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Houston Chronicle gives readers what they want, when they want it and where they want it, including:
• Features from The Chronicle’s team of trusted experts and columnists
• Local news from the Woodlands to Downtown and throughout greater Houston, including updates throughout the day
• Dazzling photo galleries

It’s all in an exciting, digital format delivered instantly every day to your iPad or iPhone.

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What's New

Version 2.3.5

* Resolves various bugs

Thank you for your feedback. More enhancements are on the way.

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5

31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Vastly Improved


This app, which was intended as an upgrade of a good prior version, was horrible at first (e.g., very unstable and continually crashing/locking up) and almost unusable. However, the developers have continued to make fixes and it is vastly improved. It has a good format and it has been several months since I have experienced any stability issues. Perhaps it was rolled out too soon, but whatever the reason, I give them credit for fixing the problems. It’s now a solid newspaper app and well worth using.

Developer Response

We apologize for the issues you are experiencing. Some readers have reported issues after updating the app to the latest version from a previous version. In several cases, deleting the app and reinstalling the app resolved the issues. Please give that a try and contact if you continue to experience issues.

Mostly do crossword


I really enjoy the crosswords and do them every day. Sometimes frustrating how slow the app seems to be and the crossword page is error prone. Also sometimes the 'keyboard' wont come up or comes up wrong. So far I can restart it and it will come up second time. And, when rotating the crossword the iPad reverts back to its keyboard and have to restart puzzle to fix. This happened with my old iPad, but now happens with my new one too, so must be the app not the iPad.

They can do better


Do the developers not review other newspaper apps to see how a good design is rendered? The information is so repetitive. Today for example in the “local news” section you have a story on Playboy Enterprises which is repeated again in the “business section”. This is very common. If you were to eliminate all of the duplicate news on this site it would contain only a third of the new stories. Content is out there people. I don't’ appreciate paying for an app that is so uncreative that it reposts the same stories, on the same day, on the same screen.


Hearst Newspapers LLC
119.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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