Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:17:42 EST 1800 Sheriff to meet with legislators at State Capitol The Jackson County Sheriff is meeting with State legislators at the Capitol, with other Sheriffs state-wide, regarding House Bill 2804. The bill will greatly reduce the occupancy of county jails used to house state inmates awaiting transfer to a... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Man arrested on Burglary to Auto charges Altus Police arrested a man early Saturday morning in connection with a burglary to an automobile.After a citizen called and... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Three weekend accidents send several to hospital A personal injury accident happened on US283, 3/10 of a mile north of CR 169 in Jackson County on Sunday afternoon. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioners approve emergency operations plan The Jackson County Commissioners approved the updated Altus and Jackson County Emergency Operation Plan on Monday, April 22, during their regular meeting. The plan was updated to include current names of City and County Officials as delegating... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Weather folklore predicts wet Sundays ... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST State Climatologist to hold Drought Talk Tuesday Gary McManus, State Climatologist for the Oklahoma Climate Survey, is set to be at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W Tamarack, on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. to discuss the drought impacting the area. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Special School Board meeting set for Tuesday A special called meeting of the Altus School Board will be held Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. at the school administrative center. The sole agenda item is over the 'That Altus Band' performing at the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Parade... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Navajo School to hold 50 Year Anniversary Celebration Navajo School is holding their 50 Year Anniversary Celebration on April 25-26, at Navajo School.The event will begin with the Girls Alumni basketball game at 7 p.m., and the Boys Alumni basketball game at 8 p.m. that Friday. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Local students place in Land Judging contest The 7th annual Kiowa County Land Judging Contest was held April 15 on the land belonging to John Hebensperger of Hobart, southeast of Hobart. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Car Show and Cruise set for May 2&3 Main Street Altus' 16th annual Rock 'N Rumble Car Show and Cruise is set for Friday and Saturday, May 2 & 3. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Easter events start today in Altus Easter is this Sunday, April 20. Most churches will hold special services that day, with some presenting special choir and other specials. There are also egg hunts being held by City of Altus, as well as other groups, both tomorrow and... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Shannon to speak at meet and greet U.S. Senate candidate T.W. Shannon will be in Altus for a “meet and greet” on Monday, April 21, 4-6 p.m. The event will be held at the Best Western, 2804 N. Main, to allow voting residents to meet Shannon who is vying for the open Senate... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Council moves forward on Holloway Wells The Altus City Council approved the scope of engineering services needed for the Holloway Well Field and authorized the expenditure of funds, not to exceed $556,000, during their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 15. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Home School Bands perform for Salvation Army Soup Kitchen The Texoma Home School Band gave a musical performance at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen on Thursday, April 10, to entertain those who stopped by for lunch. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioners approve juvenile detention agreement Jackson County Commissioners approved a Detention Services Agreement with the Sac and Fox Nation Juvenile Detention Center on Monday, April 14, during their regular meeting along with other items on the agenda. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST National Wild Turkey Federation regional banquet planned The National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Best Western in Altus. Those attending the NWTF banquet will have the opportunity to buy exclusive merchandise to raise funds for the... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Blair FFA has taken home several awards This past week the Blair FFA has taken home several awards from recent Career Development Event (CDE) contests. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Annual ‘Book Lovers’ Sale’ to be held at library It is almost time for the Annual Book Lovers' Sale at the Altus Public Library. Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19 for the best-used book sale in southwest... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Vo-Ag facility renovations contract on Monday’s School Board agenda Entering into a contract with Pope Contracting of Oklahoma City for a combined total bid of $1,665,600 and 260 calendar days for construction work will be addressed for approval at the regular meeting of the Altus Board of Education on... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Transformer move from Kingfisher to Altus on AMA agenda A regular meeting of the Altus Municipal Authority will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council chambers. A regular meeting of the Altus City Council will immediately follow. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST