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Xpress Wellness officially opens for business

Hundreds of children and adults attended an Xpress Wellness Urgent Care grand opening Saturday to find out more about the organization and its facilities. They were also putting their names in for a … more

Main Street Altus gets award for reaching $15 million

Oklahoma Department of Commerce Main Street Director Buffy Hughes, left, honored Main Street Altus with reaching the $15 million mark for refurbishing Downtown Altus during a recent City Council … more

4 Granite students place in speech contest

CACHE—Four Granite students placed in their respective categories at the American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Southwest District Speech Contest held in Cache, Nov. 18. William Meinert … more

Santa makes first appearance in Altus

NORTH POLE — Santa Claus has agreed to come to Altus on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 21 to visit with children and get their wishes for Christmas, The Altus Times has … more

Applications available for elderly reduced-cost eye care

Many elderly people can’t afford the treatment they need to correct vision impairments. South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Aging Services, in cooperation with area … more

Ombudsman volunteer training course set for Dec. 5

Ombudsman Volunteer training course will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Building, 420 Sooner Drive in Burns Flat. The … more

School board candidates filing begins Monday

Candidates for the Board of Education in six Jackson County school districts will file their Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 through Wednesday, Dec. 4, Jackson County … more

Shop local on Black Friday

You don’t have to go to Lawton or Wichita Falls to find big savings at malls and superstores on Black Friday, the unofficial focus on Christmas deals. Local merchants have put together … more

Early deadlines for Nov. 30 edition

Deadlines for the Weekend Edition of The Altus Times have changed due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. For the Saturday, Nov. 30, edition, all advertising must be confirmed no later than 5 … more

WOSC honors Lifetime Alumni Membership in memory of Kelli Harris

The Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association added a new leaf to its Lifetime Membership Tree in memory of former student, Kelli (Braziel) Harris, who died unexpectedly on Sept. 13 at the … more

City agrees to property swap with school district

During Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Altus City Council meeting, the council agreed to exchange Kiwanis Field with the Altus Public School for ownership of the Altus Senior Center building that … more

Western Texas College honors Emily Smith with alumnus award

SNYDER, TX — The Western Texas College Foundation announced last week that Emily Smith is the 2019 recipient of the Western Texas College Distinguished Alumni Award. “By attending … more

Chamber announces winners of 4 awards

During the Altus Chamber of Commerce Gala Wednesday night, the Chamber honored the following members with these awards, from the left: Justin Landers of Bar-S with the Chamber of Commerce’s … more

AHS becomes 1st in nation to offer flight simulators

Altus High School officially became the first high school in the nation to provided flight simulators in classrooms following an unveiling of the equipment Thursday morning. Nathan Covington, a … more

Remember When

In 1984, former Altus football players came together for the third annual Altus All-Alumni football game. In this photo, Jim Herron (25) makes a pass reception for the Evens and is immediately … more

Freeholders elect Belanger as chairwoman

Stacy Belanger, who got the most votes —89 — of any of the 24 people running for the Altus City Charter Freeholder Board, tried to dissuade the other board members from electing her as … more

2 Altus students place first in Peace Poster contest

Kendall Dodson (representing Altus Christian Academy) and Forest Tischler (representing Altus Intermediate School) were chosen as first place recipients from their respective school contests to move … more

Early deadlines for Nov. 30 edition

Deadlines for the Weekend Edition of The Altus Times have changed due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. For the Saturday, Nov. 30, edition, all advertising must be confirmed no later than 5 … more

Commerce representative highlights importance of Census

The chief of staff and general counsel to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce stressed the need for every Oklahoman to be counted in the 2020 Census during a presentation to the Altus Kiwanis Club on … more

Pets of the week

Meet Kenny and Eddie – This week’s Pets of the Week. These two are in need of homes. Please stop by the Altus Animal Control Facility where they are waiting for someone to come and give … more
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