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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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Sandy Carson Was There

Fund a unique photo op of ATX’s live music capital

Music Daily, Feb. 17, 2017 11:30 AM

Cruz or Cornyn vs. Castro or O’Rourke?

Texas' next race for the Senate is shaping up already

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2017

Building a Better School District

A bit of school consolidation in the works?

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2017


Superintendent Paul Cruz wants AISD to know ICE is watching

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2017

Lege Lines: Left in the Dark

Who knew about the ICE raids this weekend? Not your state reps.

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2017

DVDanger: Let's Get Weird

Getting stranger with Kino Lorber, plus slime mold!

Screens Daily, Feb. 14, 2017 12:40 PM

John Wick vs. John Wick

John Wick: Chapter 2 director Chad Stahelski on the flawed hero

Screens Daily, Feb. 10, 2017 9:00 AM

Straus Announces House Committees

Lots of seats but no chair positions for reps in Travis County

News Daily, Feb. 9, 2017 3:40 PM

Rackspace Backs Out of ACC Deal

Remember to lock down a lease

News Feature, Feb. 9, 2017

Confusion, Misery, Worry: The Immigration Ban in Texas

Refugee Services, SARA Organization attempt to keep their wits amidst chaos

News Feature, Feb. 9, 2017

Lege Lines: A New Path for State House Dems

The promise of new Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner

News Feature, Feb. 9, 2017

Bill of the Week: Lawmaking While Driving

Does anybody actually think texting and driving is a good idea?

News Feature, Feb. 9, 2017

SXSW Unleashes the Midnighters

Mayhem, 68 Kill, plus Behind the Mask retrospective

SXSW Daily, Feb. 7, 2017 1:10 PM

SXSW Adds Speakers, Films

Buzz Aldrin, Kesha, Cory Booker, Cecile Richards, and more

SXSW Daily, Feb. 7, 2017 1:00 PM

DVDanger: Death Race 2050

Plus jungle Sacrifice! and street punk Parasites

Screens Daily, Feb. 4, 2017 9:00 AM

ATX Television Festival Gets an Alias

Plus Parks and Recreation special screening

Screens Daily, Feb. 3, 2017 2:25 PM


Car2Go to offer short-term Mercedes rentals

News Feature, Feb. 2, 2017

New Dem Caucus Leader

Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, is best known for almost saving Wendy Davis' campaign

News Feature, Feb. 2, 2017

Abbott Touts Less Spending and More Tax Cuts

The governor releases his draft budget

News Feature, Feb. 2, 2017

SXSW Announces Film Lineup

Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, Ben Wheatley's Free Fire, and more

SXSW Daily, Jan. 31, 2017 2:00 PM

Nicolas Cage Takes Over the Alamo

Watch the mega-acting star perform Edgar Allan Poe

Screens Daily, Jan. 31, 2017 8:00 AM

Lege Lines: State Level Bullying Reaches New Plateau

Local reps’ mission this session? Keep the state GOP away from Austin.

News Feature, Jan. 26, 2017

The Future Is in Flux for the Texas Film Incentive Program

Texas loses productions to states with bigger and better incentive programs

Screens Feature, Jan. 26, 2017

DVDanger: Arrow to the Brain

Three titles from the American Genre Film Archive's new partner

Screens Daily, Jan. 22, 2017 3:00 PM

Film Flam: Neon, Blue Starlite, and Kiss

Movie news, Tim League, and Gene Simmons (not dueting, sadly)

Screens Daily, Jan. 20, 2017 11:30 AM

Dawnna Dukes Indicted

State rep faces 15 counts relating to abuse of office

News Feature, Jan. 19, 2017

Owen Egerton Gets Spooked Writing The Axe Murders of Villisca

Austin author on his new haunted house movie

Screens Feature, Jan. 19, 2017

American Genre Film Archive Expands

Local film preservationists add Severin, Arrow, Vinegar Syndrome

Screens Daily, Jan. 18, 2017 12:30 PM

Dawnna Dukes Indicted

State rep faces 15 counts relating to abuse of office

News Daily, Jan. 18, 2017 11:30 AM

Another Failing Grade

When the school's grading system itself gets an "F"

News Feature, Jan. 12, 2017

Lege Lines: Off the Rails Already

Lege opens with sparring chambers, questions about Dukes' future

News Feature, Jan. 12, 2017

Vela to Waffling Dukes: Go Now

Updated: Dukes confirms she will be on the floor today

News Daily, Jan. 9, 2017 12:31 PM

DVDanger: Not Very Martial, Very Little Art

Restored karate flop Death Machines, plus Chan's Amnesia

Screens Daily, Jan. 7, 2017 10:00 AM

The Return of the Lege

State’s 85th Legislature already a battle of House and Senate

News Feature, Jan. 5, 2017

We Learned It by Watching Movies

A film primer for the best in wicked entertainment

Screens Feature, Jan. 5, 2017

Top 10 Festival Films You Haven't Seen Yet

Last year's unseen genre gems to add to your must-see list

Screens Daily, Jan. 1, 2017 8:00 AM

Top 10 Horror Films of 2016

Ghosts, ghouls, zombies, and ... turkey basters?

Screens Daily, Dec. 31, 2016 8:00 AM

DVDanger: Horror for the Holidays Part II

New chillers and shockers to get you through the season

Screens Daily, Dec. 30, 2016 8:00 PM

Top 10 Education Stories

Reading, writing, arithmetic ... well, that's three!

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Top 10 Election Stories

Vote your conscience

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

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