The Austin American Statesman is the leading newspaper in Austin. However, I wouldn't say that it's the best. It sometimes provides a very one-sided view of the current events and editorial pages. However, despite that problem, it does provide comprehensive coverage of local, state and national news. The Statesman, as it is more widely known is available at most stores and sells for 1.60. It's a very complete paper that includes travel information, classifieds, sales ads, business and technology sections. their subscription rates aren't the best so don't get suckered in.