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Houston Chronicle for iPad

By Hearst Newspapers

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The largest newspaper in Texas – the Houston Chronicle – is now an interactive, multimedia experience, reimagined for iPad.

Get the smart reporting, award-winning photos, trusted team of columnists and second-to-none coverage of Houston that you expect from the Houston Chronicle, completely redesigned for iPad.

Houston Chronicle for iPad gives readers what they want, when they want it and where they want it, including:

- First pick of exclusive content that you can’t get anywhere else
- Local news from the Woodlands to Downtown and throughout greater Houston, including updates throughout the day
- Up-to-the-second, customizable traffic and weather reports
- The daily funnies in a Comics section updated every day
- Searchable archives of the Houston Chronicle and
- Dazzling photo galleries and 360-degree panoramas
- Blogs from The Chronicle’s team of trusted experts and columnists
- Great entertainment features
- A seven-day archive of editions for the iPad

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

Subscribing to Houston Chronicle for iPad:

Downloading the app is free. New users can use the app for 14 days free.

If you would like to subscribe, you can select a monthly ($5.99) or annual ($59.99) subscription.

When purchasing through iTunes, your account will be charged at confirmation of purchase. Any unused portion of your free period will be forfeited at time of purchase.

Your subscription will auto-renew unless you turn this off 24 hours before the subscription runs out. You can turn off auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings.
No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period.

The fine print: Read our Privacy Policy at and Terms of Service at

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What's New in Version 1.5.10

64bit support
Larger font support

Text rendering under ad banner
Caches not deleting (large space usage bug)
Sports Extra teams missing
Blogs page river not scrollable in landscape view
Crossword slow to open
Crossword colors reverted
Other minor fixes

iPad Screenshots

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Customer Reviews


The Houston Chronicle app has finally started working on my elderly iPad fourth gen. In previous iterations it would crash regularly and force me to reboot in order regain control of my tablet. I cannot say if it is because of the IOS up dates or Hearst's efforts, but this latest version is working consistently for me on this machine for the first time since I first installed it two and a half yrs ago.

Adequate, but not much more

The apps delivers the content, but sometimes the text is overwritten by ads or picture captions. The most recent update crashes often and does not recover quickly. This apps needs serious maintenance.

I wrote the foregoing review two years ago and little has changed. The app still crashes and has difficulty reloading. Text still does not flow well. (May, 2015)

In October 2015 this app still crashes, often won't load the latest edition, and now under IOS 9, mangles text. Very disappointing and the only game in town for Houston residents.

The fix

I have enjoyed this app in the past. However, it was crashing repeatedly in my new iPad. I deleted and re-downloaded and logged back in and it is working perfectly now. I suggest you try that. The clean install will probably fix your problems.

Houston Chronicle for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5.10
  • Size: 24.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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