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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Ryan Poppe

Members of a Texas Senate committee reviewed some of Gov. Greg Abbott’s school safety ideas, and  discovered there might not be a perfect solution to securing a school building.


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Senate lawmakers are ready to begin unpacking some of the school safety recommendations released by the governor’s office after the Santa Fe school shooting.


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One of Gov. Greg Abbott’s initiatives for reducing school shootings and promoting gun safety taps into an unlikely source: the gun industry. The governor’s office has provided a $1 million grant to a Newtown, Connecticut-based advocacy group to promote their gun storage education program throughout Texas.


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Many rural groundwater conservation boards are considering or have already decided to export some of their water to nearby urban centers. Farmers are concerned the state is developing a Robin Hood system for its water needs, one where landowners lose.

 


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Hundreds of millions of dollars in Texas agricultural products could be at stake if the U.S. enters into a trade war with China. But Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said China’s threat of increased tariffs will ultimately benefit Texas farmers.


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