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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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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


A roundup of this week's Capitol capers

News Feature, Apr. 24, 2009

One Fish, Two Fish, Poison Fish

Bill calls for health warnings on certain types of fish

News Feature, Apr. 24, 2009

Flat-Track Snack Attack: Frito-Lay vs. Crackerjack

A Texas Rollergirl defends her name

News Feature, Apr. 24, 2009

Dukes, Perry and the Other Troublemakers

Big boost for film incentives, and great news for fans of Friday Night Lights and Grindhouse

News Daily, Apr. 23, 2009 1:56 PM

The Cost of Guns on Campus Pt. 2

Texas lawmakers and law enforcement speak against concealed handguns on campus

News Daily, Apr. 22, 2009 4:59 PM

The Cost of Guns on Campus Pt. 1

Footage from last week's tribute to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre

News Daily, Apr. 22, 2009 4:43 PM

T. Don Under the Dome

State reps sponsor special screening of SXSW/Cine Las Americas doc The Least of These

News Daily, Apr. 21, 2009 1:51 PM

Bipartisanship in the Budget

Isett, Anchia show that budget agreement don't just mean concessions

News Daily, Apr. 20, 2009 8:10 PM

House Passes Budget

Reps unanimously approve $178 billion proposal for 2010-11 a bit before dawn

News Daily, Apr. 18, 2009 6:00 PM

Dunnam: "No Substitute for Being a Proud American"

Video of House Democratic caucus leader's response to governor's secession speech

News Daily, Apr. 17, 2009 5:52 PM

Dukes Smiles for the Camera

Film incentive reform passes: Austin rep breathes big sigh of relief

Screens Daily, Apr. 17, 2009 3:50 PM

Budget Uses Stimulus to Hide Flaws

Why solve today what you can suffer in 2011?

News Feature, Apr. 17, 2009

Fighting the Green Fight

A roundup of this session's environmental legislation

News Feature, Apr. 17, 2009

Betty's 'Icky Poo' Boo-Boo

Betty Brown's ignorance catches media attention far and wide

News Feature, Apr. 17, 2009

What's in the Capitol Bins?

Legislators are recycling more than ever

News Feature, Apr. 17, 2009


What kept your lawmakers busy this week

News Feature, Apr. 17, 2009

Single-Stream Recycling

Why is Austin losing money from recycling when Dallas and San Antonio are making money?

News Feature, Apr. 17, 2009

Ecuador v. Big Oil

Joe Berlinger documents the case against Chevron in Crude

Screens Feature, Apr. 17, 2009

Texas Teabagging Not So Sweet

Wednesday's anti-tax protest show tensions in the conservative movement

News Daily, Apr. 16, 2009 11:05 PM

Where in the World is HB 873?

Technical problem holds up film incentive bill for one day

News Daily, Apr. 16, 2009 2:10 PM

Menacing Behavior Under the Dome

Witness removed after threatening senators that dare to vote against sanctuary city bill

News Daily, Apr. 15, 2009 3:06 PM

Arigatou Gozaimasu, Mr. Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai looks back on 25 years of his samurai rabbit

Books Daily, Apr. 15, 2009 2:37 PM

Carona Push-Starts Stalled Bill

Local option transport funding proposal gets out of committee, but still under a cloud

News Daily, Apr. 15, 2009 10:18 AM

Wentworth Gets Council Thumbs' Down

Council unanimously rejects legislature's single-member district proposal

News Daily, Apr. 13, 2009 11:03 PM

Single Stream to the Lege

Austin's troubled recycling deal creates legislative ripples

News Daily, Apr. 13, 2009 11:35 AM

Senton for the Camera!

WWE's most recent Austin show to be broadcast tonight on myNetworkTV

Sports Daily, Apr. 10, 2009 11:02 AM

Texas Lyceum: Stimulus Funds Debate Reverberates

How do you persuade Rick Perry to do the right thing?

News Feature, Apr. 10, 2009

TechnoLegeBacklash: Strama Slags Twitter

At least one legislator thinks Tweeting is for the birds

News Feature, Apr. 10, 2009

House Passes Journalist Shield Law

Will law protect bloggers and their sources, too?

News Feature, Apr. 10, 2009


What your legislators are up to this week

News Feature, Apr. 10, 2009

House Backs Strip-Club Tax

You may be adding 10% to your strip-club budget soon

News Feature, Apr. 10, 2009

Private Midnight

Private Midnight vaults from police procedural to erotic thriller to occult horror to philosophical tome

Books Review, Apr. 10, 2009

Carona's Costly Compromises

Senate Transportation chair guards local option funding bill from death by a thousand opt-outs

News Daily, Apr. 9, 2009 12:32 AM

TYC: 11th Hour Reform or Midnight Sunset

Texas Youth Commission reformers keeping options open with alternate plans

News Daily, Apr. 8, 2009 2:50 PM

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