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 from 12-1 p.m. 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 are neighborhoods in San Antonio where a high percentage of children are testing positive for lead poisoning.

Lead was eliminated from paint and gasoline decades ago, but the toxic element continues to turn up in blood tests of children. 

At the Robert B. Green pediatric clinic in downtown San Antonio, two-year old Lonnie Romo is here for his check-up. The visit includes finding out if he has lead in his blood.

Dr. Ryan Van Ramshorst asks Lonnie’s parents some routine questions.

"Does he put things in his mouth like soil or clay?"

Evidence critical to the prosecution of convicted baby murderer Genene Jones was destroyed as part of an alleged cover-up 30 years ago by the Bexar County Hospital. But a letter written by Jones from prison could be seen as a smoking gun confession in an effort to keep the killer nurse behind bars.

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“A down and out” – that’s the term police use for someone who is passed out in the street typically from too much alcohol. Each day there are dozens of these “down and outs” that San Antonio police respond to.

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California is restricting publicly funded travel to four more states because of recent laws that California leaders view as discriminatory against gay and transgender people.

All totaled, California now bans most state-funded travel to eight states – including Texas.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this month signed a law that allows child welfare providers to deny adoption because of “sincerely held religious beliefs,” a provision that critics interpreted as permitting adoption agencies to deny services to same sex married couples

How Election Day Chaos Hurts Texas Voters 

Long wait times, confusion about voter ID and questions about voter registration – these are just three of the barriers that potential voters ran into during the last November General Election.

That’s according to a new report from the Texas Civil Rights Project, a voting right advocacy group.