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10 food safety tips to ensure a healthy holiday season

The Christmas season is here, and many will be gathering around the dinner table enjoying their favorite holiday meals. The Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center wants to make sure … more

Freeholders examine roles of city manager, elected officials

Members of the Altus City Charter Freeholder Board danced around sensitive issues and put on the kid gloves to try to find a way to resolve differences between a city manager and elected officials … more

Governor honors Tom Buchanan as an Oklahoma Water Pioneer

OKLAHOMA CITY – Altus citizen and farmer Tom Buchanan was recognized recently by Governor J. Kevin Stitt as an Oklahoma Water Pioneer at the 40th annual Oklahoma Governor’s Water … more

Watch your mail for an InterLink scam

The Altus Police Department reported Wednesday that a new form of scam that invites you to participate in a “secret shopper program” has hit Altus, but it actually has the potential to … more

Remember When

In honor of Bulldog basketball season, here is a photo from the Jan. 21, 1973 issue of The Altus Times in which the Shortgrass Invitational All-Tournament team was announced. Featured in the photo, … more

School district receives ‘clean’ audit

During Monday’s Altus Public Schools Board of Education meeting, the district received its annual audit, and two schools provided information about their drop-out rates. Because the information … more

Candy Cane Cash giveaway, Christmas parade scheduled for today

Today is the big day for two major events, one in the morning and the other in the evening. Beginning at 10 a.m., Main Street Altus will begin drawing tickets to determine who wins a portion of … more

Where to see the lights

One of the best places to see houses with Christmas lights is on Casa Alegre in Altus. Several of the homes on the street are lighted at night. Likewise, more lights are on a side street, Villa del … more

Leading the Board of Education

Altus Intermediate School student Andrew Mickley leads the Altus Public Schools Board of Education meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. The board asks for an exemplary student to lead the board in … more

School board honors Junior High All-State choir memers

During Monday’s Altus Public Schools Board of Education meeting, the board recognized members of Altus Junior High who were named to the All State Choir. Pictured are vocal music instructor … more

Turning 105!

Madge Herndon turned 105 on Saturday, Dec. 7. State Rep. Charles Ortega was scheduled to present a 105th Birthday citation at her party at The Courtyards at Magnolia Creek. more

Who is this bearded guy?

Bo, 2 years old, isn’t sure about Santa Claus quite yet, but he certainly knew what to do with the candy cane Santa gave him at the Santa Run Saturday. more

School board sells property for $350K

Candace B. Braddock, representing CBW Properties, LLC, produced the high bid on property she says she has been eyeing for years. The Altus Public Schools put the property up for bid last month. Her … more

Do you know your cartoon characters?

How many of these cartoon characters can you name? The characters attended the Sixth Annual Santa Run on Saturday. Members of the Altus High School Honor Society wore the costumes which were … more

County commissioners approve Expo Center rental agreement

The Board of the Jackson County Commissioners approved a proposed rental agreement for the Jackson County Expo Center during its regular meeting on Monday. The Altus/Southwest Oklahoma Economic … more

Get ready to claim your share of $12,500

It’s time to get all of your Candy Cane Cash tickets organized because the drawing for $12,500 in prize money begins Saturday at 10 a.m. with a drawing for $1,000 and culminates with the big … more

Quartz Mountain to host Oklahoma International Dance Festival

The first annual Oklahoma International Dance Festival will take place from July 26 to Aug. 9, 2020 at the Quartz Mountain Resort Arts and Conference Center in Southwestern Oklahoma. Created for … more

Wagoner wins second straight Santa Run

Altus High School senior Calvin Wagoner won his second straight Santa Run on Saturday, edging out track and cross country teammate Justin Ortiz by less than a second with a final time of 20:44 for … more

Parks and Recreation working hard to improve Altus

It doesn’t take long to find a park in Altus. There are several peppered throughout the town, but most of them lack the necessary equipment to draw kids in and give them something fun to do … more

Voters say ‘Yes’ to bond issue, enrollment increases

In March, voters passed the Altus Public Schools’ first two bond issues in more than 60 years by close to 70 percent. A year after the district saw teachers walk off the job in a statewide … more
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