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Feb. 19 City Council agenda includes policy for city employee communications with council members

The Altus City Clerk-Treasurer’s office posted agendas for the regular Altus City Council meeting and the Altus Municipal Authority meetings scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the … more

Voters keep charter, change council

Tuesday, it was a tight race as Altus voters ultimately decided to keep the Council-Manager form of government and with it, the 2013 Charter, with 1,278 (49.38 percent) votes for the proposition to … more

4 Altus cotton reps named
to NCC leadership positions

Staff Report Six Oklahoma cotton industry members, including four from Altus, have been elected to leadership positions in the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2019. Reid Nichols, an Altus … more

Volunteers offer free tax preparation service for low-income households

This tax season, there are more options than doing your taxes yourself and hiring a tax accountant to do it for you. Southwest Community Action Group’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) … more

Making ‘silly faces’

Jett Terry, the son of Altus High School Football Coach Matt Terry, steadies himself against Carson Pickett while looking at “silly faces” Pickett said he made while Jett was taking … more

Crime Report Feb. 8-13

Arrests Friday, Feb. 8 Holly Grace, 57, driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. Monday, Feb. 11 Billy Keeton, 20, second-degree … more

Remember When

Did you shop at Terry Mitchell’s shop, Mitchell Archery at 119 E. Broadway? Do you remember when Yellow Rose Firing Range opened? Here, Martin Ybarra, Charles Tibbetts, and Paul Dempsey get … more

School board gets update on bond issue promotion

Since the Altus Public Schools Board of Education meets on Mondays so closely to The Altus Times deadline, the newspaper will report additional information that was gleaned from the meeting. The … more

Worbes
illustrates need for bond issue

In the first of a series of public meetings to inform the public about a March 5 bond issue for the Altus Public Schools, Superintendent Roe Worbes documented the needs for the district as well as … more

Unloaded and cased rifle found in vehicle at Altus High School, no threats made

According to Altus Public Schools, on Thursday, Feb.14, during an investigation, an unloaded and cased rifle and compact bow were discovered in a vehicle on the campus of Altus High School. Altus … more

Animal socialization program takes SHAPE

In September 2018, the City of Altus Animal Shelter and Altus Animal Welfare Association (AAWA) each received $5,000 from Maddie’s Fund, a California-based national family foundation to help … more

97 AMW welcomes the KC-46A Pegasus

Blake Pewo, a KC-46A Pegasus mechanic from the 97th Maintenance Group, sings the national anthem during a welcoming ceremony for the delivery of the KC-46, Feb. 8, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, … more

Board extends Worbes’ contract

The Altus Public School Board of Education on Monday approved a three-year extension to Superintendent Roe Worbes’ contract, approved the use of an education consulting firm for grant writing … more

Dignitaries receive hero’s welcome as KC-46A arrives

After years of waiting, local business owners, city and school officials and Altus Air Force Base Airmen applauded and even whistled approval when the first KC-46A Pegasus finally landed at the base … more

Altus Public Schools schedule bond issue information meetings

The Altus Public Schools will begin a series of meetings tonight to inform the public about it’s March 5 bond election ballot propositions. The ballot questions are divided into two … more

County taxes show high in-person spending, increase in use tax in 2018 holiday season

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday to discuss monthly business and tax collections. The board approved reports from county offices and departments, blanket … more

56th ARS flies their first KC-46 home to Altus AFB

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Since the announcement in 2014 that the KC-46A Pegasus was going to find its home with the 97th Air Mobility Wing, the base has been eagerly awaiting its arrival. … more

Lynzie Herron crowned
Miss Altus 2019

On Saturday, Feb. 9, Altus High School student Lynzie Herron was crowned, Miss Altus 2019 at the Miss Altus Scholarship Competition. Herron won the title by placing first in talent, on-stage … more

Cameron announces Fall 2018 Honor Rolls

Cameron University has announced the President’s and Dean’s honor lists for the Fall 2018 semester. To make the President’s Honor Roll, undergraduate students must be enrolled … more

Take-aways
from Monday’s City Council
candidate forum

Nine candidates running for three Altus City Council seats had a chance to let voters know more about them during the Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women’s Municipal Forum on Monday … more
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