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David Martin Davies

Host, "The Source," "Texas Matters"

David Martin Davies is  a veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience covering Texas, the border and Mexico. 

Davies is the host of "The Source," an 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. In 2019 Davies was honored with a National Edward R. MurrowAward for his radio documentary exposing human sex trafficking. Davies was also awarded in 2019 by the Public Radio News Directors Inc. for best talk show. Davies was named the 2008 Texas Radio Journalist of the Year by the Houston Press Club. In 2019  he was recognized with a 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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America's Health Rankings 30th annual report was released this week. It reveals that Texas is facing challenges related to the health of individuals and communities across the state.

Sen. John Cornyn (left) and Congressman Lloyd Doggett disagree with each other on moving forward with the impeachment of President Trump.

Saying she had “no choice but to act” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she wanted House committee chairs to proceed with articles of impeachment.

Wendy Davis filed to run for Congress on Wednesday.
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Former Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis filed to run for Congress on Wednesday. She seeks the Democratic nomination for the 21st congressional district of Texas, which covers the Hill Country and reaches into the San Antonio and Austin areas. 

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A crowd of families wait at a shelter in Nuevo Laredo.
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The Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, has so far forced more than 57,000 migrants to wait in Mexico while their immigration cases wind through U.S. immigration court.

GOP Party Chair James Dickey (left) and Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa (right).
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In past elections, Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa remembers how hard it was to find candidates who wanted to run for office. 

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The long-running, contentious debate over sex education in Texas schools will rage on in 2020 as the State Board of Education revisits standards for the first time since 1994.

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The 2020 Election Season began on Nov. 9 in Texas with the opening of the candidate filing window. The incumbents and hopeful giant slayers have until Dec. 9 to claim their spot on a primary ballot. It’s also the last day for independent candidates to file their declaration of intent to run.

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Rodney Reed is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, Nov. 20. This Texas death row case is attracting a lot of attention from celebrities and lawmakers from both parties. They are calling for a halt to the execution to test DNA and other evidence that could possibly exonerate Reed. 

Death Row inmate Rodney Reed waves to his family in the Bastrop County District Court Friday October 13. 2017. The defense asked the Judge Doug Shaver to reconsider testimony from his murder trial in the slaying of Stacey Stites.

The Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas has granted death row inmate Rodney Reed a stay, meaning he will not be executed on Wednesday, Nov. 20 as previously scheduled.