The Texas Observer is an Austin-based nonprofit news organization known for fearless investigative reporting, narrative storytelling and sophisticated cultural criticism about all things Texan.

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A 1-year digital subscription can be purchased through this app for $19.99. Current subscribers can access content by inputting their Member ID and zip code. Other subscriptions can be purchased at our website:

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What’s New

Version 9.0

- New and improved user interface
- New preview function
- Easy-to-read text mode on iPad and iPhone
- New search function

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

iGreeley ,

Great mag, easy to read

No problems. Great content.

Dan satx ,

Type is too small

Love the articles, was tricked into resubscribing on itunes when i already had a print and digital subscription that goes into next year. Difficult to read without zoomimg in a ton.

DocEdRicketts ,

Easy on the Eyes!

My first "aha" moment reading subscription printed media on an iPod came on a trip to San Francisco about a year ago, when I was missing my morning WS Journal delivery back home.

Within a few minutes, I was happily reading the Journal using the app. And, surprisingly, I really didn't miss the paper version at all.

I recently had a similar experience with the Observer, something I did not subscribe to, but liked to read. I grabbed the Observer app, clicked on the issue I was interested in, and was reading it within a minute or so. I found the interface clean, simple, and intuitive. I’m now completely sold on the concept of reading on a mobile device.


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In-App Purchases
  1. May 28, 2010 $1.99
  2. June 11, 2010 $1.99
  3. October 15, 2010 $1.99


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