And rural hospitals in Texas are in trouble – there’s been an epidemic of hospital closures. And a growing number of counties in the state are without a single doctor. This is Texas Matters from Texas Public...

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Texas troubadours are part of American music lore. These Lone Star bards have been ground breakers and hit makers since the dawn of the commercial music industry. However, beyond the established music business there is a “breed apart” of the Texas singer-songwriters who put their art and craft above themselves. They are uncompromising in the creation of tunes and lyrics. The handful of artists who occupy this category would include Townes Van Zandt, Michael Martin Murphey, Guy Clark, Steve...

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When it rains, it floods in San Antonio. Is this just an act of nature, or engineering and the way the city is built out ?

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