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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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Welcome to Austin, Soundcheck

Council approves sound company sublease at Austin Studios

News Daily, Aug. 27, 2009 6:30 PM

Put the D%$n Phone Down

As council considers driving while texting ban, the Welsh send a bloody warning.

News Daily, Aug. 27, 2009 12:28 PM

Schieffer's House

Ranking Texas Democratic Reps come out for gubernatorial candidate

News Daily, Aug. 26, 2009 5:11 PM

Gilbert for Gov?

Smith County Rancher announces for Democrat nomination

News Daily, Aug. 26, 2009 2:16 PM

Pearce Repurposed: But For How Long?

Commissioner Scott decides not to remove the axe from East Austin school

News Daily, Aug. 25, 2009 5:55 PM

AISD: Cash for the Future

Board approves 2008-9 budget in fractious meeting

News Daily, Aug. 25, 2009 4:00 PM

Legelines: Primary Scamper

Who's challenging who around the House and Senate?

News Daily, Aug. 24, 2009 4:52 PM

Insulting the World

Anti-health reform groups put their foot in mouth on the international stage

News Daily, Aug. 21, 2009 2:35 PM

Reinforce the Stripper Pole!

The Hammer gets disco fever

News Daily, Aug. 17, 2009 10:14 AM

Watson for State Senate

Travis County Senator strikes himself off gubernatorial candidate list

News Daily, Aug. 14, 2009 1:23 PM

AISD Braces for Challenging School Year

After rocky start, district tries to smooth out bumps

News Feature, Aug. 14, 2009

Here We Go Again

Does Austin need a cancer survivors plaza?

News Feature, Aug. 14, 2009

Armed for Court-Martial Combat

One court-martial down, another one on the way

News Feature, Aug. 14, 2009

TXRG Still Number One

Texas heads up South-Central rankings heading in to flat track Roller Derby regional tourney

Sports Daily, Aug. 12, 2009 4:10 PM

Legelines Returns

Bond bonanza, Patrick rules nothing out, and Watson tells us to take a break

News Daily, Aug. 12, 2009 11:55 AM

The Other Cambridge

Healthcare reform opponents show weak grasp of geography when they drag Stephen Hawking into the debate

News Daily, Aug. 11, 2009 9:59 AM

Hotrod Two Times

Hotrod Honeys repeat their title run in TXRG championship

Sports Daily, Aug. 7, 2009 4:08 PM

A Plan and the Man With Its Fate in His Hands

The repurposing of Pearce Middle School

News Feature, Aug. 7, 2009

The Proposal

Anatomy of a repurposing plan

News Feature, Aug. 7, 2009

AISD Accountability Ratings

Some make the grade; some don't

News Feature, Aug. 7, 2009

AISD Budget: Holding the Line

Funding the new school year

News Feature, Aug. 7, 2009

Sotomayor Confirmed

NY Judge passes senate confirmation 68-31

News Daily, Aug. 6, 2009 4:57 PM

Texas Rollergirls Retirements

Video: As the 2009 season ends, some familiar faces say farewell to the flat track

Sports Daily, Aug. 6, 2009 10:06 AM

The Fog of Repurposing

AISD board president fits saving Pearce Middle School into the bigger district plan

News Daily, Aug. 5, 2009 1:29 PM

Pearce To Reopen

Education Commissioner Scott approves repurposing plan for middle school

News Daily, Aug. 4, 2009 7:10 PM

Pearce Plan Approved

AISD Trustees pass repurposing unanimously: Now it's up to TEA

News Daily, Aug. 3, 2009 9:29 PM

Flat-Track Finale

Hotrod Honeys look to hold on to their championship in the Texas Rollergirls season closer

Sports Daily, Aug. 1, 2009 8:00 PM

A Plan for Pearce

AISD release new Pearce repurposing proposal ahead of Monday's board meeting

News Daily, Jul. 31, 2009 5:30 PM

AISD Scores Improve For Some

District gets academically acceptable status in latest state accountability scores

News Daily, Jul. 31, 2009 2:45 PM

(Re)Birth of a Meme

The "Perry Gay" story goes national, stays groundless, but gains traction

News Daily, Jul. 31, 2009 11:42 AM

AISD: Holes Plugged ... Temporarily

The 2009 AISD budget balances the books, but the financial future's not bright

News Feature, Jul. 31, 2009

A Plan to Plan for a Zero-Waste City

Leadership will determine the success of long-range strategy

News Feature, Jul. 31, 2009

Milk and King Get Top Bling

Obama names LGBT trailblazers among list of "agents of change" receiving Medal of Freedom.

The Gay Place Daily, Jul. 30, 2009 3:24 PM

Pearce Vote Monday

AISD confirms repurposing meeting to take place Aug. 3

News Daily, Jul. 29, 2009 11:45 PM

Hot Wheels

Cherry Bombs continue their undefeated streak on the banked track

Sports Daily, Jul. 29, 2009 2:40 PM

KBH Says N-O on Sotomayor

First Cornyn, now Hutchison come down against Supreme Court nominee

News Daily, Jul. 29, 2009 11:30 AM

Pearce Progress Report

AISD to present the new repurposing proposal "by the end of the week"

News Daily, Jul. 28, 2009 5:20 PM

Where's the Other $66 Million?

Congressman Doggett savages Texas budget for misusing stimulus dollars meant for schools

News Daily, Jul. 28, 2009 9:00 AM

Carstarphen's New Chiefs

AISD superintendent picks new CFO, chief schools officer and elementary leader

News Daily, Jul. 27, 2009 3:11 PM

Cherry Bombing Tonight

Lonestar rollergirls move to the final stages of the 2009 season

Sports Daily, Jul. 26, 2009 3:48 PM

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