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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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Banking on Hard Hits

TXRD Lonestar playoff tonight

Sports Daily, Sep. 12, 2009 4:49 PM

Hogwarts at Austin High?

Some Austin High parents say the Academy of Global Studies should be its own school

News Feature, Sep. 11, 2009

Obama's School Daze

Local schools react to the hubbub over Obama's school speech

News Feature, Sep. 11, 2009

Ike and the 81st Lege

How did Galveston fare at the Capitol?

News Feature, Sep. 11, 2009

Ogden Out

Senate Finance Committee chair confirms he will not run again

News Daily, Sep. 10, 2009 7:46 PM

Four More Seats

GOP worries about redistricting motivating anti-DNC namecalling

News Daily, Sep. 10, 2009 3:30 PM

One More Win Before Regionals

TXRG gets tested but not bested by Bay Area Derby road team

Sports Daily, Sep. 9, 2009 11:35 AM

Dewhurst for Lieutenant Governor (Again)

Lite guv wants another run as senate president

News Daily, Sep. 9, 2009 8:42 AM

Katz for Lieutenant Governor

Kinky Friedman gets competition for most unlikely Democratic hopeful

News Daily, Sep. 8, 2009 2:00 PM

'When I Was Your Age'

The full text to the Obama back-to-school speech

News Daily, Sep. 7, 2009 11:55 AM

B.A.D. Girls go to Austin

San Fran flat trackers take on the Texecutioners Sunday

Sports Daily, Sep. 6, 2009 1:44 AM

Riddle Me This

GOP rep shows the importance of education (the hard way)

News Daily, Sep. 5, 2009 4:13 PM

The Voluntary Presidency?

AISD gets caught in the fight over televising Obama's back-to-school speech

News Daily, Sep. 4, 2009 2:39 PM

A New Lease on Life for Pearce? Not Exactly.

Pearce has been repurposed – but for what purpose?

News Feature, Sep. 4, 2009

What About Reagan?

News Feature, Sep. 4, 2009

Driving Safety

Council considers mandatory distances for drivers passing vulnerable road users and a ban on text-messaging behind the wheel

News Feature, Sep. 4, 2009

Who's for TexasCare?

Gov. Perry mixes states rights and health care reform

News Daily, Sep. 2, 2009 6:01 PM

Kinky Begins Again

After failing as an independent, now running for gov as Democrat

News Daily, Sep. 1, 2009 4:07 PM

Adventures in Whirlwind-Reaping

Perry gets flack from the secessionists

News Daily, Aug. 31, 2009 3:18 PM

A Taxing Discussion

YCT threatens to disrupt health care forum

News Daily, Aug. 28, 2009 5:10 PM

Cast Away

Pure Castings, Zavala Elementary, pollution, jobs ... and the neighborhood

News Feature, Aug. 28, 2009

Does Austin Need Its Own Air Control Bureau?

News Feature, Aug. 28, 2009

When Does Toxic Become Too Toxic?

News Feature, Aug. 28, 2009

What Will New AISD Budget Mean About Next Year's?

After struggles over staff pay, the budget is ready – and Carstarphen's ready to look to the future

News Feature, Aug. 28, 2009

Caging Children

A new study from the LBJ School suggests that it's a bad idea

News Feature, Aug. 28, 2009

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

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