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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Texas joined the Confederacy on March 2, 1861.  About 70,000 men from Texas then joined the rebellious fight to preserve slavery. The women who stayed behind also did their part for the lost southern cause. 

Just west of downtown San Antonio, the Bexar County jail looms like a fortress. It's a seven-story building of stained concrete floors, white cinder block walls and brown heavy steel doors that shut and lock with a certainty. It’s an unforgiving place, but it needs to be. It’s built to hold not-nice people against their will.


In a turn-about San Antonio Water System CEO Robert​ Puente said the water utility would take over the construction of the Vista Ridge Water Pipeline if Garney was unable to meet certain deadlines.

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Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, crushed by an earthquake six years ago and now hammered by a monster hurricane

When the topic of Haiti comes up - with the disasters, the poverty, the politics and disease - people just tune out. It's overwhelming. They feel like they've heard it all before.

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They say don't do the crime if you can't do the time, but people break the law every day and think nothing of it - not just burglars, stick-up men and drug dealers, but white-collar criminals that do insider trading, price fixing, Ponzi schemes, dirty stock, bond deals and more. 

But somehow we see white-collar crime as not being so bad when compared to other street crimes, even though they can steal so much more money, destroy lives and industries, and maybe even wreck the economy.