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Richard Whittaker

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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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Craddick Foes Prefer Secret Ballot in Speaker's Race

House members try to outsmart Craddick in laying ground rules for choosing a speaker

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2008

Texas House: Balance of Power Hangs in the Balance

There's a 50-50 chance of seeing a 75-75 split in the House

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2008

Mack Attack

Last (or at least largest) words on BCS controversy written in the sky

Sports Daily, Dec. 4, 2008 11:01 PM

Governor KBH?

Texas senator sets up exploratory committee for 2010 elections

News Daily, Dec. 4, 2008 5:50 PM

Credit on Tap

Local water utility improves bond status

News Daily, Dec. 4, 2008 4:54 PM

Combs on Waste-Cutting

Comptroller says, take care of the pennies, and the multi-billion dollar budget takes care of itself

News Daily, Dec. 3, 2008 10:40 AM

Hopson Holds On

Jacksonville House Dem increases margin slightly in recount

News Daily, Dec. 2, 2008 5:31 PM

UPDATE Ghost of a Chad

Recounts and court cases proceeding in last two House races

News Daily, Dec. 2, 2008 2:30 PM

AISD Finance Chief Heads to Dallas

Larry Throm jumps out of the frying pan and into the fire

News Feature, Nov. 28, 2008

School Boundaries: Please All, Please None

Another map emerges in building enrollment for new middle school

News Feature, Nov. 28, 2008

The Four-Day Weekend

Road and agency closures for Thanksgiving

News Daily, Nov. 26, 2008 10:14 PM

The All-New All Scar Army

Lonestar Rollergirls announce all-star lineup, 2009 schedule

Sports Daily, Nov. 26, 2008 10:20 AM

Larry Goes to Dallas

AISD CFO Larry Throm takes on the challenge of fixing broken ISD

News Daily, Nov. 21, 2008 2:02 PM

Solid Waste: Who's Driving the Train?

City staff's landfill-expansion decision has violated – at least in the spirit – a resolution passed by council. Now everybody wants to know why.

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2008

Who Wants to Be 'Anybody but Craddick'?

A front-runner has yet to emerge to defeat Craddick

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2008

An End to TYC's Problems ... and to TYC?

The Sunset Advisory Commission recommends drastic action to remedy the problems plaguing the Texas Youth Commission: dissolve the agency

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2008

Jim Mattox Dies, Age 65

Former Democratic congressman and attorney general passes on last night: Tributes begin

News Daily, Nov. 20, 2008 2:16 PM

Honey on the Track

Honey Homicide of the Lonestar Rollergirls talks tactics and ligaments

Sports Daily, Nov. 20, 2008 10:35 AM

Merritt Calls for Speaker Summit

Is Longview rep trying to prove his speaker credentials by deed, not word?

News Daily, Nov. 19, 2008 1:58 PM

High-End Shopping in a War Zone

Stop-lossed Austin soldier's latest video shows the other way contractors make money out of troops in Iraq

News Daily, Nov. 19, 2008 12:06 PM

Election, Part Two

Perry calls run-off election after special election in SD-17

News Daily, Nov. 18, 2008 4:48 PM

Krusee in the Clear

DWI charges against former Wilco state rep dropped

News Daily, Nov. 17, 2008 3:16 PM

Cold Time in Portland

Texecutioners fourth in the nation but still best in the West

Sports Daily, Nov. 16, 2008 10:53 PM

Senators Weigh in on Sunsetting TYC

Whitmire backs closing agency, Hinojosa wants more time

News Daily, Nov. 14, 2008 3:30 PM

Election Wrap: Building a New House?

Texas Dems see a bright light at the end of a long, dark tunnel

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2008

Libertarians Can't Lose for Losing

Despite losses, Libertarians won big this election

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2008

Let the Race Begin

The House speaker candidates are off and running

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2008

Proposed Southwest School Boundaries Spark Concerns

Parents fear a new middle school in Southwest Austin will fracture a community

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2008

Galveston Hit Again

UT Board of Regents announces 3,800 lay-offs at UTMB

News Daily, Nov. 13, 2008 1:58 PM

Sunset for TYC?

Staff recommend replacing youth prisons and probation services with single agency, citing systemic failures in both

News Daily, Nov. 12, 2008 5:26 PM

A Changing of the Guard?

Austin politics loses two more perennials

News Daily, Nov. 12, 2008 11:56 AM

Publishing van de Putte

San Antonio's state senator, now in bookstores.

News Daily, Nov. 11, 2008 6:31 PM

A House Undecided

Dallas County Dem demands recount in HD-105

News Daily, Nov. 11, 2008 4:46 PM

Buses Back on Schedule Monday

Latest release from Capmetro confirms limited service continues over weekend

News Daily, Nov. 8, 2008 10:22 AM

Bus Strike Nearly Over?

Contractor, union reach tentative deal: Members to vote

News Daily, Nov. 7, 2008 9:51 PM

Buses Run to the Game

Capmetro announces service for first weekend of strike

News Daily, Nov. 7, 2008 8:49 PM

Halloween in November

House of Torment reopens for extra frights

Design Daily, Nov. 7, 2008 3:43 PM

Texas House: GOP Hangs On to a Whisker-Thin Majority

Dems come oh so close to rocking the House

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2008

Craddick's Grip Goosed

Who'll be the next House speaker?

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2008

Ben Wizner on Taking On the CIA

The ACLU lawyer was in town recently at a screening of Secrecy

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2008

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