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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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'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

The Georgetown Gamble

Controversial lege administrator Milton Rister considers House run as Gattis Senate rumors rumble

News Daily, Jun. 9, 2009 11:36 AM

Math be Hard

Republican Party of Texas needs to recalculate budget claims

News Daily, Jun. 8, 2009 4:35 PM

And Taylor Makes 106

Speaker Straus makes tactical gains in race to be speaker again

News Daily, Jun. 6, 2009 3:25 PM

Back in Home-Team Colors

After dominating on the road, intraleague flat-track action returns to Playland this Sunday

Sports Daily, Jun. 5, 2009 5:30 PM

Session Ends With Finger-Pointing, Unfinished Business

Perry says he has no immediate plans to call legislators back to Austin

News Feature, Jun. 5, 2009

Topless Tax Dies in Maneuver for More Money

3rd Court of Appeals will rule on existing surcharge at sexually oriented businesses

News Feature, Jun. 5, 2009

So You Want to Be in Pictures

Lege gives creative industries incentive to live

News Feature, Jun. 5, 2009


Kuempel bounces back, and Maldonado takes home a prize

News Feature, Jun. 5, 2009

School Reform Bills Headed to Governor

House Bill 3 holds a glimmer of hope for Pearce Middle School

News Feature, Jun. 5, 2009

Special Summer?

Gov. Perry and Speaker Straus play down the need for a speedy special session (note the speedy bit)

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

Sine Done

The Senate adjourns, the interim begins, but the threat of a special session becomes very real

News Daily, Jun. 1, 2009 11:48 PM

Sine Not Dead Yet

House leaves but Senate struggling with their final decision

News Daily, Jun. 1, 2009 7:49 PM

The Bad Precedents

The skinny on the best band in the Texas state legislature

News Daily, Jun. 1, 2009 4:43 PM

Sunsetting the Session

As sine die approaches, House faces stark choices over Sunset safety net bill, CHIP, and special sessions

News Daily, Jun. 1, 2009 2:57 PM

See You June 2?

Spitballing the odds and causes of a special session after the the House midnight meltdown

News Daily, Jun. 1, 2009 1:03 AM

Don't Shoot the Messenger

The list of bills that House members are deliberately trying to kill off

News Daily, May. 31, 2009 11:24 PM

The Sunset Shuffle

Legislature moves the massive Health and Human Services review back two years

News Daily, May. 31, 2009 8:20 PM

Emergency Resuscitation

CHIP expansion makes a last-minute recovery

News Daily, May. 31, 2009 4:50 PM

11th Hour Meltdown

Senate blows up as House refuses to completely suspend 24-hour posting rule

News Daily, May. 30, 2009 9:55 PM

Laugh, and the House Laughs With You

Zombie TVs and stolen hats hit State Reps' collective funny bone

News Daily, May. 30, 2009 6:23 PM

TV Recycling a No-Braaaaainer

Video: Texas Campaign for the Environment wake the dead over recycling bill

News Daily, May. 30, 2009 11:30 AM

Budget: Signed, Sealed, Deliverable

Texas House passed SB 1 142-2, now it heads to the governor

News Daily, May. 29, 2009 5:30 PM

Germane in the Membrane

How many of the vehicle bills now with the House will crash and burn

News Daily, May. 29, 2009 11:53 AM

CHIP Back on the Chopping Block

Children's medical insurance expansion goes back to the Senate as vehicle bill fails muster

News Daily, May. 29, 2009 10:30 AM

Chubbing Republicans Over the Head

News Feature, May. 29, 2009

TAKS Scores

Pearce's best chance of survival lies with the Legislature

News Feature, May. 29, 2009

Budget Nears Passage

News Feature, May. 29, 2009

Fruits of Their Labor

How labor-related bills have fared this session

News Feature, May. 29, 2009

Speaker Straus to Run Again

Footage of the House speaker's presser on his future plans and the chubbing experience

News Daily, May. 28, 2009 8:35 PM

Homeless Bills Get Shelter

TWIA, CHIP and more find vehicles in the Senate, head back to the House

News Daily, May. 28, 2009 2:45 PM

The Fine Art of Deadlock

Dewhurst and Straus meet to deal with logjam between Senate and House

News Daily, May. 27, 2009 5:44 PM

Congratulations, It's a Biennial Budget

Conference committee approves $182 billion for 2010-11, now heads to floor

News Daily, May. 26, 2009 11:18 PM

Who's the Daddy?

House Republican Caucus Chair compares Democrats to "whiny kids"

News Daily, May. 26, 2009 4:18 PM

Dunnam on Straus

After point of order fails, who runs the House: The speaker, or the committee coordinator?

News Daily, May. 26, 2009 1:19 PM

The Crush of the Conference

Quick HB3 update from Chairman Eissler

News Daily, May. 26, 2009 7:28 AM

Merritt Versus the Caucus

Two caucus meetings produce three press conferences as GOP turns on committee chair

News Daily, May. 24, 2009 8:00 PM

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