David Martin Davies

Host, "The Source," "Texas Matters"

David Martin Davies is  a veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering Texas, the border and Mexico. 

Davies is the host of "The Source," am hour-long live call-in news program that airs on KSTX at noon Monday through Thursday. Since 1999 he was been the host and producer of "Texas Matters," a weekly radio news magazine and podcast 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 other publications.

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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How did the family name of a founding father of Texas become synonymous with an independent-minded person?

Find out on this episode of "Texas Matters."

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Three months after the Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the Texas Coastal Bend is still far from back to normal. The Category 4 storm delivered winds of 130 miles-per-hour that battered Aransas County communities, and many residents there are still without housing.

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Forty years ago this week, the often overlooked 1977 National Women's Conference started with a torch relay starting at Seneca Falls, New York – where the First Women's Rights Convention was held in 1848 –and ended in Houston.  

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Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast on Aug. 25 and became the state’s most costly storm on record, causing almost $200 billion in damage. Houston bore the brunt of it and has received the most attention. But many frustrated residents of Aransas County say more help is needed.

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This week on Texas Matters:

  • How a city's effort to criminalize homelessness can perpetuate the problem for people living on the streets (0:30).
  • The mayor of Port Aransas testifies about how Hurricane Harvey left his city in ruins and how they need help (6:48).
  •  The Texas National Guard is scooping up cell phone calls and data without warrants or oversight (14:55).
  • Guest commentator Yvette Benavides talks about the problem of sexual harassment in plain sight (23:04).