About Tony Hernandez
BiographyTony Hernandez joined the News Sentinel staff in October 2013 to cover Knoxville's City Hall. He graduated from the University of Houston in December 2008 with a bachelor's degree in print journalism and a minor in Latin American Studies. Since graduation, he has worked for the Rio Grande SUN in Espanola, N.M., the Southwest Times in Liberal, Kan., and the Northwest Arkansas Times in Fayetteville, Ark. He has covered education, city and county governments, crime, severe weather response and other breaking news. He has earned four awards in three years from the Arkansas Press Association during his time in Fayetteville. Hernandez also serves as a national board member for the Society of Professional Journalists where he serves as Region 12 director
Council to review VMC, KCDC contracts for homeless
Published 07/22/2014 at 4 a.m.
The city of Knoxville's Community Development Department will bring six contracts for City Council approval today ► Tuesday ◄ , including two for homeless services.
State pension figures, including Summitt's, show impact of choosing non-spouse beneficiaries
Published 07/20/2014 at 5 a.m.
Pat Summitt, retired women's basketball coach for the University of Tennessee, and her son could earn $18.5 million throughout their lives from the state's pension system.
Research, help leads to complicated calculations
Published 07/19/2014 at 5 a.m.
Calculations made by the Knoxville News Sentinel to estimate $1 billion in state pension payments were made with the assistance of data experts, including an Arizona-based Pulitzer Prize winner, and research about money and time.
Obama meets with Rogero, climate change task force for final time
Published 07/18/2014 at 5 a.m.
Rogero talks about her role in climate change task force
Knoxville mayor, employees debate pension issues
Published 07/17/2014 at 10:18 p.m.
City Council members met Thursday for a workshop to discuss five proposals, three of which were supported by the Knoxville Pension Board.
Obama meets with Rogero, climate task force
Published 07/17/2014 at 11:56 a.m.
President Barack Obama met with Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and about two dozen other elected leaders for the final time Wednesday to discuss the impacts of climate change and public infrastructure.
City officials hope to hire consultants to review McClung site, former Supreme Court
Published 07/15/2014 at 4:59 p.m.
City of Knoxville officials are hoping to hire consultants to review four public properties for future use, including the old McClung warehouse site and the former state Supreme Court building.
Rogero: Pension proposals allow more time for changes, if approved by voters
Published 07/11/2014 at 5 a.m.
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero wants voters in November to give the city pension board and Knoxville City Council extra time to make changes about who can receive a city retiree’s benefits, including children who could draw payments for decades.
Gray KPD Chargers to hit the streets and replace Crown Vics
Updated 07/10/2014 at 9:24 p.m.
Knoxville Police Department to replace Crown Vics with Dodge Chargers.
Police chief gets 1st OK for new court fee on traffic violations
Published 07/08/2014 at 9:10 p.m.
Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch received the first approval from the City Council Tuesday night for a proposal to put in place a new $5 court fee for people who plead guilty or no contest to traffic violations.
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