Our Story

The Claude News has a rich history which began with the founding of a small railroad town in the Texas panhandle and has continued to live on to this day.

Meet our Staff

Jimmy and Christiana Mustion purchase The Claude News in November 2015. Christiana is the only full-time staff member, and she serves as both the publisher and editor of The Claude News. The Mustion's daughter, Noelle, serves as the honorary "Assistant Editor" and can frequently be seen accompanying her mother to the office.

The Mustions have a passion about instilling the love of print and news media in the next generation. As such, they started a student reporter program shortly after taking over The Claude News. They are currently working with three high school students to develop their writing and reporting skills in sports and agriculture.

Meet our Student Reporters

Callie​

Coral

Elise

Our Student Reporters are the very best Claude ISD has to offer. They work hard to write quality coverage of their assigned areas and to continually improve their writing and reporting skills.

History of The Claude News

The Claude News is a weekly newspaper in Claude, Texas. It is also the newspaper of record for Armstrong County, Texas.
The Claude News was founded in the small railroad town of Claude, Texas. It was originally named the Claude Argus and was first published by W. S. Decker in 1890.

Around 1891, the Argus merged with the Goodnight News to form the Claude News, first published by J. H. Hamner.

About 1913 Hamner sold to Spurgeon and Marvin Bishop. On Jan. 1, 1916, Thos. T. Waggoner, founder of 4 Oklahoma weeklies, bought the "News." After his death, his sons Wm. J.B. and Cecil acquired ownership, in 1950.

The Claude News was awarded a Texas historical marker in 1969.

In the 1990s, the publisher was Phil Miller, and Jason Cartwright was editor.
In the mid-2000s, The Claude News was purchased by Will and Jessica Montgomery. Jessica Montgomery served as both publisher and editor.

In the fall of 2015, The Claude News was purchased by Christiana and Jimmy Mustion. Christiana Mustion served as both publisher and editor. The Mustions have been working to revitalize and modernize The Claude News. They want to breathe new life into this historic gem so that it can life on as a strong, vibrant publication well into the future.