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Richard Whittaker


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.

512 articles in 2007   •   page 1 of 13

Does Harry Potter Cause Sexual Violence? Only in Texas.

Defending a new nudity tax, the AG says topless bars cause sexual violence

News Feature, Dec. 28, 2007

The Christmas Mountains

'I'm the Realtor for the state of Texas,' Patterson says

News Feature, Dec. 28, 2007

It's Not What Karl Knows

Right-wing publishers kick Turd Blossom $1.5 million for his autobiography.

News Daily, Dec. 24, 2007 9:28 AM

Libertarians Target ... Ron Paul. Wuh?

Due-paying Libertarian to challenge functional libertarian next November

News Daily, Dec. 21, 2007 4:19 PM

NOPD, You Got Some 'Splainin to Do

Video footage from New Orleans catches city employee threatening press with a taser.

News Daily, Dec. 21, 2007 3:16 PM

Dukes Facing Criticism for Missing Committee Meeting

Chose San Diego area over Joint Medicaid Reform Legislat­ive Oversight Committee's first interim meeting

News Feature, Dec. 21, 2007

@ Chronic

Texas Republicans hail Hammer in response to AG opinion on powers of House Speaker Craddick

News Feature, Dec. 21, 2007

Howdy, Neighbor!

Speaker Craddick chimes in cheerfully on the newest rep.

News Daily, Dec. 19, 2007 4:23 PM

Republicans Resurrect The Hammer

GOP goes after Dunnam, but could add to the legend of the Killer D's.

News Daily, Dec. 18, 2007 12:48 PM

Vann Against Adan

Precinct two constable slot now officially a race.

News Daily, Dec. 17, 2007 5:29 PM

The Campaign Consequences for Craddick

Has the AG really done Tom Craddick any favors for the 2008 elections?

News Daily, Dec. 17, 2007 3:48 PM

Abbott Ducks Out, Craddick Crows

AG finally issues opinion on speaker powers, and both face heavy criticism.

News Daily, Dec. 17, 2007 10:11 AM

While You, Won't You, Will You, Won't You

Is Dukes' challenger going to announce next week?

News Daily, Dec. 14, 2007 10:44 AM

Yes, We Have Candidates!

Filing for March primary elections officially began Dec. 3; incumbents, others stake their places on ballot

News Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

Topless Counterattack Against Titty Tax

State could face embarrassing court date after organization representing strip joints filed lawsuit over new tax on nude entertainment

News Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

Cynthia McKinney Greens Up Ruta Maya

Green Party presidential hopeful visits Austin for fundraiser

News Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

@ Chronic

Perry makes Giuliani endorsement official, announces "will file candidacy papers on behalf of" former New York mayor

News Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

From Bad to Good

What's in a (street) name?

News Daily, Dec. 13, 2007 4:38 PM

Barney Builds a Budget

Bush explaining his National Park Service budget using the magic of puppies.

News Daily, Dec. 12, 2007 3:28 PM

Fun Run for the White House

How many candidates really are trying to run for president?

News Daily, Dec. 12, 2007 11:31 AM

Rudy: Officially Heading to a Primary Near You

Leading GOPers endorsed Giuliani and Thompson two months ago: but are their candidates faltering?

News Daily, Dec. 11, 2007 12:45 PM

Get to Know Gazprom

Russian president's preferred successor to come from energy industry.

News Daily, Dec. 10, 2007 1:06 PM

Happy Trails

The Trail of Lights opens for Christmas.

News Daily, Dec. 10, 2007 10:59 AM

Whitmire: Christmas Mountains Sale 'Nuts'

Jerry Patterson refuses to back down over Christmas Mountains.

News Daily, Dec. 10, 2007 9:27 AM

Return of the Titty Tax

New 'nudity' tax could include not just strip clubs but cabarets, bars, fashion shows, and even mainstream theatres

News Feature, Dec. 7, 2007

Drum Roll, Please

Each committee was given its agenda of issues to look into before next session, giving an inkling of what battles may be fought when Lege reconvenes in 2009

News Feature, Dec. 7, 2007

@ Chronic

What's the intent behind Craddick's charges?

News Feature, Dec. 7, 2007

The 'M' Word

Don't mention blood atonement! Parsing the Romney religion speech.

News Daily, Dec. 6, 2007 2:03 PM

Comer, Creationists and Dover Schools

Why the author of the book for which TEA's science expert says she got fired gets creationists so upset.

News Daily, Dec. 5, 2007 1:21 PM

Edwards First But Still Third

Former N. Carolina senator first candidate to officially file for president in Texas.

News Daily, Dec. 4, 2007 12:49 PM

We Don't Need No Stinking Schedule!

Alamo Downtown hopes to redefine movie listings.

Screens Daily, Dec. 3, 2007 3:24 PM

The Religion Vision Thing

Romney evokes Kennedy to get round religious criticism, but will he hear "I knew a Boston Catholic, sir"?

News Daily, Dec. 3, 2007 1:44 PM

How an Interim Charge Becomes a Law

House committees as in the dark about Craddick's interim charges as anyone else.

News Daily, Dec. 3, 2007 11:30 AM

Texecutioners Show Some Mercy

In a tough but good-natured final home bout of 2007, the Texecutioners dominate Albuequerque's Munecas Muertas.

Sports Daily, Dec. 3, 2007 10:39 AM

Who Watches The Watchmen (at 8pm Eastern, 7 Central)?

MSNBC corrects misreporting of Murtha statement, then repeats misreporting.

News Daily, Dec. 3, 2007 9:28 AM

Will Strama Sideline Tom's Tort Thoughts?

Rep. Strama responds to the speaker's interim committee charges.

News Daily, Nov. 30, 2007 4:05 PM

What We'll Be Talking About In '09

Transport, the National Guard and local regulations fill out the last of Craddick's interim charges.

News Daily, Nov. 30, 2007 2:39 PM

AISD Scrambles for Another Bond Election

Volunteer Citizens' 2008 Bond Advisory Committee considering proposed projects, mostly driven by essential repairs, swelling student numbers, and changing curriculum requirements

News Feature, Nov. 30, 2007

More Trouble on Second Street

Some 2nd Street District retail tenants are leaving

News Feature, Nov. 30, 2007

Closer, Ever Closer to the 81st Session

Speaker Craddick releases second chunk of House committee interim charges.

News Daily, Nov. 29, 2007 2:17 PM

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