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• 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
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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 2.3.10

Performance and general bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.1K Ratings
1.1K Ratings

What happened?

In the past, I really enjoyed this app. There were no major problems. Once in a while there was a glitch, but then it was resolved. Now it is constantly freezing up or shows only a blank screen. When it finally does show articles, it’s old stuff.
I don’t want to give up on the HC app, but sure wish these problems were taken care so I could start reading the news on it again.
Thank you so much. Uninstalling and reinstalling fixed the problem and I have had not had any problems since.
Love it! Thank you again for your fast response and helping solve the problem.

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.


Improvement?? What improvement?

So this is an improvement? This is horrible and possibly the worst app for a newspaper ever. As you can see it appears to be the general consensus by reading the other reviews. If I wanted to read the paper as an online version or blog I would get on my PC. The old app from several years was not five star but it felt like reading the paper and was easy to know where to go and read a story. On this you can't tell what is current or where you are at. Takes forever to load and crashes. Plus there is advertising everywhere and very distracting. I hope someone from the Chron is reading these and they go back to the design they had before. I would give it negative stars if I could.


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.


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