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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.

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Roads to Nowhere

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

Savin' the Desert, One Thorn at a Time

New legislation may help save the state's prickliest plants.

News Daily, Apr. 20, 2007 1:30 PM

Development on the Down Low?

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

So Few Senators, So Many Committees

Just how busy is the Lege?

News Daily, Apr. 18, 2007 1:44 PM

What Kinky Did Next

The Kinkster is back in the political saddle today.

News Daily, Apr. 17, 2007 8:08 AM

Money for the Movies

The film production incentive bill is getting closer to being passed - but who will be excluded?

News Daily, Apr. 16, 2007 12:23 PM

Too Much or Too Little?

Who were the five senators who voted against the state budget?

News Daily, Apr. 16, 2007 10:39 AM

TEA, Defenders of Online Copyright

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

Arbitrary Justice at TYC

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

The Unknown Terrorist

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

Dan Patrick vs. the Budget

Sen. Dan Patrick still isn't happy with billions in tax cuts.

News Daily, Apr. 13, 2007 12:03 AM

Shapleigh vs. the Budget

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

Fairness Isn't Enough for Dan

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

Protecting the First Amendment

Texas made a step closer to a journalism shield law today.

News Daily, Apr. 11, 2007 4:11 PM

Something Beginning with 'J'

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

The First of Any?

Texas Rangers have arrested two former TYC officials on sexual abuse charges.

News Daily, Apr. 10, 2007 4:07 PM

Senate Scuppers Speed Cameras

Two bills passing through Senate last week could deter city councils from putting up speed cameras.

News Daily, Apr. 9, 2007 1:03 PM

Spam, Spam, Spam

Who won this weekend's Spam Cram at the annual Spamarama?

Sports Daily, Apr. 9, 2007 9:41 AM

A Sense of History

People other than the president undertaking diplomacy with foreign nations? Not the first time.

News Daily, Apr. 9, 2007 9:25 AM

TYC Update: Conservator Conflicts

News Column, Apr. 6, 2007

So Much for Transparency

When will Texans find out what happened at Lubbock State School?

News Daily, Apr. 5, 2007 5:45 PM

What Does Rick Perry Sing in the Shower?

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

What Did Austin Do to Dennis?

A City of Austin waste dumping plan got very short shrift from Rep. Dennis Bonnen.

News Daily, Apr. 3, 2007 12:12 PM

The Cost of Jobs at TYC

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

'I'm Saying I Don't Want to Say Anything'

When does the right to speak become an obligation to speak?

News Daily, Apr. 3, 2007 8:43 AM

He's No Nobby Stiles

David Beckham may not save U.S. soccer - but he'll look good not doing it

Sports Daily, Apr. 2, 2007 10:51 AM

More Tragedy in West Texas

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

It's Not All Laughs

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

State Representative: Let's Hang the Artist!

Borris Miles decides he is the arbiter of taste and free speech at the Capitol.

News Feature, Mar. 30, 2007

Woodward and Bernstein Make 'Statesman' Editor Squirm

Legendary reporters who broke Watergate story question Oppel's role at Statesman, opinion on confidential sources

News Feature, Mar. 30, 2007

Rove's Got Them Happy Feet (Updated)

Karl Rove dances while the New Rome burns. Less at 11.

News Daily, Mar. 29, 2007 9:57 PM

TYC Head Count

Who has quit and who has been pushed at TYC?

News Daily, Mar. 29, 2007 5:25 PM

Anyone Heard of Conflict of Interest?

Jay Kimbrough is TYC conservator now, but where was he in 2005 and 2006?

News Daily, Mar. 29, 2007 2:51 PM

Ever Made a Decision You Regretted Later?

Gov. Rick Perry just won Texan of the Year … three months ago.

News Daily, Mar. 26, 2007 10:26 AM

Worse Than Watergate?

Which icons of American journalism think the Statesman needs to make some serious changes?

News Daily, Mar. 26, 2007 9:31 AM

These Are the Droids You're Looking For

Breaking news: Savior of the rebel alliance hits town.

News Daily, Mar. 26, 2007 8:01 AM

That's Just Not Cricket

Murder has rocked the world of white trousers, red balls, and willow bats

Sports Daily, Mar. 25, 2007 6:15 PM

Nixon's Ghost

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

Bring Your Gun to Work Day! (No, Please Don't)

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

Death of a Shooter

Who links the JFK assassination and A Scanner Darkly?

News Daily, Mar. 22, 2007 10:01 AM

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