Dave Davies, Texas Public Radio

News Director, Texas Public Radio

Dave Davies, Texas Public Radio’s news director, is a veteran journalist with over 20 years experience covering Texas, the border and Mexico.  In 2008, he won three regional Murrow Awards for stories that aired on Texas Matters.  He was named the 2007 Radio Journalist of the Year by the Houston Press Club and was awarded a 2007 Lone Star Award for his feature reporting.  Davies was also recognized by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters for his coverage of the U.S.-Mexico border.  Davies has filed radio reports for NPR's Morning Edition, APM's Marketplace and BBC's The World.  He is also a weekly columnist for the San Antonio Express-News.

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What was expected to be a routine vote on a state proposition to extend a low interest student loan program may have run into a political buzz-saw called the Texas Tea Party.

On November 8, Texans will be asked to vote on ten ballot propositions. Proposition 3 would allow the state to issue up to $1.86 billion in bonds to finance student loans.