Altus Times- RSS Feed Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:21:18 EST 1800 ‘Kick Butts Day’ Kick Ball Tournament set for March 28 Jackson County area SWAT will be hosting a “Kick Butts Day” Kick Ball Tournament on Saturday, March 28 starting at 10 a.m. This will be for 5th and 6th grade students only, and organizers are hoping to have at least 10 teams. It will be a... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:46:42 EST Bills deal with important public health issues With four weeks of the 2015 session behind us, we have now passed the first big deadline for action on legislation. There were over 800 bills filed prior to the session, and about 400 of those were approved by the deadline for committee action on... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:26:42 EST Pipeline item on Council agenda The Altus City Council will meet Tuesday, March 3, immediately following the Altus Municipal Authority meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Council chambers. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:26:41 EST ‘The Boys in the Boat’ to be reviewed for Coffee Cup Bunch The Coffee Cup Bunch of the Friends of the Library will hear a review at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4. The review will be on “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics” by Daniel James... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:11:41 EST Be Aware - Be Prepared Jackson County is affected by several types of threats including wind storms, floods, tornadoes, thunder storms, drought, which we are currently in an exceptional drought, as well as snow storm threat. The Emergency Management department is the expert... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:56:44 EST Will2Run at Indoor National Championships Altus' own William McCaskill II is in Boston this weekend trying to keep a dream of his alive as he runs in the 2015 USA Track and Field Indoor National Championships. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:56:43 EST Museum hosts state archaeologist The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will host Robert Brooks, Ph.D., Archaeologist for the state of Oklahoma, on Saturday, March 14. Beginning at 10 a.m. he will present from “Mounds to Mammoths”, a look at Oklahoma's... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:41:42 EST Blood Donors Urged to MARCH In While most welcome March, the forecast isn't sunny and warm for those from our community needing blood. Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) historically sees a decline in donations during the month, and, especially, during Spring Break. Leaders are... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:36:41 EST Wintry precipitation falling on much of state Another round of wintry weather started falling across much of Oklahoma this morning. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:46:44 EST Jr. Livestock Show Weigh Ins Begin Weigh-ins began this morning for the 2015 Jackson County Junior Livestock Show as snow began to fall at the Jackson County Expo Center. The show is being held today through Monday at the fairgrounds. Judging of Ewe and Market Lambs, followed by Meat... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:46:43 EST Wildfire risk report includes Altus According to new data released today by CoreLogic, nearly 900,000 single-family homes across 13 states in the western U.S. are currently designated at “High” or “Very High” risk for wildfire damage, representing a combined... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:46:42 EST SCHOOL CLOSINGS By 9:30 a.m., Western Oklahoma State College announced that they would be closing at 10 a.m. because of the weather. The Jackson County Courthouse was closed. Buses began running for Altus Schools at noon when classes were dismissed for the day. After... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:46:41 EST Basketball Postseason means baseball preseason … Basketball Postseason means baseball preseason … means wrestling postseason means spring football season means swimming postseason means golf, tennis, track and field, soccer, softball seasons. At least on the local level of the sporting world. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:56:41 EST A True Family Affair This year's Jr. Livestock Show, which starts tomorrow at the Expo Center, has an estimated 300 animals for entry. It's an exciting time for all the youth and families involved. There is one family with a long history connected to this event and they... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:51:47 EST Great Western Cattle Trail annual meeting to be held in Altus Members of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Great Western Cattle Trail Association met Saturday, Feb. 21 in the home of Sandra and LeRoy Jones in Mountain View to work on plans for the annual meeting of the National Great Western Cattle Trail Association. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:51:46 EST Duffy named Altus Schools Employee of the Month for February Christy Duffy was recognized on Wednesday as the February Employee of the Month for Altus Public Schools. Stockman's Bank President Danna Robinson was on hand to present the award and a $100 bill to Duffy. Christy, a 16-year employee of Altus... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:51:44 EST Local gymnasts finish first Whitaker's Extreme Gymnastics Competed in Carrollton Texas on Feb. 7, and in Arlington Texas on Feb. 21. Each gymnast from Whitaker's Xtreme Team performed at a high level which resulted in several awards. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:51:42 EST Water Solutions on the Horizon As many citizens of Altus are already aware, water has been on the minds of those in Altus and the surrounding area for the last few years. The City of Altus and other partners in the community have been working diligently to solve these issues, and,... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:41:41 EST Altus Times: We have an app (and more) for that Altus Times readers already know they can visit for the latest in local news, sports, and more, but did you know there is also an Altus Times app? You can download the app from the Google Play Store or iTunes for free, right to your... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:36:43 EST Bulldogs send 9 wrestlers to State AHS wrestlers head to the State Fair Grounds Arena this weekend for the wrestling state championships. 9 Bulldogs qualified for the state tournament. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:50 EST