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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New regulations by the Texas Parks and Wildlife put deer breeders in one of three categories based on whether or not any of their penned deer had been exposed to other deer that had been diagnosed with CWD at the Texas Mountain Ranch near Hondo.  

  Those sets of categories determined if a deer breeder could sell the animal and caused some confusion among buyers at the auction.   Auctioneer Vance Runnels --


Austin mother, Katie Graham, is more than willing to invite someone into her home to talk about one of the most important health issues in her family.

For the past 3 ½ years she has spent sleepless nights caring for her son Elliot, who was diagnosed with intractable epilepsy at the age of two.

“His seizures look like jerking clusters essentially, and he has those clusters anywhere between six to eight times a day, every day.  He recently developed a new seizure type that actually just knocks him out. Afterwards, he ends up sleeping for an hour,” Graham said.

Ryan E. Poppe

The Republican race to replace veteran Sen. Troy Fraser is in full swing with the list of candidates getting longer and becoming more lively this week. Gun rights activist CJ Grisham announced his candidacy on Wednesday and says he decided to run after witnessing the squabbles within the Republican super-majority in the Legislature.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife commission has approved a set of rules for the state’s deer industry.  The agency says it aims to better track incidents of Chronic Wasting Disease among captive deer herds and release more deer breeders from the state’s ban on the sale of deer.


For years the G.J. Sutton building has housed hundreds of state employees.   The 100-year old building is a massive complex that is one of the first structures to greet visitors entering San Antonio’s Eastside community.   In the last few years the building has fallen into disrepair and a colony of bats have moved in.