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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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It Came From the Back Yard

House of Torment's yearlong scare tactics pay off in Halloween screams

Features Feature, Oct. 3, 2008

Tickling Voters' Fancies

Want that little something extra with your voter registration card? Got to Burlesque the Vote.

News Feature, Oct. 3, 2008

Get Well Soon, Pat!

School superintendent Forgione undergoes emergency appendectomy.

News Daily, Sep. 29, 2008 1:08 PM

Hello, Emily Austin Shade-Shell

City council member has baby girl

News Daily, Sep. 26, 2008 3:12 PM

Crisis Solved, Apparently

McCain heads to Ol' Miss. So that must mean the bailout is all settled?

News Daily, Sep. 26, 2008 2:22 PM

Another Ill Wind

Ike's aftermath leaves Red Cross, schools, charities picking up the pieces

News Feature, Sep. 26, 2008

Obama Office Open for Business

Obama wasn't there, but Benjamin McKenzie was

News Feature, Sep. 26, 2008

Better Zed Than Dead?

Complaint filed against House Rep. Zedler

News Feature, Sep. 26, 2008

Barr Barks Up Wrong Tree

Libertarian prez hopeful loses effort to keep Obama and McCain off the ballot.

News Feature, Sep. 26, 2008

Postpone the Debate? Let's Debate It ...

WTF, McCain?

News Feature, Sep. 26, 2008

Politics Take Back Seat to Ike

Partisanship goes out the window in wake of storm

News Feature, Sep. 26, 2008

IndiePix Rolls Out a Two-Disc DVD of 'Hell on Wheels'

The ladies of Roller Derby show some derring-do promoting the new release

Screens Feature, Sep. 26, 2008

Snubbing the Censors

Austin celebrates Banned Books Week

Books Feature, Sep. 26, 2008

And They Will Call it Lettermangate

McCain's Letterman fall-out continues

News Daily, Sep. 25, 2008 11:03 PM

McCain, You Got Some 'Splainin' to do

Obama accuses McCain of going back on joint statement agreement.

News Daily, Sep. 24, 2008 3:55 PM

The Biggest Filibuster

McCain tries to cancel presidential debate.

News Daily, Sep. 24, 2008 2:19 PM

Perry and the Fine Art of Hardship

Governor somehow compares living in three-storey home in West Austin to Ike evacuee experience.

News Daily, Sep. 22, 2008 2:23 PM


Republicans explain financial collapse: Apparently some big kids did it.

News Daily, Sep. 19, 2008 2:52 PM

Wounded Writers

Austin soldiers have discovered unexpected benefits of blogging

News Feature, Sep. 19, 2008

Let the Super Search Begin

Twelve upcoming forums give the public a large role in finding AISD's new superintendent

News Feature, Sep. 19, 2008

The Sad Case of the Cactus Planter

Judge Sam Sparks ruled against Planet K in its attempts to save its beloved junked car (aka Ralph)

News Feature, Sep. 19, 2008

Barr Too Big for His Libertarian Britches

In snubbing Ron Paul, Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr may have lost his base

News Feature, Sep. 19, 2008

Bolton's Thick Blue Line

Bolton wins law enforcement endorsements, despite opponent's law-and-order ties

News Feature, Sep. 19, 2008

Ike Won't Spike the Vote

The show must go on: Storm damage won't stop people from casting ballots

News Feature, Sep. 19, 2008

Nader Not Big on Libertarian Lawsuit

The third parties try to work out how to get rid of third party status.

News Daily, Sep. 18, 2008 1:17 PM

Frights for Free

House of Torment opens its big, scary doors for free opening night event

Design Daily, Sep. 18, 2008 1:46 AM

TXRG Drinks It All Up

Texecutioners defeat Dairyland Dolls 144-59

Sports Daily, Sep. 16, 2008 1:29 AM

Mobile Loaves Reaches Bayou Vista

Austin charity convoy handing out food on coast.

News Daily, Sep. 15, 2008 3:44 PM

Naked in Waco

Texas Civil Rights Project suing county over illegal strip search of minor.

News Daily, Sep. 15, 2008 2:42 PM

Monday Night Rollerderby

Texecutioners to host special visit from Dairyland Dolls.

Sports Daily, Sep. 15, 2008 12:40 AM

AISD and Ike

Classes resume Monday as school district moves evacuees.

News Daily, Sep. 14, 2008 11:45 PM

Food for the Coast

Mobile Loaves & Fishes need volunteers, donations for coastal aid

News Daily, Sep. 13, 2008 5:43 PM

CapMetro Free for Evacuees

Austin transit company makes kind offer to people in shelters.

News Daily, Sep. 13, 2008 2:49 PM

Who Misquotes the Watchmen?

Non-partisan fact-checking group slams McCain campaign for misusing their research

News Daily, Sep. 13, 2008 2:15 PM

UPDATED "A Society is Ultimately Judged ..."

Civil rights group concerned about prisoners left behind in Galveston.

News Daily, Sep. 12, 2008 6:15 PM

No ACT Test Saturday

ACT college acceptance testing cancelled in AISD

Emergency Daily, Sep. 12, 2008 12:25 PM

Chamber Takes a Swing Against Proposition 2

Opposition starts to mobilize against Stop Domain Subsidies' charter amendment

News Feature, Sep. 12, 2008

Accessibility Institute

UT professor John Slatin was a pioneer in making websites usable for people with disabilities. Who will continue his work now that he and the institute he founded are gone?

News Feature, Sep. 12, 2008

HD 52 Rivals Hit the Forums

Voters are already turning out to see what the candidates have to offer

News Feature, Sep. 12, 2008

Gov. Leo Berman?

Another Republican throws his hat in the ring for the 2010 governor's race ... or at least thinks about it

News Feature, Sep. 12, 2008

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