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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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Democrat Joseph Kopser, left, and Republican Chip Roy
Contributed Photos / Kopser Campaign/Roy Campaign

The race to replace long-standing Texas Congressman Lamar Smith is heating up between Republican Chip Roy and his Democratic rival Joseph Kopser. They faced off in a debate on Wednesday at Pearl Studios, hosted by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.

Political experts and Texas economists agree that the chance for a trade deal with Mexico and the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement both seem dim, despite President Trump’s enthusiasm.  



Ryan E. Poppe / TPR

Political experts predict Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s decision to debate immigration issues with Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera instead of his Democratic rival will actually benefit Patrick’s re-election bid.

State Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine
Ryan Loyd / Texas Public Radio

Pete Gallego, a Democratic candidate for Texas Senate District 19, faces a new challenge to his candidacy — and this one involves the FBI.

July 2016
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A Texas Democrat is calling on his congressional colleagues to investigate President Trump over possible violations of federal election law.