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Richard Whittaker

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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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Legelines Returns

Bond bonanza, Patrick rules nothing out, and Watson tells us to take a break

News Daily, Aug. 12, 2009 11:55 AM

The Other Cambridge

Healthcare reform opponents show weak grasp of geography when they drag Stephen Hawking into the debate

News Daily, Aug. 11, 2009 9:59 AM

Hotrod Two Times

Hotrod Honeys repeat their title run in TXRG championship

Sports Daily, Aug. 7, 2009 4:08 PM

A Plan and the Man With Its Fate in His Hands

The repurposing of Pearce Middle School

News Feature, Aug. 7, 2009

The Proposal

Anatomy of a repurposing plan

News Feature, Aug. 7, 2009

AISD Accountability Ratings

Some make the grade; some don't

News Feature, Aug. 7, 2009

AISD Budget: Holding the Line

Funding the new school year

News Feature, Aug. 7, 2009

Sotomayor Confirmed

NY Judge passes senate confirmation 68-31

News Daily, Aug. 6, 2009 4:57 PM

Texas Rollergirls Retirements

Video: As the 2009 season ends, some familiar faces say farewell to the flat track

Sports Daily, Aug. 6, 2009 10:06 AM

The Fog of Repurposing

AISD board president fits saving Pearce Middle School into the bigger district plan

News Daily, Aug. 5, 2009 1:29 PM

Pearce To Reopen

Education Commissioner Scott approves repurposing plan for middle school

News Daily, Aug. 4, 2009 7:10 PM

Pearce Plan Approved

AISD Trustees pass repurposing unanimously: Now it's up to TEA

News Daily, Aug. 3, 2009 9:29 PM

Flat-Track Finale

Hotrod Honeys look to hold on to their championship in the Texas Rollergirls season closer

Sports Daily, Aug. 1, 2009 8:00 PM

A Plan for Pearce

AISD release new Pearce repurposing proposal ahead of Monday's board meeting

News Daily, Jul. 31, 2009 5:30 PM

AISD Scores Improve For Some

District gets academically acceptable status in latest state accountability scores

News Daily, Jul. 31, 2009 2:45 PM

(Re)Birth of a Meme

The "Perry Gay" story goes national, stays groundless, but gains traction

News Daily, Jul. 31, 2009 11:42 AM

AISD: Holes Plugged ... Temporarily

The 2009 AISD budget balances the books, but the financial future's not bright

News Feature, Jul. 31, 2009

A Plan to Plan for a Zero-Waste City

Leadership will determine the success of long-range strategy

News Feature, Jul. 31, 2009

Milk and King Get Top Bling

Obama names LGBT trailblazers among list of "agents of change" receiving Medal of Freedom.

The Gay Place Daily, Jul. 30, 2009 3:24 PM

Pearce Vote Monday

AISD confirms repurposing meeting to take place Aug. 3

News Daily, Jul. 29, 2009 11:45 PM

Hot Wheels

Cherry Bombs continue their undefeated streak on the banked track

Sports Daily, Jul. 29, 2009 2:40 PM

KBH Says N-O on Sotomayor

First Cornyn, now Hutchison come down against Supreme Court nominee

News Daily, Jul. 29, 2009 11:30 AM

Pearce Progress Report

AISD to present the new repurposing proposal "by the end of the week"

News Daily, Jul. 28, 2009 5:20 PM

Where's the Other $66 Million?

Congressman Doggett savages Texas budget for misusing stimulus dollars meant for schools

News Daily, Jul. 28, 2009 9:00 AM

Carstarphen's New Chiefs

AISD superintendent picks new CFO, chief schools officer and elementary leader

News Daily, Jul. 27, 2009 3:11 PM

Cherry Bombing Tonight

Lonestar rollergirls move to the final stages of the 2009 season

Sports Daily, Jul. 26, 2009 3:48 PM

Cornyn: No on Sotomayor

Texas Senator says his doubts about her "liberal judicial activism" too great

News Daily, Jul. 24, 2009 1:56 PM

Pearce Closing: Scorched Earth, Uncertain Horizon

Pearce community is trying to work through the closure crisis

News Feature, Jul. 24, 2009

Perry and the Demise of Safe Passage

Cycling advocates scratch their heads at Perry's veto of the Safe Passage bill

News Feature, Jul. 24, 2009

Community Wants Pearce in '09

Survey response instructs Carstarphen to work to re-open Pearce this year

News Daily, Jul. 22, 2009 12:31 PM

Fire Mission

Anti-war vet Casey Porter's latest mini-doc now online

News Daily, Jul. 21, 2009 12:00 PM

Flores 'Disappointed' by Indictments

Palmview state rep responds to Travis Co. DA over ethics charges

News Daily, Jul. 20, 2009 12:19 PM

Pearce: Fill in the Blanks

AISD using online survey to decide next step for threatened middle school

News Daily, Jul. 17, 2009 4:53 PM

The Lebermann Legacy

Death of Lebermann recalls a productive life

News Feature, Jul. 17, 2009

TEA to Pearce: Drop Dead

School officials and community are blindsided by agency's decision to close Pearce Middle School

News Feature, Jul. 17, 2009

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

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