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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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Talking Travis: Eddie Rodriguez

The district 51 rep talks fresh priorities and fresh fruit

News Daily, May. 13, 2009 10:16 AM

Governor on the Floor

Perry visits House and discusses State School, TYC prosecutions

News Daily, May. 12, 2009 11:47 PM

Verify This

High school voter registration takes torturous route to passage

News Daily, May. 12, 2009 5:17 PM

Talking Travis: Dawnna Dukes

Legeland catches up with the state rep for district 46

News Daily, May. 12, 2009 9:45 AM

Scott Ozmun Memorial Services

Travis County Democratic Party announces details of memorial and reception for judge

News Daily, May. 11, 2009 7:50 PM

Talking Travis: Donna Howard

District 48 rep on the pros and cons of getting studies passed

News Daily, May. 11, 2009 11:59 AM

Back Draft

Democrats slam Republicans for dumping consensus voter ID bill for Senate language

News Daily, May. 9, 2009 12:37 PM

Scott Ozmun Dies

353rd District Court judge passes this afternoon

News Daily, May. 8, 2009 4:10 PM

Buying Time

The federal stimulus money rides to the state's rescue – until the next session

News Feature, May. 8, 2009

TYC Sees Light at End of Tunnel

Youth Commission just might catch a break

News Feature, May. 8, 2009

Dinosaur Daze

Creatures of the House

News Feature, May. 8, 2009


TxDOT's Continuing Troubles

News Feature, May. 8, 2009


Lots of Reform, No Money

News Feature, May. 8, 2009


We Can Has Shield, Too?

News Feature, May. 8, 2009

'All Those in Favor, Say Argh!'

Talk Like a Pirate Day comes to the Lege early

News Daily, May. 7, 2009 5:17 PM

TYC, Now TRCC Sees Another Dawn

Home-builder regulators become builder licensers, ignoring Sunset Commission recommendations

News Daily, May. 7, 2009 9:18 AM

Bills Build Up Blame

House, Senate butt heads over who is slowing up the session

News Daily, May. 5, 2009 6:00 PM

Pick Your Transport Future

Camaro and plug-in hybrids compete for 'ooh' factor

News Daily, May. 5, 2009 11:30 AM

Georgia on My Mind

Texecutioners make Dirty South Derby Girls clean up their act with 224-26 victory

Sports Daily, May. 4, 2009 11:59 PM

Dirty Dirty in the ATX

Texecutioners take on the Dirty South Derby Girls Sunday night

Sports Daily, May. 2, 2009 3:07 PM

Garriott, Dukes: Incentives Save Jobs

Video of Lord British discussing why the film incentive bill is good for gamers and for Austin

News Daily, May. 1, 2009 5:13 PM

School Accountability Gets Green Light

Can school accountability measure save Pearce and Reagan?

News Feature, May. 1, 2009


Quickies from the Capitol

News Feature, May. 1, 2009

Student Safety Bills Get Mixed Reviews

Bills tracking violence on campus have uncertain futures

News Feature, May. 1, 2009

AISD: A Chat With the New Super

News Feature, May. 1, 2009

Gov. Perry Signs Film Incentives Bill Into Law

Troublemaker Studios plays host to supporters of HB 873

Screens Feature, May. 1, 2009

Take That, Brachiosaur Sauropod, Pleurocoelus!

Texas gets new state dinosaur

News Daily, Apr. 30, 2009 6:45 PM

Save the Teachers

Dukes amends HB 3 so re-purposed schools can keep their strongest asset

News Daily, Apr. 29, 2009 6:58 PM

Dukes: Stop Killing Schools

Austin rep and public ed chair clash over closures and unemployed teachers

News Daily, Apr. 29, 2009 3:10 PM

Fine Arts Frenzy

House Public Ed chair Eissler allays fears over cuts to high school enrichment courses

News Daily, Apr. 29, 2009 1:35 PM

The Hammer Comes Down, Then Up

Gavel-related goofiness lightens the House mood

News Daily, Apr. 28, 2009 5:28 PM

The Honorable Tater Salad

House declares April 27 Ron White Day

News Daily, Apr. 27, 2009 10:09 PM

SB 1 Conference Committee Complete

Speaker Joe Straus announces the five reps that will negotiate budget with Senate

News Daily, Apr. 27, 2009 7:05 PM

Flat Track Update

Dealing in with the Hustlers, and getting ready for some Dirty South derby

Sports Daily, Apr. 26, 2009 1:02 PM

Crude Therapy

Director Joe Berlinger talks about how working with Metallica lead to making Crude

Screens Daily, Apr. 25, 2009 4:01 PM

Dewhurst Announces Budget Deal Makers

Lt. Gov. ignores rebels in selecting senators for conference committee

News Daily, Apr. 25, 2009 3:22 PM

HB873 Gets a World Premier

Starring Robert Rodriguez, Rick Perry and Dawnna Dukes

News Daily, Apr. 24, 2009 4:40 PM

Campus Gun Bill in Crosshairs

A lot of folks are fired up about a bill that would allow guns on Texas university campuses

News Feature, Apr. 24, 2009

A Commonsense Solution to Stupidity

Lawmakers craft a scheme to force Perry to accept federal unemployment-insurance dollars

News Feature, Apr. 24, 2009

A House United, for Once

House unanimously passes its version of a budget

News Feature, Apr. 24, 2009

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