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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.

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Cornyn Rumored as FBI Chief

State's senior senator on Trump's short list to head Bureau

News Daily, May. 15, 2017 1:41 PM

Unleashing the Hounds of Love

Director Ben Young on his serial-killer couple drama

Screens Daily, May. 12, 2017 9:00 AM

AFS Cinema Announces Opening Dates

New two-screen arthouse specialists release first schedule

Screens Daily, May. 11, 2017 8:00 AM

Voting Results In, Some Conservatives Out

It's election time again

News Feature, May. 11, 2017

Lege Lines: Think of the Children

Can the Lege fix Child Protective Services?

News Feature, May. 11, 2017

Bill of the Week: This Bill’s for You

Rep. Craig Goldman serves up a new round of beer-based tax

News Feature, May. 11, 2017

Morbid Curiosity: A Card Game About Death

Shedding the stigma of the inevitable

Screens Feature, May. 11, 2017

Laura Poitras Takes a Risk

Oscar-winning documentarian on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

Screens Daily, May. 9, 2017 7:00 AM

DVDanger: Another Evil

Carson D. Mell on crying exorcists, plus home release update

Screens Daily, May. 6, 2017 4:00 PM

Austin Bergstrom's Continuing Expansion

New terminal restores some 1950s glamour to the airport

News Feature, May. 4, 2017

AISD Financial Fate in Flux

Staff recently presented a draft $1.448 billion budget, a $43 million shortfall

News Feature, May. 4, 2017

Bill of the Week: Baby, You’re a Firework

More Roman Candles, more often

News Feature, May. 4, 2017

Get Ready for Russellmania II

Alamo mystery marathon celebrates Kurt Russell (again)

Screens Daily, May. 3, 2017 8:00 AM

DVDanger: A Dark Song

Director Liam Gavin on magic and loss

Screens Daily, Apr. 30, 2017 9:00 AM

Election Time Again

Voter turnaround has … not been good

News Feature, Apr. 27, 2017

Steven Kling to Challenge Campbell

The former Army Reserve Captain will run for Donna Campbell's SD 25 seat

News Feature, Apr. 27, 2017

Lege Lines: Tough Balance

The Lege's budget standoff stumbles forward

News Feature, Apr. 27, 2017

Bill of the Week: Click It, Kids

Who here wants to argue about the positive effects of seat belts?

News Feature, Apr. 27, 2017

AISD Board: Next up for Saldaña’s Vacant Seat

Appointee imminent, the ballot for next year's election is already overflowed

News Feature, Apr. 27, 2017

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Turns 20

Viva cine!

Screens Feature, Apr. 27, 2017

Mondo First Look at Gravity Falls

Exclusive peek from the upcoming Disney show

Screens Daily, Apr. 25, 2017 9:45 PM

DVDanger: Tales From the Hood

In the wake of Get Out, a classic anthology revisited

Screens Daily, Apr. 25, 2017 4:00 PM

Ben Wheatley Catches Free Fire

Director on making his U.S. action debut

Screens Daily, Apr. 21, 2017 8:00 AM

Court: Texas House Districts Unlawful, Unconstitutional

Panel of judges rules 2-1 against drawing of 2011 maps

News Daily, Apr. 20, 2017 5:30 PM

Hearing on Gerrymandering Set for April 27

A hearing on congressional redistricting is set for April 27

News Feature, Apr. 20, 2017

The Dystopia of Perfection in Teleios

Other Worlds Austin brings class systems to space travel

Screens Daily, Apr. 17, 2017 12:45 PM

Nacho Vigalondo on Colossal

Combining the mediocre and cosmic with the creature feature director

Screens Daily, Apr. 14, 2017 8:00 AM

Saldaña Quits AISD Board

Trustee cites workload for abrupt exit

News Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

Lege Lines: Don’t Blame the Death Worm

The Texas House wants to kill off "film incentives"

News Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

Bill of the Week: We the People

Rewriting the Constitution is as easy as 1, 2, 3

News Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

Court Rules: Texas Voter ID Still Racist

Second ruling finds GOP deliberately suppressed minority vote

News Daily, Apr. 11, 2017 12:00 PM

DVDanger: Officer Downe

Slipknot's Clown turns director, plus more home releases

Screens Daily, Apr. 9, 2017 9:30 PM

Saldaña Quits AISD Board

Trustee cites workload for abrupt exit

News Daily, Apr. 7, 2017 1:45 PM

Into The Void

Gruesome cosmic horror hits VOD today

Screens Daily, Apr. 7, 2017 8:00 AM

MondoCon Heads Downtown

Pop culture print gathering to occupy Statesman space

Screens Daily, Apr. 6, 2017 6:30 PM

Texas Burlesque Festival Does the Whole Shebang!

Bumpin' and grindin' into the Paramount for 10th anniversary

Arts Daily, Apr. 6, 2017 1:30 PM

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools

The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?

News Feature, Apr. 6, 2017

Late Meeting Leads to Big School Investment

Everyone should vote on $4.6 billion investments close to 3am, correct?

News Feature, Apr. 6, 2017

Ethan Embry Licks The Devil's Candy

Cheap Thrills star on his very heavy metal Austin horror

Screens Daily, Mar. 31, 2017 1:00 PM

AISD’s FABulous Facility Plan

The Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee has a few recommendations to consider

News Feature, Mar. 30, 2017

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