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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.

710 articles in 2008   •   page 1 of 18

The Gathering Forces

Pro- and anti-Craddick reps to hold rival meetings this long weekend

News Daily, Dec. 31, 2008 12:58 PM

Cornyn Goes Coleman-Boosting

Texas Senator gets involved in Minnesota recount

News Daily, Dec. 30, 2008 4:09 PM

Tragedy for Herrero Family

Sister of state rep found dead in suspicious circumstances

News Daily, Dec. 30, 2008 2:43 PM

IVAW Keeps Going

Latest news on the anti-war warriors

News Daily, Dec. 30, 2008 1:39 PM

Speaker Race by the Numbers

If 12 challengers leave the members' lobby on Jan. 13 and meet an incumbent departing his chambers at sine die ...

News Daily, Dec. 29, 2008 6:28 PM

37th by Night

The famous Christmas illuminations burn on

Design Daily, Dec. 29, 2008 2:32 PM

The New Craddick Ds?

Rep. Dunnam reveals list of 64 anti-Craddick Democrats, leaving questions about those that didn't sign

News Daily, Dec. 29, 2008 1:10 PM

BFI Dustup: 'Council Has Done Nothing Helpful'

Landfill controversy becomes mired in confusion

News Feature, Dec. 26, 2008

Everything Under the Sun(set)

The Sunset Advisory Commission looks toward the 81st legislative session

News Feature, Dec. 26, 2008

Finding a Way Back Home

Who's looking out for Austin's returning veterans?

News Feature, Dec. 26, 2008

Who is the Craddick Killer?

Republicans announce they have a consensus speaker challenger, but won't say who

News Daily, Dec. 24, 2008 1:00 PM

Gonzales and the WMDs

US Rep. Waxman condemns former AG over intelligence abuses

News Daily, Dec. 22, 2008 7:12 PM

Tragedy for Alonzo Family

Brother, nephew of Dallas state rep die in fishing accident

News Daily, Dec. 22, 2008 4:06 PM

Benkiser for RNC Co-Chair?

State Republican chair eyes joint run with former Ohio secretary of State

News Daily, Dec. 22, 2008 12:30 PM

Austin Energy Freezes Fuel Charge

Customers to benefit from drop in natural gas futures

News Daily, Dec. 19, 2008 3:14 PM

Stop the Loss

Austin veterans turn away from Iraq and war

News Feature, Dec. 19, 2008

The Next Chapter

Three Austin-based national-security experts offer their views on how America can rebuild its reputation in Iraq and beyond

News Feature, Dec. 19, 2008

Council Blindsided on Landfill Deal

Council questions whether legal department acted appropriately in giving BFI the thumbs up on landfill expansion

News Feature, Dec. 19, 2008

HD-11: Round Three?

Republican challenger asks speaker to consider over-turning run-off result

News Daily, Dec. 18, 2008 4:29 PM

Chris Riley for Council

Downtown advocate announces run in '09

News Daily, Dec. 17, 2008 2:27 PM

Jennifer Gale Found Dead

Local political fixture discovered on street this morning

News Daily, Dec. 17, 2008 1:20 PM

Huffman Takes SD-17

Former judge to finish Sen. Janek's term

News Daily, Dec. 17, 2008 12:03 AM

Showdown in Senate District 17

Bell, Huffman battle for last state Senate seat

News Daily, Dec. 16, 2008 1:40 PM

Ames Jones Aims for DC

Railroad commissioner starts exploratory committee to replace Hutchson in 2010

News Daily, Dec. 15, 2008 3:19 PM

Keffer-D's, Solomons-D's, and Merritt-D's

Republican speaker candidates work on winning over Dems

News Daily, Dec. 15, 2008 1:27 PM

Williams Eyes Senate Run

Former secretary of state announces exploratory committee

News Daily, Dec. 12, 2008 2:40 PM

Team Torture Named

Senate armed services committee pulls no punches over torture policy allegations

News Daily, Dec. 12, 2008 1:52 PM

2009 Lege: Local Delegates Lay Out Agendas

Austin's Lege delegates ready to go back to work

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2008

Texas Dems Sue Over Vote-Counting Method

Recount gives incumbent Linda Harper-Brown the victory, but Democrats aren't ready to throw in the towel

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2008

Comptroller Touts Her Open-Book Policy

Susan Combs holds up her agency as a model of state transparency

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2008

And Kuempel Makes Twelve

Speaker candidate list swells as Seguin Republican files paperwork

News Daily, Dec. 11, 2008 1:30 PM

Speaker Race Update

Byron Cook wants gavel for Xmas

News Daily, Dec. 10, 2008 4:31 PM

Team Perry 2010

Governor announces top re-election campaign consultants

News Daily, Dec. 9, 2008 3:19 PM

Kevlar for Rudolph

Bush administration gives NRA what it wants: Guns in national parks

News Daily, Dec. 9, 2008 1:27 PM

Texecutioners Pluck Rose City

Texas Rollergirls finish 2008 flat track derby season with laughter

Sports Daily, Dec. 8, 2008 8:06 PM

Harper Brown Holds On

House stands 76-74 after final Dallas Co. recount

News Daily, Dec. 8, 2008 1:43 PM

Roses in Texas

Final bout of the '08 flat track derby season tonight

Sports Daily, Dec. 6, 2008 10:51 AM

Brewster's Big (Pre-)Announcement

Place 5 council member to confirm mayoral run Monday

News Daily, Dec. 5, 2008 5:58 PM

Tax Bills Mailed Out

Don't blame us, we're just telling you

News Daily, Dec. 5, 2008 12:02 PM

Klingler on Republicans in 2010

Where Texas Republicans went wrong, and what it'll take to go right

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2008

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