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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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Houston Hate Mailer

Conservative PAC treads line between liberal-bashing and racism in hobnail boots, throws in homophobia for good measure

News Daily, Oct. 22, 2008 5:42 PM

Brother, Can You Spare a Surplus?

Perry looking to slash state agency budgets again

News Daily, Oct. 21, 2008 4:17 PM

Skating and Shooting

Austin film makers talk about filming Roller Derby when there was no Roller Derby to film

Sports Daily, Oct. 19, 2008 12:06 AM

Staking Out the Senate

A few Dem wins could temper the Republican majority's agenda

News Feature, Oct. 17, 2008

Dems Building Serious War Chests

Who'd a thunk? Democrats are actually outraising Republicans in some hot House races.

News Feature, Oct. 17, 2008

Quorum-Buster Ponders Craddick's Fate

Will the House Speaker keep his job, or will the Craddick casualties see him get his comeuppance?

News Feature, Oct. 17, 2008

When Casey Calls

US soldier in Iraq discusses his new online doc

News Daily, Oct. 14, 2008 12:48 PM

None Out of Three

McCain gets strange intro, you get a quick lesson in global religions

News Daily, Oct. 13, 2008 3:00 PM

Flat Track Derby in Motion, Part 2

More from the WFTDA Western regionals, plus the East sorts out their seeding

Sports Daily, Oct. 13, 2008 2:10 PM

Flat Track Derby in Motion, Part 1

Footage from day two of last weekend's WFTDA Western Regionals

Sports Daily, Oct. 11, 2008 6:59 PM

Taking Back the House

Texas Democrats say this could be their November

News Feature, Oct. 10, 2008

Seven in Play

Seven key races across the state could turn the House back to Democratic control

News Feature, Oct. 10, 2008

The Libertarians

Democrats and Libertarians find common ground in their grudge against Republicans

News Feature, Oct. 10, 2008

Davis Stays on the Ballot

Despite attempts to kick her off, Dem candidate Wendy Davis will stay on the Senate District 10 ballot

News Feature, Oct. 10, 2008

Dems Rake in the Dough

Central Texas Republicans just can't keep up

News Feature, Oct. 10, 2008

How to Get to Portland

Full recap of the Texecutioners triple win at last weekend's Battle Royale western regionals

Sports Daily, Oct. 8, 2008 2:00 AM

Travis Dems Go Long (Center)

Presidential watch parties go high-falutin' tonight

News Daily, Oct. 7, 2008 2:31 PM

Texecutioners on the Oregon Trail

Texas sweeps flat track derby western regionals, heading to nationals.

Sports Daily, Oct. 6, 2008 3:25 AM

Houston-Bound on Eight Wheels

Austin's Texecutioners coming off strong season into WFTDA regional finals.

Sports Daily, Oct. 3, 2008 12:16 PM

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

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