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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David Martin Davies

There continues to be tension between the City of San Antonio and the community of non-profits that strive to serve the homeless and hungry in the city.

Last night was a Tuesday Night and that means if you want to find Chef Joan Cheever and her non-profit Chow Train head over to Maverick Park.

Tonight on the menu:

“Chicken gumbo and sausage over rice with grilled okra – green beans with hollandaise sauce – a garden salad with roasted corn, goat cheese and beautiful tomatoes from the farmer’s market and ice cold watermelon,” Cheever said.

David Martin Davies

There are 12 monuments, plaques and other markers to the Confederacy on the grounds of the state capitol. They tell a carefully crafted story of an honorable and brave South that fought for freedom and independence from a dominating Federal Government. It’s a story that is reflected in modern day political philosophies in Texas and across the South and according to actual historians, it’s a story that is completely wrong.

David Martin Davies

Texas has seceded twice in its history. The attempt during the Civil War didn’t go well but one could say breaking away from Mexico did. And there are those who would like to try secession again from the United States.  The Texas Nationalist Movement says they are building momentum and voters could soon have their say about Texas independence.

David Martin Davies

As the nation is reexamining how to best remember the Confederacy and find more appropriate locations for its monuments and icons, the Bexar County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to remove two Confederate markers from county property.

In front of the Bexar County Courthouse and in the shadow of the San Fernando Cathedral’s bell tower was where a 1936 historic marker was seated. It read “Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway – Dedicated to the soldiers of the Confederacy.”

David Martin Davies

A downtown San Antonio monument to the war dead of the Confederacy is being targeted for removal.

The monument in Travis Park is inscribed “Lest We Forget Our Confederate Dead” and atop the 40 foot tall square granite shaft is a Confederate private – facing south and pointing upward towards heaven.

It was unveiled with great pomp on Saturday April 22 1898. But on this Saturday former San Antonio City Council member Mario Salas said it is time to remove the tribute to the southern rebellion.

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