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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There is anxious anticipation in the immigrant community that President Donald Trump may soon repeal DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy – and anger over the possible loss of DACA is being felt in the streets.

"Get out of the street!," shouted a San Antonio Police Bike Patrol Officer to a group of about 100 protesters who carried signs and banners in support of the nation's immigrants.

There were some tense minutes as immigrant rights activists and San Antonio Police bike patrol officers faced off Friday afternoon.

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As Harvey recedes in parts of Texas, affected homeowners are grappling with how to recover from the damages. 

As coastal Texans flee the flood waters of what was once Hurricane Harvey, some evacuees being treated for opioid addiction are caught in a storm of red tape.

 

There isn’t much to do to pass the time at the San Antonio emergency shelter for Harvey evacuees, except to wait. The Red Cross and others are using an empty Southside school building to provide basic requirements for displaced coastal residents.

Bruce, not his real name, is an evacuee also dealing with an opioid addiction. 

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Many Coastal Texas residents are finally able to begin the process of assessing the damage from Tropical Storm Harvey. But even as the storm cleanup is underway, there is a new threat for the community.

Work crews were out in force chopping up and clearing out the streets of Victoria that were blocked by fallen limbs, toppled trees and snapped utility poles. These old giants were unable to stand up to Harvey's 85 mile an hour winds.

Lynda Torrey and her neighbors admire a once mighty tree that’s now sideways.

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Bexar County has the third highest rate of overdose deaths per capita in Texas behind Dallas and Harris counties and leads the state in the number of newborns suffering from drug withdrawal symptoms. 

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