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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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Obama and McCain Off the Ballot?

Texas' Democratic and Republican voters might just have to write in their favorite candidates this year

News Feature, Sep. 12, 2008

Hurricane (Half)Day

AISD to close schools early on Friday

News Daily, Sep. 11, 2008 5:31 PM

UPDATE More Ike Sports Cancelations

AISD, Bastrp postpone and re-schedule events for this weekend.

Sports Daily, Sep. 11, 2008 4:05 PM

Politics Events Move for Ike

SDS, Supreme Court and city cancel events before Ike

News Daily, Sep. 11, 2008 2:21 PM

Ike Update: The State Response

Preparations for landfall continue.

News Daily, Sep. 10, 2008 11:17 PM

More Ike Cancellations

Democrats cancel Two-Step discussion in Houston

News Daily, Sep. 10, 2008 5:51 PM

Farewell, Evan Tanner

MMA bids farewell to Texan fighter Evan Tanner

Sports Daily, Sep. 10, 2008 3:01 PM

Ike Causing Cancellation

Texas AFT reschedules meeting over travel concerns.

Emergency Daily, Sep. 10, 2008 1:25 PM

Fair Wages Cost a Penny

Locally-based grocery chain backs push for fruit picker pay raises

News Daily, Sep. 9, 2008 3:38 PM

Opposite Day for McCain Education Policy

McCain policy chief explains why backing Bush's education policy means McCain is still a maverick

News Daily, Sep. 9, 2008 1:26 PM

Now That's Some Powerful Conflict of Interest Legislation

A lesson for Texas from Thailand?

News Daily, Sep. 9, 2008 11:52 AM

Texecutioners are the Reason

Full recap of Sunday's derby match up with the Detroit Derby Girls.

Sports Daily, Sep. 9, 2008 10:46 AM

Gustav: Gone, But Not Forgotten

Gulf Coast repairs still on-going after Hurricane Gustav as Ike heads to the mainland.

News Daily, Sep. 8, 2008 5:02 PM

McBush or McCheney?

The campaign mantra is four more years - but of who?

News Daily, Sep. 8, 2008 2:28 PM

Detroit? Texecuted.

First report and footage from last night's WFDTA Roller Derby bout

Sports Daily, Sep. 8, 2008 9:08 AM

Detroit and the Midsummer Dream Teams

Texecutioners host No. 9-ranked flat-track derby team, plus some real fantasy sports.

Sports Daily, Sep. 6, 2008 11:29 PM

AISD Puts Faith in Voters

Teachers' paychecks – and the tax raise they require – are in voters' hands this November

News Feature, Sep. 5, 2008

AISD Superintendent Search Begins

The public will play a large part in determining the criteria for choosing AISD's next head honcho

News Feature, Sep. 5, 2008

SDS Campaign Launches Online Videos

Chamber expected to weigh in on ballot amendment that would halt city subsidies for private retail developers

News Feature, Sep. 5, 2008

Thatcher Mark II

How making Sarah Palin the new Iron Lady makes sense but defies centrism.

News Daily, Sep. 4, 2008 11:59 PM

Delirious and Daffney to Dove Springs

Anarchy Championship Wrestling returns with nine-match card this weekend

Sports Daily, Sep. 3, 2008 5:49 PM

CAMPO Needs You!

Local planning body looking for input from "Environmental Justice Populations."

News Daily, Sep. 3, 2008 12:25 PM

Palin and the Pledge

Old answers raise new questions about Palin's political education.

News Daily, Sep. 2, 2008 10:00 AM

Gustav Cannot Become a Photo Op

Why the incoming hurricane doesn't change anything about the administration.

News Daily, Sep. 1, 2008 1:57 AM

Palin's Problems

McCain veep pick comes with baggage and criticism from fellow Alaskan GOPers.

News Daily, Aug. 31, 2008 2:24 PM

Good Reasons for Taking the Bus

Extensive street closures downtown this weekend for multiple events

News Daily, Aug. 30, 2008 2:06 PM

TXRG Tryouts Monday

Women's flat track derby postseason has booze, bouts, and travel plans

Sports Daily, Aug. 29, 2008 2:14 PM

AISD Takes a Tax Bite to Voters

School board hammers out a budget

News Feature, Aug. 29, 2008

Naishtat Challenger Pulls Out

Given the long odds of a GOP victory in HD 49, Republicans don't bother finding a replacement candidate

News Feature, Aug. 29, 2008

Complaint Filed in HD 52 Race

Round Rock chamber's charity foundation offices serve as Daniel's campaign headquarters

News Feature, Aug. 29, 2008

Corte Courts Controversy Over Residence

San Antonio House rep lists vacant lot as his home address

News Feature, Aug. 29, 2008

Extra Quarter for the Bus

CapMetro board approves new fares to take affect Oct. 13, and second raise in 2010.

News Daily, Aug. 27, 2008 5:37 PM

Infowars Versus Faux News

Alex Jones takes on neo-con blogger Michelle Malkin in Denver

News Daily, Aug. 27, 2008 4:20 PM

The Force Is Not Strong With Joe

MSNBC anchor gets sulky and dismissive about bloggers

News Daily, Aug. 27, 2008 11:09 AM

Packing Heat in Harris Courts

Harris County DA asks for AG's opinion on whether he can stop his prosecutors from taking a gun to court

News Daily, Aug. 25, 2008 4:27 PM

Begala Blusters About Biden

Clinton confidante complains that Hillary was not deeply involved in vice-presidential selection process.

News Daily, Aug. 25, 2008 11:52 AM

Naishtat Loses Challenger

Republican pulls out of race against HD-49 Democrat incumbent.

News Daily, Aug. 22, 2008 11:30 AM

WilCo Dems Tap Austin Expertise

Austin Democrats eager to help break GOP stronghold in Williamson County

News Feature, Aug. 22, 2008

Noncontroversy Erupts in HD 47

Donna Keel campaign squashes nonexistent rumor before it doesn't start

News Feature, Aug. 22, 2008

Party Leaders Pin Hopes on Harris

Houston, we have a chance to take back the Texas House.

News Feature, Aug. 22, 2008

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