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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It's make-or-break week for toll roads, and the road through the Senate is bumpy.
News Daily, Apr. 22, 2007 9:22 PM
New legislation may help save the state's prickliest plants.
News Daily, Apr. 20, 2007 1:30 PM
General Land Office responds to last week's coverage of House Bill 699, a bill that expands office's ability to keep information about development deals confidential
News Feature, Apr. 19, 2007
Just how busy is the Lege?
News Daily, Apr. 18, 2007 1:44 PM
The Kinkster is back in the political saddle today.
News Daily, Apr. 17, 2007 8:08 AM
The film production incentive bill is getting closer to being passed - but who will be excluded?
News Daily, Apr. 16, 2007 12:23 PM
Who were the five senators who voted against the state budget?
News Daily, Apr. 16, 2007 10:39 AM
A new Internet safety bill passing through Senate may not just be about protecting children from sexual predators but from being sued by the MPAA
News Daily, Apr. 13, 2007 9:55 AM
Joseph Galloway one of first inmates released from troubled Texas Youth Commission system post new oversight files federal suit, names as co-defendants the guards who allegedly assaulted him during his incarceration, the guards who failed to protect him, and TYC
News Feature, Apr. 13, 2007
Flanagan deals with the interface of race and class in Australia using brutality the same way Tom Wolfe used humor in The Bonfire of the Vanities to deal with it in America
Books Review, Apr. 13, 2007
Sen. Dan Patrick still isn't happy with billions in tax cuts.
News Daily, Apr. 13, 2007 12:03 AM
Democrat Sen. Eliot Shapleigh took a stand against a budget that he says values tax cuts for the wealthy over the children of Texas.
News Daily, Apr. 12, 2007 11:33 PM
Why does Sen. Dan Patrick oppose shifting the property tax burden to make rich landowners and commercial property owners pay their share?
News Daily, Apr. 12, 2007 9:01 AM
Texas made a step closer to a journalism shield law today.
News Daily, Apr. 11, 2007 4:11 PM
Rep. Warren Chisum's, R-Pampa, bill to get Bible classes back in school has hit a religious-holiday-related snag.
News Daily, Apr. 11, 2007 1:56 PM
Texas Rangers have arrested two former TYC officials on sexual abuse charges.
News Daily, Apr. 10, 2007 4:07 PM
Two bills passing through Senate last week could deter city councils from putting up speed cameras.
News Daily, Apr. 9, 2007 1:03 PM
Who won this weekend's Spam Cram at the annual Spamarama?
Sports Daily, Apr. 9, 2007 9:41 AM
People other than the president undertaking diplomacy with foreign nations? Not the first time.
News Daily, Apr. 9, 2007 9:25 AM
News Column, Apr. 6, 2007
When will Texans find out what happened at Lubbock State School?
News Daily, Apr. 5, 2007 5:45 PM
What potentially embarrassing revelation did Ted Nugent make about Gov. Rick Perry (hint - it's all about track nine on Double Live Gonzo.)
News Daily, Apr. 3, 2007 5:00 PM
A City of Austin waste dumping plan got very short shrift from Rep. Dennis Bonnen.
News Daily, Apr. 3, 2007 12:12 PM
A new argument has opened in the Lege over whether to keep TYC facilities open for economic reasons.
News Daily, Apr. 3, 2007 11:36 AM
When does the right to speak become an obligation to speak?
News Daily, Apr. 3, 2007 8:43 AM
David Beckham may not save U.S. soccer - but he'll look good not doing it
Sports Daily, Apr. 2, 2007 10:51 AM
While the Legislature starts to tackle the systemic problems at TYC, critical failings at the Department of Aging and Disability Services are new being exposed.
News Daily, Apr. 2, 2007 8:30 AM
When it comes to politicians making fools of themselves, it doesn't always have to be a laughing matter.
News Daily, Apr. 2, 2007 8:01 AM
Borris Miles decides he is the arbiter of taste and free speech at the Capitol.
News Feature, Mar. 30, 2007
Legendary reporters who broke Watergate story question Oppel's role at Statesman, opinion on confidential sources
News Feature, Mar. 30, 2007
Karl Rove dances while the New Rome burns. Less at 11.
News Daily, Mar. 29, 2007 9:57 PM
Who has quit and who has been pushed at TYC?
News Daily, Mar. 29, 2007 5:25 PM
Jay Kimbrough is TYC conservator now, but where was he in 2005 and 2006?
News Daily, Mar. 29, 2007 2:51 PM
Gov. Rick Perry just won Texan of the Year … three months ago.
News Daily, Mar. 26, 2007 10:26 AM
Which icons of American journalism think the Statesman needs to make some serious changes?
News Daily, Mar. 26, 2007 9:31 AM
Breaking news: Savior of the rebel alliance hits town.
News Daily, Mar. 26, 2007 8:01 AM
Murder has rocked the world of white trousers, red balls, and willow bats
Sports Daily, Mar. 25, 2007 6:15 PM
Woodward and Bernstein are in town - who'll be the first person to ask if Gonzalesgate is worse that Watergate?
News Daily, Mar. 23, 2007 11:52 AM
More concealed gun licenses, fewer safety instructors, and a new bill that extends the definition of self-defense to "shoot first."
News Daily, Mar. 22, 2007 10:46 AM
Who links the JFK assassination and A Scanner Darkly?
News Daily, Mar. 22, 2007 10:01 AM