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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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Meet the New Boss (Not the Big Boss)

Pearce Middle School community hears more from Carstarphen, but still in the dark about Commissioner Scott

News Daily, Jul. 16, 2009 11:50 PM

Lege Team Shuffle

Some familiar names cropping up in the Perry, Straus campaign teams

News Daily, Jul. 16, 2009 3:38 PM

Pearce Meeting Tonight

District seeks community input on saving school and debunks myth of Commissioner Scott's appeal

News Daily, Jul. 15, 2009 4:00 PM

Welcome to the District, Meria Carstarphen

AISD Board President Mark Williams lays out the scale of the new superintendent's Pearce problems

News Daily, Jul. 14, 2009 12:59 PM

Kress Bashes Pearce

No Child Left Behind architect gloats over middle school closure

News Daily, Jul. 11, 2009 2:53 PM

ACC Vice-Chair Leaving

Rivera to join Mexican American Legal Defense Fund in DC

News Daily, Jul. 10, 2009 5:00 PM

And the Winner is… No One

UT gubernatorial poll clarifies little

News Daily, Jul. 10, 2009 11:08 AM

Special Session: In and Out in a Jiffy

Lawmakers passed two key bills – then they went home

News Feature, Jul. 10, 2009

Martinez Corners Cornyn

Martinez queries Cornyn on Sotomayor

News Feature, Jul. 10, 2009

Rejiggering the Sunset Process

News Feature, Jul. 10, 2009

AISD Working Out Technology Costs and Kinks

Austin ISD goes on computer-buying spree

News Feature, Jul. 10, 2009

Lowell Lebermann Dies

Major Democratic activist, former council member and UT regent dies

News Daily, Jul. 9, 2009 6:11 PM

The Perilous Position of John Cornyn

Tea Party booing the latest blow to the Texas senator

News Daily, Jul. 9, 2009 3:40 PM

Lose the Battle, Win the War?

Hustlers experiment en route to the Texas Rollergirls championship

Sports Daily, Jul. 8, 2009 4:10 PM

Pearce, Scott and HB3

Did commissioner of education ignore legislative intent of last session's accountability reforms?

News Daily, Jul. 8, 2009 2:58 PM

Pearce Middle School to Close

School commissioner announces closure with little warning to district

News Daily, Jul. 8, 2009 12:40 PM

Turn Off Your Sprinklers

Austin Water Utility issues urgent ban after contractor wrecks water main

News Daily, Jul. 7, 2009 4:37 PM

Who Wants the Mansion?

Quick update on who may (or may not) be running with governor

News Daily, Jul. 7, 2009 4:00 PM

Independent (Roller) Women

Texas Rollergirls preview championship lineups with final regular season bout

Sports Daily, Jul. 4, 2009 3:07 PM

A Very Special Sine Die

Governor gets all of what he needed, none of what he wanted from special session

News Daily, Jul. 3, 2009 12:34 PM

The Mortars Are Still Firing

Trailer for Casey Porter's next web doc on his time in Iraq

News Daily, Jul. 3, 2009 8:00 AM

AISD Staff Shake-Up

One day into the new superintendent's tenure, things already look different

News Feature, Jul. 3, 2009

Special Session Could End in Fireworks

Governor wants a short and sweet special session

News Feature, Jul. 3, 2009

Split Decision

At last week's open forum, the film community gathered to discuss the future of Austin Studios

Screens Feature, Jul. 3, 2009

Special Morning

Could the three-day session become a two-day session with victims?

News Daily, Jul. 2, 2009 11:00 AM

Special Session Update Updated

What's happened so far in the 81(1)

News Daily, Jul. 1, 2009 2:59 PM

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

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