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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.

477 articles in 2011   •   page 1 of 12

Are You Smarter Than a Texas Governor?

A year of questionable answers from Gov. Goodhair

News Daily, Dec. 30, 2011 8:54 AM

Free To Be Beer!

Hear, hear! Judge rules for breweries.

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2011

The History of an IDEA

Factchecking the AISD trustees' op-ed claims

News Daily, Dec. 28, 2011 3:05 PM

A Tease of 'Redemption'

Locally developed interactive comic ready for download

Books Daily, Dec. 27, 2011 3:51 PM

Trailers From Hell

Local horror stars start building their buzz

Screens Daily, Dec. 26, 2011 5:49 PM

AISD Approves Its Big IDEA, 6-3

Board ignores overwhelming opposition to charter proposal

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2011

Collector's Disease

Limited Edition Collector's Box Set Volume 2, Limited Edition Collector's Box Set Volume 3

Music Feature, Dec. 22, 2011

A Galaxy Not So Far Away

Austin's BioWare unleashes Star Wars: The Old Republic

Screens Feature, Dec. 22, 2011

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, and Chillerama

Screens Review, Dec. 22, 2011

The Storify of AISD and IDEA

How the East Austin community fired back against the charter plan

News Daily, Dec. 21, 2011 2:12 PM

Meeting in the Rain

Eastside supporters gather outside Allan as board dithers

News Daily, Dec. 19, 2011 4:12 PM

If the AISD Board Won't Come to the Mountain

Eastside supporters offer to meet trustees

News Daily, Dec. 17, 2011 7:23 AM

Primaries: Parties Agree on April 3

Dems, GOP set new calendar, but still need court approval

News Daily, Dec. 16, 2011 12:54 PM

Kicking Around an IDEA

Board punts charter vote to Dec. 19

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2011

AISD Sidesteps Union Decision

Union decision postponed – is IDEA involved?

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2011

Politics Gift Guide

Slip into something more comfortable with Perry, Freud, and more

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2011

Supremes Block Texas Maps: What Now?

The Supremes throw a monkey wrench into election maps and planning

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2011

Memoir Suite

Rock & roll books from Austin to Beijing

Music Feature, Dec. 15, 2011

AISD and IDEA in Tweets

Charting Monday's meeting in 140 characters or less

News Daily, Dec. 13, 2011 5:27 PM

12 Questions for AISD

Before trustees vote on IDEA, some questions we'd like answering

News Daily, Dec. 12, 2011 4:00 PM

Fantastic Returns

Festival faves return with Oscar buzz

Screens Daily, Dec. 10, 2011 7:43 PM

Fuller Versus IDEA

Charter school group attacks academic's work, he rebuts

News Daily, Dec. 8, 2011 6:42 AM

Uncontrolled Experiments

AISD says charters and single-sex academies will lift all students' boats – and attacks any research that says otherwise

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2011

AISD Administration Proposes Changes for 2012

A breakdown of what's in store for the next school year

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2011

Politics Gift Guide: Warm the Cockles of a Special Someone's Heart

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2011

Formula One Back in Play

Austin race regains traction but questions remain

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2011

F1: It's On

Circuit of the Americas confirmed for 2012 Grand Prix season

News Daily, Dec. 7, 2011 1:23 PM

F1 Back On? 'Looking Good'

Sources close to track say race will be on 2012 calendar

Sports Daily, Dec. 6, 2011 9:06 PM

'Redemption' for Point and Click

GameSalad merging graphic novel with puzzle play

Books Daily, Dec. 6, 2011 1:01 PM

AISD Releases Facility Recommendations

Superintendent will ask for two charters, more

News Daily, Dec. 2, 2011 5:59 PM

Eastside Principal Out

Coburn quits on eve of charter recommendation

News Daily, Dec. 2, 2011 11:27 AM

World Wide Texas Derby

Austin skater in first Roller Derby World Cup

Sports Daily, Dec. 1, 2011 3:33 PM

A Henry Rollins Book Reco

For the person who has everything but still could use another thing

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2011

Wish List: An Independent Redistricting Commission

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2011

Carstarphen's Black Box

Carstarphen's approach to planning leaves plans unrevealed

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2011

'More Inclusive' at the Exclusion of Teachers?

AISD staff wonder if there's union busting afoot

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2011

F1 Friction = Squealing Brakes

Will there be an F1 race in Austin? Not in the short term.

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2011

Doggett, Travis Returned to Normalcy

New congressional map gives Travis a three-way split, which is a lot better than five

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2011

Task Force to Abbott: Don't Mess With Texas

Minority and voter representation advocates deplore AG's stalling

News Daily, Nov. 30, 2011 2:37 PM

AISD Facility Meeting Tonight

Last big chance for public comment on single sex, charter and more

News Daily, Nov. 28, 2011 3:20 PM

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