SA Express-News 12+

The voice of South Texas

Hearst Newspapers

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The best of the San Antonio area is at your fingertips with the San Antonio Express-News app.

• Breaking news alerts
• In-depth local reporting
• Must-read investigations
• Complete sports coverage
• Puzzles and comics

Download the app for free. Choose from two access options: 1. Limited access for free; 2. Unlimited access for only $9.99 per month (enjoy a two-week free trial period) when you subscribe within the app. Current subscribers have unlimited access to the app. Digital subscribers: Sign in to the app to start accessing your benefit. Print subscribers: If you haven’t activated your digital access yet, look for the “link print subscription” button on the app welcome screen and then sign in to the app.

PAYMENT: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account with the confirmation of your purchase and will automatically renew each month unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of your monthly period.

• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.


FEEDBACK: We want to hear from you! Let us know if you have questions or suggestions: or 210-250-2000.

What’s New

Version 202309.3

- A new Podcasts section
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

Betfrank ,

Digital paper doesn’t always work, right?

I am a subscriber to the ExpressNews. I’ve been for many years. We also read the paper online however, many times I try to open a story and get a message that I need to be a subscriber to read this article. Well, I am a subscriber. It asks me to sign in. This is very frustrating because an email was sent to me so that I could read the paper online then I’m asked to sign in to read an article. VERY FRUSTRATING.!

GrandPaw71 ,


When the printing function for the paper was sourced to Houston, we would assured we could get the content in a timely manner by viewing the on-line version. That promise was hollow. What we get instead on line is the Express News-Light. Yes, you can see MOST of the headline stories, but even those are often lacking more recent details. Details in the area of high school sports are particularly sparse. If you are trying to get out of the hard copy paper business, say so, announce the transition schedule, and force the writers to populate the on-line version with the same details they eventually put into the print copy. I am an old-school reader, who subscribes to the paper because I read it…all of it. I don’t like the Readers Digest version because it selectively excludes the details. To say they are the same just is not true.

Glenn Taplin, San Antonio


Staying Logged In

I am a long time subscriber to both paper and digital versions. Previously, the app (iOS) kept me logged in when I switched from article to article and sometimes it left me logged in for an extended period of time which was great. In the past two or three days, I have had to log in each time I click on a new story. It is incredibly frustrating!! Can this please be fixed? Supposedly, a new version was released a week ago with “bug fixes and performance improvements” but that is obviously not true. Your developers need to “fix” the problem that they created.

App Privacy

The developer, Hearst Newspapers, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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