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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Fear continues to grow among Mexican and Canadian officials as well among a large number of South Texas businesses regarding a possible U.S. withdrawal from North American Free Trade Agreement as negotiations continue.

A federal judge in Corpus Christi has ordered the state to make sweeping changes to its foster care system. The judge’s ruling comes two years after finding the state’s system to be unconstitutional.

Joaquín Castro at DNC
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A San Antonio congressman said the current spending measure before the U.S. Senate doesn’t do enough in terms of disaster relief, immigration reform or shoring up the federal government’s Children’s Health Insurance Program.  

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Officials with the Department of Public Safety face criticism from lawmakers over the state agency’s decision to lay off 117 state troopers. But the layoffs were part of the 4 percent budget cut mandated by the Legislature.

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Governor Greg Abbott plans to take another shot at reducing property tax rates after the state legislature rejected similar plans last session.