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Ryan Poppe


Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Ryan:

Justice Department Includes White Nationalist Blog In Newsletter For Immigration Judges

Members of the federal immigration judges union are demanding the U.S. Justice Department provide judges with enhanced security and an apology after a → Read More

If Approved, New Texas Test Will Determine Marijuana Is Illegal With 1% THC Levels

For the last two months, dozens of county and district attorneys in Texas have not prosecuted low-level marijuana crimes. That’s because they lack a → Read More

Here's What Texas Dems Are Saying About O'Rourke And Castro After The July Debates

Texas Democrats gathered in San Antonio on Tuesday and Wednesday nights to watch fellow Texans participate in both presidential primary debates.The Alamo → Read More

Missing Adults Are Included In Texas' New CLEAR Alert System

Texas is expanding its statewide missing person alert system to now include adults. The new alert system was prompted by the death of Cayley Mandadi, a 19 → Read More

Missing Adults Are Included In Texas' New CLEAR Alert System

Texas is expanding its statewide missing person alert system to now include adults. → Read More

Can A New Test Help Texas Differentiate Hemp And Marijuana?

Last week, district attorneys in Bexar, Harris, Nueces, Fort Bend and Travis counties announced their plan to dismiss misdemeanor marijuana possession. → Read More

Castro Challenges O'Rourke, Dems On Immigration Policy

The two presidential candidates from Texas sparred over immigration at Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Miami. → Read More

People Are Trying To Donate To Detained Migrants. Border Patrol Won't Accept It

When Austin Savage heard about the migrant children who said they didn't have toothbrushes, soap or enough to eat at a nearby Border Patrol station, → Read More

How Will Julián Castro Stand Out In Crowded Democratic Primary Debate?

The first Democratic presidential candidate debate is Wednesday night in Miami. Candidates are split into two separate debates scheduled for June 26 and 27 → Read More

A New Resolution Places The Rio Grande Valley Under A Single Metropolitan Planning Organization

Until 2019, three metropolitan planning organizations, or MPOs, were responsible for the Rio Grande Valley's roadways and traffic concerns. But Gov. → Read More

Senate Committee Places Medical Marijuana Expansion One Step Closer To Becoming Law

The effort by Texas lawmakers to expand the state’s medical marijuana law is moving fast through the legislative process in order to make it to the → Read More

Texas House Advances New Bill Banning Red-Light Cameras

The legislation by Bedford Republican Jonathan Stickland bans the use of video cameras to catch drivers running a red light. → Read More

Texas House Advances Bill To Expand State's Medical Marijuana Program

The Texas House advanced a bill Monday that would expand the state’s medical marijuana program. The program, which is one of the most restrictive in the → Read More

Hemp Gets Green Light From The Texas House

Texas lawmakers overwhelmingly approved an effort to allow farmers to grow industrial hemp in the state. → Read More

Historians Deploy Science To Explore African American History In San Antonio

Researchers and students from Texas A&M University at San Antonio used ground-penetrating radar to examine a rediscovered African American cemetery. → Read More

Farmers Eager To Grow Hemp But They Need Lawmakers To Clear The Legal Ground First

The non-psychoactive component of marijuana is the latest craze in alternative medicine. Even Walgreens and CVS plan to sell CBD products. But there's one → Read More

Legislative Effort Aims To Reduce The State Penalty For Marijuana Possession

Texas leads the nation in arrests for possessing small amounts of marijuana. According to the most recent statistics available, there were 60,000 arrests → Read More

Rep. Castro Expects More Key Trump Operatives To Be Criminally Charged Following Cohen Testimony

The United States House Permanant Select-Committee on Intelligence heard closed-door testimony Thursday from President Trump’s former attorney Michael → Read More

Legislation Aims To Reduce Statewide Rape Kit Backlog

Texas lawmakers want to end a backlog of untested rape kits. A bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday aimed to help thousands of women find justice and closure → Read More

Texas A&M Professor's Research Highlights Significance Of Texas Freedom Colonies

During the years after the Civil War, communities of African Americans worked together throughout southeastern Texas to form what historians call freedom → Read More