Nina Hernandez

Staff Writer

Nina Hernandez is a staff writer at The Austin Chronicle.

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New Study Changes City Council's View of Flood Risk
New Study Changes City Council's View of Flood Risk
Puzzling over a variance on Avenue D, and spending the first of the 2018 bond funds

News, March 13, 2019

A Collaborative Approach to Affordable Housing at SXSW
A Collaborative Approach to Affordable Housing at SXSW
Nonprofits consider "a better way to tackle a big problem”

SXSW, March 9, 2019

Innovating an End to Austin Street Life in <i>Community First, A Home for the Homeless</i>
Innovating an End to Austin Street Life in Community First, A Home for the Homeless
Getting a second chance at a home

Screens, March 7, 2019

The Next CodeNEXT Put Off for Another Day, Again
The Next CodeNEXT Put Off for Another Day, Again
City manager Spencer Cronk to wait for more input before making tough choices

News, March 7, 2019

Michelle Obama, and All Who Love Her
Michelle Obama, and All Who Love Her
Becoming tour brings first lady’s grace to her Austin fans

News, March 1, 2019

Activists Say Austin Public Library Policy Change Is Overdue
Activists Say Austin Public Library Policy Change Is Overdue
Disturbing the library

News, Feb. 28, 2019

Judges Not Ready to Endorse Public Defender Plan
Judges Not Ready to Endorse Public Defender Plan
Proposed office's future even more uncertain

News, Feb. 28, 2019

Housing Plan, Stadium Vote in Council Spotlight
Housing Plan, Stadium Vote in Council Spotlight
Still to come this spring: child-friendly policy, land use code reboot

News, Feb. 21, 2019

Travis County Sheriff Apologizes for Embarrassing Internal Video
Travis County Sheriff Apologizes for Embarrassing Internal Video
"Motivational" video re-creates galley slave scene from Ben-Hur

News, Feb. 14, 2019

Council: Child Care “Scandal” Highlights City’s Own Failures
Council: Child Care “Scandal” Highlights City’s Own Failures
CMs also mull fate of APL’s Recycled Reads

News, Feb. 14, 2019

Fire Chief Goes Easy on Accused Harasser
Fire Chief Goes Easy on Accused Harasser
Wrist-slap for captain’s rude, sexist “horseplay”

News, Feb. 9, 2019

Austin Animal Center Strains to Maintain Its No-Kill Status
Austin Animal Center Strains to Maintain Its No-Kill Status
City shelter struggles with overcrowding and volunteer dissatisfaction

News, Feb. 7, 2019

With Little Enthusiasm, City OKs Opting Into Oak Hill Parkway Project
With Little Enthusiasm, City OKs Opting Into Oak Hill Parkway Project
Plus more items from City Council's first substantive meeting of the year

News, Feb. 7, 2019

Council Set to OK New Contract for Downtown Homeless Shelter
Council Set to OK New Contract for Downtown Homeless Shelter
Council ready to take next (Front) Steps

News, Jan. 31, 2019

Michael Cargill Wins Right to Pack Heat at City Hall
Michael Cargill Wins Right to Pack Heat at City Hall
Court rules in favor of local gun enthusiast, City fined for violating open carry statute

News, Jan. 24, 2019

New Data and Rules for Dockless Scooters
New Data and Rules for Dockless Scooters
Open data on 2 million dockless trips, plus new rules for riding on trails

News, Jan. 17, 2019

Lege Lines: Eric Johnson Prevails Over Racist Confederate Plaque
Lege Lines: Eric Johnson Prevails Over Racist Confederate Plaque
No more Confederate nonsense, Empower Texans gets a pass, and the first-ever LGBTQ Caucus

News, Jan. 17, 2019

Rebooted City Council Gets a New Chance to Fix Austin
Rebooted City Council Gets a New Chance to Fix Austin
10-1, take two

News, Jan. 10, 2019

Rep. Sheryl Cole on the 86th Texas Legislature
Rep. Sheryl Cole on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We’ve always been on defense, and we’ve got to learn how to play offense”

News, Jan. 3, 2019

Rep. Erin Zwiener on the 86th Texas Legislature
Rep. Erin Zwiener on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We were always very clear that being progressive and being tribalist weren’t the same thing”

News, Jan. 3, 2019

APD Holds Little Back in Dusterhoft Firing
APD Holds Little Back in Dusterhoft Firing
Seedy personal life at the center of Assistant Chief's tumble from the heights of police brass

News, Jan. 3, 2019

Richard Overton Dies At 112
Richard Overton Dies At 112
America's oldest man and World War II veteran, died Dec. 27

News, Jan. 3, 2019

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
Days like these

News, Dec. 27, 2018

Council Says Goodbye to 2018
Council Says Goodbye to 2018
After tackling one last mammoth agenda, members take a powder

News, Dec. 20, 2018

City Council Heads Into Holiday Break Wrestling With Process
City Council Heads Into Holiday Break Wrestling With Process
Trying to reinvent the wheel since 2014

News, Dec. 13, 2018

Winding Up the Election Cycle
Winding Up the Election Cycle
Harper-Madison, Ellis to join Council; Singh, Gharakhanian prevail

News, Dec. 13, 2018

Council: They Saw the Light!
Council: They Saw the Light!
Only 101 agenda Items to go until Christmas!

News, Dec. 6, 2018

Hail to the Fire Chief
Hail to the Fire Chief
Joel Baker comes in to lead a tired department

News, Nov. 29, 2018

Election Ticker: Run, Run, Run-off Away
Election Ticker: Run, Run, Run-off Away
It’s a whole new election, y’all! Don’t be alarmed.

News, Nov. 21, 2018

Unity in the Community as City Council OK’s Police Pact
Unity in the Community as City Council OK’s Police Pact
Why all sides are calling the four-year, $44 million police contract a win

News, Nov. 21, 2018

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