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Police Log for Feb. 19-21

IncidentsMonday, Feb. 1912:45 a.m., Loud unusual noise, 612 E. Mars St.3:50 a.m., Check suspicious subject, 600 E. Broadway St.7:37 a.m., Fire, 1108 W. Frisco St.8:55 a.m., Stolen property, 2515 E. … more

20 groups sign up for Saturday’s Big Day of Serving

The Altus community has responded well to the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance’s request for volunteers to help refurbish homes, clean up yards and remove trees. The alliance calls the … more

What to look for when kenneling your pets

When planning a summer vacation, many people take trips that include their furry, four-legged family members. However, there may be times when vacations may not be very pet-friendly.Long car trips or … more

FFA project shows farmers can pull electricity from fields

If an Altus High School student’s Future Farmers of America project continues to create energy the way early tests have confirmed, farmers may eventually mine enough electricity from their soil … more

Altus Times moves to 2-days-a-week publishing

Staff ReportGraystone Media Group, Inc. has decided to make more changes to The Altus Times to reflect advertisers’ interest in only printing two days a week, the newspaper group announced last … more

From National Football League to National Guard

OKLAHOMA CITY – Each year, thousands of young recruits prepare to ship-out for Basic Combat Training (BCT). In the early hours of June 29, among a small group of fresh-faced recruits, Spc. … more

School board president resigns

After serving nearly 15 years on the Altus Public Schools Board of Education, Board President John Thomas announced his resignation from the board at the end of Monday’s meeting. Thomas said … more

Mission on Wheels offers free prom dresses

Students from Granite, Mangum and Olustee-Eldorado have already secured prom dresses from Mission on Wheels, a local charity started by Edna Douglas. On Friday, Douglas was showing off a prom … more

We resolve to continue building a better newspaper

I lived up to my 2017 New Year’s resolution, which eventually resulted in me and two partners buying a group of newspapers in Oklahoma.About this time last year, Larry Miller and I started … more

Council members answer questions over coffee

Altus City Council members Chris Riffle and Jason Winters stepped out of the council chambers and held an informal Coffee with Council question and answer forum on Tuesday at Just Brew It Coffee … more

Times brings home 6 top state awards

The Altus Times won six awards, including four first places and two second places, in the Oklahoma Associated Press News Executives annual contest. The contest period covered all of 2018. The contest … more

Altus student competes in national 4-H shooting sports

STILLWATER, Okla. – Hunter Pence of Altus recently placed eighth in the nation among 660 4-H shooters in the combined disciplines of shotgun, skeet and trap shooting. He placed second overall … more

Altus Freeholder election filing positions set for Sept. 23-25

Candidates interested in filing Declarations of Candidacy for the City of Altus Freeholder positions may do so beginning Monday, Sept. 23, at 8 a.m. Jennifer Wilson, secretary of the County … more

NBC Bank releases latest commissioned artwork

A new painting by Jeff Dodd is the latest in NBC Oklahoma’s Artist Series. His realistic work, “Frontier Rodeo Company Yearlings,” depicts a herd of horses under an open sky with … more

Plan ahead for safe New Year’s celebration

As you prepare for your New Year’s celebrations, whether you’re planning to involve alcohol or not, it’s always a good idea to be cautious of the roads on New Year’s … more

City, county offices plan ahead to serve community in winter weather

On wintry, icy days or when Oklahoma weather conditions make it unsafe to drive, there are weather procedures in place not only for schools but for municipal and county offices. And while the goal is … more

City council calls special meeting for economic development matter

The City of Altus gave notice of a special meeting of the Altus City Council to be held Thursday, April 5 at 5 p.m. at the Altus Municipal Complex Council Chambers at 509 S. Main St.The agenda … more

Detective outlines sex, violent offender programs

A detective in charge of keeping track of individuals on the sex and violent offender list says 33 registered sex offenders and four violent offenders live in Altus.Altus Police Department Detective … more

Apply early for absentee voting

Voters in Jackson County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the March 5th, Altus School District Special Bond Election, should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. … more

Doubling down

Breck Redding, 5, throws both horseshoes at one time last week during Children’s Day at the Jackson County Free Fair. He must have gotten bored throwing one at a time because he was regularly … more
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