Ryan Poppe

News Reporter - Capitol

Ryan started his radio career in 2002 working for Austin’s News Radio KLBJ-AM as a show producer for the station's organic gardening shows. This slowly evolved into a role as the morning show producer and later as the group’s executive producer.

Eventually converting into an on-air reporter, Ryan has covered topics ranging from crime to the political process at the state capitol.

Ryan and his wife Mary own a home in Leander. He enjoys spending time at many of areas parks and outdoor spots with his son Luke and listening to live music at some of Austin jazz and reggae hotspots.  

Ryan is the cook in the family and it is understood that the kitchen is his territory. His favorite menu items range from Jamaican to North African fare to modern Thai-cuisine.

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The Texas House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock received updates on the lingering agricultural and ecological impact of Hurricane Harvey, and heard about possible changes to the Texas agricultural industry.

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Gov. Greg Abbott has agreed to debate Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez in September, but what about other Republicans holding statewide offices?


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A San Antonio lawmaker is asking that a federal judge in California appoint someone to oversee the reunification of migrant children with their families, who were separated under the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy.


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A panel of judges at U.S. 5th Circuit Court in New Orleans is set to hear arguments against the state’s 2015 campus carry gun law. Attorneys representing three University of Texas at Austin professors will make their case before the court on Wednesday.

 

 


A San Antonio Republican lawmaker believes the Texas Legislature should be as intensely focused on preventing another school shooting as they are on securing the Texas-Mexico border with state resources and funding.

State Rep. Lyle Larson wants to see at least one trained police officer assigned to every school campus throughout the state of Texas.
 
“It is imperative that someone at the school, both from a situational and tactical perspective, will keep them from continuing to kill people within that school,” Larson said.

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