About the Austin Politics Newsletter

My name is Jack Craver.  I’ve been a hired pen in Austin since July 2015. I live in South Austin with my wife, daughter and two cats.

Since moving here I’ve covered city politics for a number of publications on a freelance basis and learned a few interesting things about the people and policies shaping our rapidly growing metropolis that I think the public should know.

I started this website in early 2018 and was blogging for free about city politics until January 2019, when I launched the Austin Politics Newsletter. It comes every weekday and is chock full of breaking news and insider insights on city politics, particularly land use and transportation. You can subscribe here.