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Auditions for Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute include Altus

The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI) is currently accepting online applications and scheduling auditions for the state’s premier arts academy for high school students, … more

Ybarra named Junior Rotarian for month of December

Draven Tyler Ybarra has been selected for the Rotary Club of Altus’ Junior Rotarian for December. The son of Ruben and Angela Ybarra, Draven has been active in That Altus Band for two years, … more

Intermediate school improves significantly in just a few years

During last week’s Altus Public Schools Board of Education meeting, Altus Intermediate School Principal Lori Redden reported that the school recently received a “B” grade, a … more

Jackson County taxes up over previous year, month

Jackson County Treasurer Robin Fleming reported that taxes were up in sales, use and tobacco taxes for October. The taxes are distributed to local counties two months later. Fleming reported the … more

Retired teacher held the $10K Candy Cane Cash ticket

Retired school teacher Susan Bradley won the $10,000 to prize in Main Street Altus’ annual Candy Cane Cash drawing held Saturday. Bradley also won another $100 because the name drawn for that … more

Dogs kill 12-year-old boy in Hollis

Oklahoma Third Judicial District Attorney David Thomas announced Saturday that a criminal investigation is underway concerning the death of 12-year-old Louis Garces of Hollis. Garces was mauled to … more

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

Remember When

With Christmas day just a couple of days away, this was placed on the front page of the Dec. 23, 1920 edition of The Altus Times-Democrat as a reminder for why many people celebrate … 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
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