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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Bexar County Sheriff's Office

Following a court order from the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he will begin receiving complaints and begin the process of prosecuting local law enforcement officials who violate the State’s sanctuary cities ban.  But how this will affect immigration detainer policies at the Bexar County jail.

SB4 also known as the sanctuary cities law authorizes the Attorney General to pursue civil penalties against, or remove from office, local officials who do not enforce federal immigration laws and detainers.

Joey Palacios / TPR

Plaintiffs’ attorneys challenging the constitutionality of SB 4, the State’s sanctuary cities ban, say the recent court ruling does very little to change how immigration inquires and detainer requests are being handled by local police and sheriffs.  

A panel of judges at the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld portions of San Antonio US District Judge Orlando Garcia’s injunction, while allowing other sections of the law to exist, but in a limited capacity.  

Ryan E. Poppe

A state district judge sides with Texas wildlife officials in their efforts to limit the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease within the State’s deer population.  

In 2015, Deer breeders Ken Bailey and Brad Peterson sued the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, seeking to change a century old statute in the state’s constitution that says all deer in Texas are considered public property.

Ryan E. Poppe

Speaker Joe Straus remains confident he will retain his current leadership role in the Texas House despite ongoing efforts to unseat the five-term Speaker, including from some of his closest allies who announced they will be running against him in 2019.   

Speaking at this weekend’s Texas Tribune Festival, Straus told the crowd that he wouldn’t be running for reelection in his San Antonio-area home district if he wasn’t confident he also had a shot at retaining his current role as Speaker of the Texas House in 2019.

Ryan E. Poppe

Republican caucus chairs in Texas have concerns about allowing Speaker Joe Straus to continue leading the House of Representatives.