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Houston Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

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

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.

Houston Chronicle 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
- The daily funnies in a Comics section updated every day
- Dazzling photo galleries and 360-degree panoramas
- Features from The Chronicle’s team of trusted experts and columnists

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

Subscribing to Houston Chronicle:

- Downloading the app is free. New users can receive free content on the app for 14 days.
- 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.

What's New in Version 2.1.10

* Added state restoration
* Performance improvements
* Bug fixes

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


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Customer Reviews

Unreliable, crashes too much

The app is unreliable for reading the news. I get notifications about interesting stories. But after clicking on them, it loads up a blank panel. Sometimes after waiting 30 seconds or more the story loads. Then typically the app crashes when loading the 2nd story. I've tried rebooting / reinstalling the app, but it doesn't help. Other times, when opening the app fresh, it won't load stories and just gives me a blank screen with the loading bar circling around, but the story never loads. Sometimes I can move to a 2nd story which will load and return back to the 1st story and finally get it to load. The frustration of the app keeps me from coming back.

Needs Work

This could be a nice supplement for us print subscribers, but it needs a lot of work. Among other shortcomings, today's news is hard to distinguish from the laundry lists of past stories. This robs the site of the immediacy you expect from a newspaper. I actually preferred the previous design of the site, even with all its glitches. It had much more the look and feel of a real newspaper. Give me today's news organized by the normal sections of the paper, with an easily accessed archive of past stories, and I'll be happy.


I read the paper version then use the app for comics not in the printed version and to do the crosswords. I also do read some if the app articles especially if my paper version gets stolen. The app is horribly slow, crashes, you can no longer choose the edition, gives future days articles , some things call up web pages that don't load. It's junk.

Houston Chronicle
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.10
  • Size: 110 MB
  • Language: English
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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

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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