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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Sid Miller Campaign | Trey Blocker campaign

Incumbent Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has been locked into a heated — and sometimes nasty — primary battle with Austin lobbyist Trey Blocker. The two Republicans Tuesday night sat down to publicly hash out their differences at a debate in East Texas.


Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia

According to a political expert, something odd happened in the Twitter-verse Tuesday: A member of the Trump family endorsed a member of the Bush family. Donald Trump Jr. tweeted support for Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s re-election bid.

Ryan Poppe

Gov. Greg Abbott’s campaign to register mail-in ballot applications for seniors ahead of the deadline is creating costly headaches for many county election officials.  


Ryan Poppe

There are 18 Republican candidates running in an open Congressional District 21 primary. Sixteen of those 18 candidates met on Thursday night and tried to stand out from the crowd at a forum at the Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Game Ranch, south of Austin.


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One of the fiercest competitions in the upcoming March primary in Texas is for an office a lot of people never really think about: Texas Land Commissioner.

George P. Bush is the incumbent — one of those Bushes trying to fend off three Republican challengers, including Jerry Patterson, who used to be the land commissioner. Patterson took a lot of people by surprise when he launched his campaign to take back the office he left three years ago.


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