Corny Pops Gourmet Popcorn is owned and operated by Gabriel Rangel, AKA “Pops”. Pops is a dedicated community-driven, owner, and chef. Married for 31 years to his amazing wife Janie, they’ve had two beautiful twin girls and have consistently given back and grow within their community – while creating and serving incredible food. Learn more about Pops and his story below.


A registered member of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, Pops has lived a life of community and service to those he loves and holds dear. He also served in the Air Force for the United States Military. After his time in the military, Pops was a vital employee of the United States Postal Service and retired as the Postmaster of Brady, TX.

Although Pop’s has lived a life of service to his community, he also grew up among a family of food chefs and culinary connoisseurs. From two catering businesses, a BBQ restaurant, and even a Kettle Corn Food Trailer – Pops has consistently created delicious, made-to-order food we’ve all come to know and love.


Corny Pops is a proud supporter of all San Angelo community sports. As a sports parent and proud fan of all Angelo sports – we love to give back to all the hardworking players!

That’s why we display local sports team’s jerseys on our walls and (of course) we rock the ASU colors! If you’re a player, coach, or proud parent of a local sports athlete on any sports teams in the San Angelo area – come see us!

We’d love to display a signed jersey by your team (and players get Corny Pop’s treats at a discount!)