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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Supreme Court justices have decided that new emissions standards for coal-fired power plants will remain in effect while the Environmental Protection Agency fixes language within the original order.   

Office of the Governor

One of the biggest concerns among gulf-state governors, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, is how to help local communities fund the expensive method of mosquito-control to help prevent the spread of the Zika virus this summer. 

One of Abbott’s biggest concerns this summer is determining how much it will cost local cities and counties to begin a large-scale mosquito abatement program and whether federal funds will be available. 


Texas Parks And Wildlife

Texas Parks and Wildlife officials hope upcoming episodes of Lone Star Law airing on Animal Planet will showcase the job of Texas game wardens and the diversity of those behind the badge. 

It’s only the second show of Season One of Lone Star Law and already outdoor enthusiasts are hooked. Animal Planet asked state officials with Texas Parks and Wildlife in 2015 if they had any game wardens that wouldn’t mind being filmed while on operations that ranged from flood rescues to large-scale poaching investigations.

SEIU Walk a Day in My Shoes 2008 / Wikimedia Commons

Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee, becoming the first female to head a major party ticket in U.S. history.  But just being a “woman” isn’t what some Texas women are looking for.  Some are vowing to feel the “Bern” for Clinton’s opponent Bernie Sanders until he no longer does.

Allison Shelley / The Texas Tribune

A federal civil rights lawsuit brought against the University of Texas admissions policy will be resolved by the U.S Supreme Court this month.  And  it could mean whether colleges and universities can use a person’s race as a component of their admissions policy.

The case was first filed in 2008 after Abigail Fisher alleged she was disqualified from admission at UT-Austin because she is white.  As part of the university admission’s policy, race can benefit consideration.