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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Wimberley Library


The Memorial Day flood in Wimberley was one of the most talked about disasters of 2015, and it remains a day that the community doesn't want to forget.  Members of the Wimberley City Library are putting the finishing touches on a book that is an oral history of those who lived through the flood and remained behind to pick up the pieces. 

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Republican Joe Straus of San Antonio will have to fend off two Tea Party opponents this election season to win the GOP nomination for his Texas House seat, but that may make it tougher than usual for Straus to avoid a runoff election.

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CBD oil is a component of the marijuana plant the Legislature approved this year for use in patients with severe intractable epilepsy.  The disease can produce up to a dozen seizures a day.  Late Thursday, the Texas Public Safety Commission approved new rules that say who can grow the plant and how it’s distributed. 



Heather Fazio is the executive director for Marijuana Policy Project.



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State lawmakers will receive an update this Tuesday on how Gov. Greg Abbott’s directive concerning Syrian refugees is being implemented and whether resettlement groups are complying.  

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The former assistant John Jay football coach who ordered his players to blind side a referee during a game with Marble Falls pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge as per a plea agreement with the Burnet County Attorney's office.