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Richard Whittaker

Staff Writer

TWITTER: @YorkshireTX

The Chronicle's token Englishman, and a graduate of the universities of York, Stirling, and Texas, Richard's multitude of beats include education, the legislature, and film news. He has also been covering roller derby since 2007, the longest run for any mainstream journalist.

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Paxton Indicted on Three Felony Counts

Prosecutors confirm grand jury handed down three felony charges

News Daily, Aug. 1, 2015 9:00 PM

One in a Crowd: The Path

Pro-grappler needs medical and movie funds

Screens Daily, Aug. 1, 2015 12:34 PM

Fantastic Fest Gets Arty

First titles, plus Nicolas Winding Refn on exploitation

Screens Daily, Jul. 30, 2015 12:00 PM

Robert Kurtzman Invades Garth Manor

FX legend talks Evil Dead 2

Screens Daily, Jul. 30, 2015 9:00 AM

Perry and Paxton Fight the Law

Perry indictment down to one count; grand jury convenes in Paxton case

News Feature, Jul. 30, 2015

New Director for Austin Film

Brian Gannon will replace Gary Bond at the Austin Film Commission

News Feature, Jul. 30, 2015

AISD Trustee Passes

Robert Schneider, 13-year board incumbent, dies

News Feature, Jul. 30, 2015

Live Shots: Faith No More

Austin Music Hall, July 26

Music Review, Jul. 30, 2015

Garth Manor Brings Out the Dead

FX maestro Robert Kurtzman on the seminal Evil Dead 2

Screens Feature, Jul. 30, 2015

AISD Trustee Passes

Robert Schneider, 13-year board incumbent, dies

News Daily, Jul. 28, 2015 4:17 PM

SXSW Eco Lineup Grows

Monsanto Q&A added to growing speaker list

SXSW Daily, Jul. 28, 2015 1:51 PM

DVDanger: A Bad Case of the Sequels

Retreads, remakes, and do-overs rule the home releases

Screens Daily, Jul. 28, 2015 12:45 PM

One in a Crowd: Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove

Kickstarter appeal of new film about Austin legend

Screens Daily, Jul. 25, 2015 9:00 AM

Gettin' Hot Under the Collar

Hotter Than Hell Burlesque revs up I-35

Arts Daily, Jul. 24, 2015 6:48 PM

Pulling From TEA Report, Ratliff Argues Public Schools Better Than Charters

Ratliff gets rebuke from federal education heads for saying public schools outperform charters

News Feature, Jul. 23, 2015

Building a Better GED

After a sharp drop in test-takers, Texas requests a new test

News Feature, Jul. 23, 2015

The Wrong Kind of Rebel Rock

Why bands are lowering the Confederate battle flag

Music Daily, Jul. 22, 2015 12:30 PM

DVDanger: What We Do in the Shadows

Jemaine Clement lets the vampires talk

Screens Daily, Jul. 21, 2015 11:05 AM

One in a Crowd: That Day

Deeply personal Austin drama seeks help

Screens Daily, Jul. 18, 2015 9:00 AM

Texas-Tied GOP Candidates Race for Debate Spot

GOP primary candidates prioritize Aug. 6 debate invite

News Feature, Jul. 16, 2015

Under the Skin

Psychological thriller Felt slices into rape culture

Screens Feature, Jul. 16, 2015

DVDanger: If There Be Thorns

Dear Lifetime, we need to talk

Screens Daily, Jul. 15, 2015 12:45 PM

Mark Duplass Is a Creep

Found footage gets arty on Netflix

Screens Daily, Jul. 14, 2015 12:00 PM

One in a Crowd Triple Play

Three local projects need your crowdfunding help

Screens Daily, Jul. 12, 2015 10:00 AM

Perry's Trump Conundrum

Ex-governor gets moment in the sun, courtesy of the Donald

News Daily, Jul. 10, 2015 12:50 PM

Christopher Lee, Spies, and Werewolf Sex

The strange tale of Howling II

Screens Daily, Jul. 10, 2015 9:11 AM

Planetarium Group Still Vies for Permanent Spot

Texas Museum of Science and Technology considers Cedar Park home temporary

News Feature, Jul. 9, 2015

Paxton Mired in Legal, Ethical Charges

Facing a trio of challenges, AG Paxton goes on the offensive

News Feature, Jul. 9, 2015

School's Out, but AISD Pay Raise Talk Goes On

Debate over salary increase details carries on at AISD

News Feature, Jul. 9, 2015

Lege Session Dealt Blow to AISD Budget

AISD grapples with impact of this session's bills on its financial future

News Feature, Jul. 9, 2015

DVDanger: Maggie

Arnie goes zombie

Screens Daily, Jul. 7, 2015 10:00 AM

Drowning in Mystery on The Midnight Swim

The water calls to director Sarah Adina Smith

Screens Daily, Jul. 6, 2015 10:00 AM

Texas Republicans, Defiant as Always

Why the GOP isn't listening to you: They don't have to

News Daily, Jul. 5, 2015 9:00 AM

One in a Crowd: Devil's Horse

Louisiana myth from a UT film student seeks crowdfunding

Screens Daily, Jul. 4, 2015 9:58 AM

Texas AG Faces Ethics Complaint

Maxey attacks Paxton over marriage equality opinion

News Daily, Jul. 3, 2015 1:35 PM

DVDanger: Horror Roundup

The best and the rest of the month's home releases

Screens Daily, Jul. 3, 2015 11:56 AM

Cemetery Master Plan Inches Closer to Life

Boards & commissions pass graveyard draft

News Feature, Jul. 2, 2015

Her Body, Her Choice

Cheryl Morris plans to donate her body for display after death

News Feature, Jul. 2, 2015

An Ungentrified Man

David Gordon Green wraps up his Texas trilogy with Manglehorn

Screens Feature, Jul. 2, 2015

Republicans Versus "Government Marriage"

Ambitious GOPer calls for marriage-ending special session

News Daily, Jun. 29, 2015 4:45 PM

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