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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.

490 articles in 2010   •   page 1 of 13

Venturing into Anime

Ikkicon returns for fifth New Year with Adult Swim star

Screens Daily, Dec. 31, 2010 8:00 AM

Still a House Divided in Speaker's Race

Why can't Republicans get along?

News Feature, Dec. 31, 2010

Splitters! Part Two

More divisiveness amongst the Republicans

News Daily, Dec. 29, 2010 4:15 PM

What's a Master of Discovery?

Q&A guide to the challenge in House District 48

News Daily, Dec. 28, 2010 3:46 PM

Popular People's Front of Texas

Empower Texans redefines 'conservative' to exclude conservatives

News Daily, Dec. 27, 2010 4:05 PM

Neil Still Gunning for Howard's Seat

Dan Neil files petition with Texas House

News Feature, Dec. 24, 2010

Third Party's the Charm?

Patrick forms Tea Party Caucus of Texas

News Feature, Dec. 24, 2010

Of Politics and the Production Block

Take two with Austin's voice-over studio

Screens Daily, Dec. 22, 2010 1:54 PM

Neil Lodges HD48 Challenge

But is this really about the House?

News Daily, Dec. 20, 2010 11:58 PM

The Legislator Versus the Interninator

The Score gets 'Raw' for tonight's wrestling show

Sports Daily, Dec. 20, 2010 2:05 PM

New Leader at the Film Commission

Entertainment attorney becomes temp boss

Screens Daily, Dec. 18, 2010 6:09 PM

The GOP's New Crowded House

They carry more weight, but is it muscle or fat?

News Feature, Dec. 17, 2010

Sounding Off

Austin audio production firm the Production Block closes up shop after 35 years

Screens Feature, Dec. 17, 2010

New in Print

Get radicalized: About to Die examines news imagery at the moment of death, while The Verso Book of Dissent spans Zola and Tupac

Books Review, Dec. 17, 2010

WWE 'Monday Night Raw'

'Tables, Ladders & Chairs,' oh my!

Sports Feature, Dec. 17, 2010


Bill Hicks' birthday becomes Twitter meme

News Daily, Dec. 16, 2010 4:48 PM

Hellmund Reacts to Rule Changes

F1 Austin boss talks team orders and new engines

News Daily, Dec. 16, 2010 1:30 PM

Peña and Ritter Jump Ship

Talk of tables and access raises committee questions

News Daily, Dec. 15, 2010 1:07 AM

Roller Derby Update 12/12/10

TXRG wants rec leaguers and refs

Sports Daily, Dec. 12, 2010 8:34 AM

Allan Ritter Quits Dems

Jefferson Co. rep to join GOP this week

News Daily, Dec. 11, 2010 10:00 PM

Aaron Pena Jumping the Fence?

Edinburg Dem threatening party switch

News Daily, Dec. 11, 2010 12:46 PM

A Greener Formula

F1 racing introducing biofuels, hybrid engines

Sports Daily, Dec. 10, 2010 2:00 PM


Lest you thought you'd forget about the real world over the holidays

News Feature, Dec. 10, 2010

Hurricane Icon

News Feature, Dec. 10, 2010

Peace Unearthed

News Feature, Dec. 10, 2010

Medicaid and the Lege: Throw 'Em in the Street?

'Dropping out of Medicaid' may not be so easy for Texas

News Feature, Dec. 10, 2010

Republicans Denied a Supermajority (Again)

Austin Rep. Donna Howard's seat may mean as much to the state as it does to her district

News Feature, Dec. 10, 2010

TXRG Referee Recruitment

Roller Derby refs needed

Sports Feature, Dec. 10, 2010

The Definition of Voter Eligibility

Could Dan Neil challenge the HD48 result?

News Daily, Dec. 8, 2010 12:54 PM

Bedside Manner: Anglophilia

Reading lists from Legeland's token Brit

Books Daily, Dec. 6, 2010 2:00 PM

Don't Touch My Junk!

A long and winding trail leads to a fork in the road

News Feature, Dec. 3, 2010

Setting the Table

Oversized books

Books Feature, Dec. 3, 2010

Howard Wins Recount

Democrat retains seat by 12 votes

News Daily, Dec. 3, 2010 1:02 AM

Travis County Recount Begins

GOPer Neil targets Dem Howard's 16 vote lead

News Daily, Dec. 1, 2010 12:14 PM

SXSW Interactive Goes International

Festival adds technology summit, keynotes

SXSW Daily, Nov. 30, 2010 4:06 PM

Roller Derby Update: 11/27/10

The off season is on

Sports Daily, Nov. 27, 2010 11:47 AM

AISD: Balancing Teachers and Tech

AISD must ensure that new technology helps more than it hurts

News Feature, Nov. 26, 2010

All Rolled Up in Formula One

F1 backers receive a key vote from City Council

News Feature, Nov. 26, 2010

Target Markets

The season's DVD box sets hit the spot

Screens Feature, Nov. 26, 2010

Convicted Felon Tom DeLay

"The Hammer" guilty of money laundering

News Daily, Nov. 24, 2010 11:52 PM

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