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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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Special Speedbump

CDAs, Texas Transportation Revolving Fund could trip up the plans to get lawmakers home by Saturday

News Daily, Jul. 1, 2009 9:08 AM

Farewell to Forgione

On AISD superintendent's last day, some thoughts from someone who knows him

News Daily, Jun. 30, 2009 4:21 PM

Sunset in the Blistering Heat

Rep. Carl Isett discusses why lawmakers are only rescheduling the Sunset bills

News Daily, Jun. 30, 2009 8:35 AM

Special Session Update

What we know so far about round 2 of the 81st Legislature

News Daily, Jun. 29, 2009 5:44 PM

Three Days of What?

Sen. Watson breaks down the parts of Gov. Perry's special session call

News Daily, Jun. 27, 2009 3:35 PM

Blast From the Past: Mark Sanford Edition

Newsdesk recalls a pre-Buenos Aries run-in with South Carolina's governor

News Daily, Jun. 26, 2009 1:43 PM

Austin Hit in Veto Spree

A look at the bills whose lives were cut short

News Feature, Jun. 26, 2009

Line-Item Veto vs. State Budget

How much money did Perry really save?

News Feature, Jun. 26, 2009

TCRP Blasts Abbott Over Delay in TYC Prosecutions

A whole lot of foot-dragging going on in Texas Youth Commission cases

News Feature, Jun. 26, 2009

Straus in Short

House Speaker keeps special session response short

News Daily, Jun. 25, 2009 5:00 PM

'A Little More Warning'

Donna Howard responds to Perry's quick call for a special session

News Daily, Jun. 25, 2009 3:30 PM

CHIPing in on the Special

Dems get four Republicans to join call to add health care to special session

News Daily, Jun. 24, 2009 3:40 PM

Flat-Out on the Track

Team Legit talks about ramping up for Battle on the Bank

Sports Daily, Jun. 24, 2009 11:49 AM

Gov. Watson?

San Antonio senator steps out of gubernatorial primaries, touts Austinite's candidacy

News Daily, Jun. 23, 2009 2:30 PM

Whatever Happened to SB 2038?

There's another addition to the veto list

News Daily, Jun. 22, 2009 11:43 AM

Capital Punishing

Day two of the banked track roller derby tournament

Sports Daily, Jun. 21, 2009 2:52 PM

Zombie TVs Keep Walking

Environmentalists furious over recycling veto

News Daily, Jun. 20, 2009 6:23 PM

Red Pen Attack

Perry vetoes 37 laws, strips $289 million from budget

News Daily, Jun. 20, 2009 10:39 AM

The High Point of the Track

Before this weekend's banked track roller derby tourney, TXRD's April Ritzenthaler talks rule negotiations and ankle breakers

Sports Daily, Jun. 19, 2009 3:28 PM

Derby Me Two Times

Flat track Friday before the big banked track weekend

Sports Daily, Jun. 19, 2009 1:18 PM

'Hey, Perry, Veto This!'

With deadline looming, forces mobilize to push governor's red pen

News Daily, Jun. 19, 2009 8:26 AM

Special Session Is the Only Thing That's Certain

The when and the what are still unknown

News Feature, Jun. 19, 2009

Another Round

AG's Office asks state Supremes to review unconstitutional stripper surcharge

News Feature, Jun. 19, 2009

AISD Efficiency Study Thwarted by Math

About that 'efficiency' ...

News Feature, Jun. 19, 2009

AISD Takes a Peek at Its Budget

It looks like the reserves will be taking a hit

News Feature, Jun. 19, 2009

Banked Track Bonanza

Lonestar Rollergirls host national roller derby tourney this weekend

Sports Daily, Jun. 18, 2009 4:54 PM

'If We're Back Anyway ...'

Lawmakers start wondering how much of the special session agenda is a blank slate

News Daily, Jun. 17, 2009 3:10 PM

Best List Bust-Up

Valley Veterans leap to defense of Rep. Flores over inclusion on "Texas Monthly" list

News Daily, Jun. 16, 2009 4:25 PM

SOB Tax Stripped Again

After second court defeat, Attorney General looks to Texas Supreme Court to revive "Titty Tax"

News Daily, Jun. 15, 2009 8:00 AM

The Staging Game

Local Iraq vet Casey Porter's latest film about his experiences in a war zone

News Daily, Jun. 12, 2009 2:00 PM

How Long Is 140 Days?

As the 81st Legislature departs, does it leave a footprint?

News Feature, Jun. 12, 2009

Local Impact

Austin doesn't win some, doesn't lose some

News Feature, Jun. 12, 2009

AISD Ledger

Feds to the rescue

News Feature, Jun. 12, 2009

Travis Gains Little Ground on Land Use

News Feature, Jun. 12, 2009

Straus Lines Up Votes

News Feature, Jun. 12, 2009

AISD 'Efficiency' Study: Not Exactly What the Doctor Ordered?

An efficiency study commissioned by AISD comes back with some surprising recommendations

News Feature, Jun. 12, 2009

'Top Gear': Ten Years, Mostly Accident Free

Three idiots drive fast cars, proving the genius of the BBC

Sports Daily, Jun. 11, 2009 11:43 AM

Laubenberg the Low-Spender

Empower Texans release Fiscal Responsibility Index to put percentages on conservatism

News Daily, Jun. 10, 2009 4:40 PM

Flat-Out on the Track

Make-or-break bouts give Hustlers, Hotrod Honeys season advantages

Sports Daily, Jun. 10, 2009 8:19 AM

Special Times Ahead

Perry confirms the inevitable with special session comments

News Daily, Jun. 9, 2009 4:55 PM

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