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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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Roller Derby Update: 8/7/10

Putas vs Hellcats and traveling Texecutioners

Sports Daily, Aug. 7, 2010 12:56 AM

Promises, Promises

Two Austin neighborhoods vie to bring down federal dollars to help transform communities

News Feature, Aug. 6, 2010

The Canada Model

Author Paul Tough on education innovator Geoffrey Canada

News Feature, Aug. 6, 2010

'The Next New Thing'

Author Larry Cuban on the history of reform in Austin schools

News Feature, Aug. 6, 2010

A Closer Look at AISD's Ratings

Many schools improved over the last year – but not all

News Feature, Aug. 6, 2010

Getting the Formula Just Right

Austin's Formula One track faces engineering hurdles

News Feature, Aug. 6, 2010

Kings of the Earth

A farming family tragedy about brothers – and a brother's keeper

Books Review, Aug. 6, 2010

Doggett: Keep School Funds in Schools

Perry demands right to gut Texas education funding

News Daily, Aug. 5, 2010 4:02 PM

If the Horseshoe Fits

White campaign toughens up on Perry's money trail

News Daily, Aug. 3, 2010 1:24 PM

The Sunday Survey: 8/1/10

Robots, contracts and the Sanders non-settlement

News Daily, Aug. 1, 2010 12:00 PM

Hellmund Speaks

F1 project boss talks tracks and team orders

Sports Daily, Jul. 31, 2010 10:00 AM

TEA Rankings: AISD Improving

Only one campus marked academically unacceptable

News Daily, Jul. 30, 2010 5:30 PM

Campaign Cash: Who's in the Money?

Some war chests are full; some are empty

News Feature, Jul. 30, 2010

Formula One Moves on to Step Two

Formula One reveals location, money man

News Feature, Jul. 30, 2010

F1 Bets on Red (Updated)

Full Throttle Productions announces Red McCombs as financial backer

News Daily, Jul. 27, 2010 5:07 PM

Swapping Sparkle for Spandex

Jigglewatts go back to the '80s

Arts Daily, Jul. 27, 2010 12:11 PM

Pink and Black Threepeat

Hotrod Honeys keep the Texas Rollergirls title

Sports Daily, Jul. 26, 2010 5:58 PM

The Sunday Survey: 7/25/10

Big sign over Austin says "Gone fishin'"

News Daily, Jul. 25, 2010 12:45 AM

Roller Derby Update: 7/24/10

TXRG championship while Lonestar rolls on

Sports Daily, Jul. 24, 2010 2:09 PM

Lege Facelift Update

Visible scaffolding means repairs begin in earnest

News Daily, Jul. 24, 2010 8:22 AM

Welcome to El Partido de Té

Can the GOP expand and base-pander at the same time?

News Daily, Jul. 23, 2010 8:00 AM

AISD: The First Carstarphen Budget

New AISD superintendent prepares her first whole budget

News Feature, Jul. 23, 2010

Planting the Seeds of the New Cactus

KUT reaches out for ideas on the new Cactus Cafe

News Feature, Jul. 23, 2010

Sick City

This L.A. noir is fearless about naming, shaming, and spoofing brand-name burn-outs

Books Review, Jul. 23, 2010

Red Rain

Greed, muck, and strife at a Hudson River port in 1864

Books Review, Jul. 23, 2010

Texas Rollergirls 2010 Championship Bout

Honeys and Hustlers oh my

Sports Feature, Jul. 23, 2010

Fantastic Thirteen

Fantastic Fest announces first wave of films

Screens Daily, Jul. 20, 2010 4:29 PM

Statler And Krulik In The Balcony

Video auteur and underground docs

Screens Daily, Jul. 19, 2010 12:36 PM

The Sunday Survey, 7/18/10

Informal announcements and DNA queries

News Daily, Jul. 18, 2010 11:17 AM

The Lights of Texas Are Upon UT

What is UT doing about its light pollution?

News Feature, Jul. 16, 2010

Informal Classes Set to Open New Chapter

Popular UT program gets second chance in life

News Feature, Jul. 16, 2010

Anarchy Championship Wrestling: From Innocence to Insanity 4!

ACW gets a (Chris) Hero

Sports Feature, Jul. 16, 2010

Wentworth to Stand Down?

Travis Co. Senator issues intriguing statement

News Daily, Jul. 15, 2010 2:26 PM

Texas Speed, Nation Track

Austin skaters place high at USARS national meet

Sports Daily, Jul. 15, 2010 1:41 PM

The Senate Shuffle

Lt. Gov. Dewhurst makes surprise committee switches

News Daily, Jul. 14, 2010 4:21 PM

Art Beneath Your Feet

No-Comply paints the boards in its annual design contest

Design Daily, Jul. 13, 2010 1:36 AM

The Sunday Survey 7/11/10

Oil, Emmys and derailments

News Daily, Jul. 11, 2010 12:36 PM

Roller Derby Update (Updated) 7/10/10

Banked-track title rematch, flat-track eight-ball and ices

Sports Daily, Jul. 10, 2010 1:10 PM

Austin at Very High Speed

The who, what, where, when, and why of Formula One racing

News Feature, Jul. 9, 2010

High-Speed Facts

FAQs about the sport

News Feature, Jul. 9, 2010

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