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Coloring Magician wows the audience of Altus with his colorful performance

Robert Morris brought his self-owned business the “Coloring Magician” and his assistant princess Lindsey Brotden to the Altus Public Library last week. Morris used a color memorization … more

Jackson C0unty Fair Board sets fair dates for Sept. 5-7

The Jackson County Fair Board has announced new dates for the Jackson County Fair as well as setup times. The Jackson County Fair will be held Sept. 5-7 in the Jackson County Expo Center, 300 Todd … more

Back to School Bash set for Saturday

If you want to get grade-appropriate school supplies for free for your children in Altus, you should go to Back to School Bash Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Altus Community Center, 401 … more

Arrest Log

Incidents Thursday, July 18 11:10 a.m., Property damage, Cypress Street 3:06 p.m., Domestic disturbance, 2012 Mockingbird North Friday, July 19 1:08 a.m., Domestic disturbance, 1605 … more

EDC may announce new businesses in town soon

The Altus Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board met in regular session Thursday, July 19, at the Altus Municipal Complex, 509 S. Main St. EDC President and CEO Rodger Kerr … more

City manager outlines list of projects for consideration

During last week’s Altus City Council meeting, City Manager Janice Cain provided a list of potential projects that she asked the council to prioritize. The list was used to get the council to … more

County reviews internal controls checklist

Following their regularly session meeting Monday, July 22, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners conducted a special meeting. The special meeting focused on discussing the County-Wide Internal … more

City Council holds special meeting Wednesday about curb, sidewalk project

Altus Mayor Jack Smiley has called a special meeting of the Altus City Council for Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. to reconsider last week’s passage of a curb and sidewalk project north of City Hall on … more

Winters opens new office

More than 50 people showed up for Edward Jones financial adviser Adam Winters opening his new office at 721 E. Tamarack Road in Altus. more

Recent drownings have impacted the state

Recent drownings have impacted the state of Oklahoma with multiple deaths happening this summer. In the last two weeks, seven drownings have occurred in the state with one of those being at Lake … more

Arrest Log

Incidents Monday, July 15 3:28 a.m., Disturbance, 804 Asalee 11:57 a.m., Fraud, 509 S. Main St. 12:27 p.m., Accident with injuries, 2516 E. Broadway St. 1:37 p.m., Reckless driving, … more

Remember When

Odell’s Cafe was located in the 100 block of South Hudson Street. It later moved to West Broadway. This menu dates from the 1950s. There were several movie theaters in Altus back in the day. … more

Council splits vote on paving curb, sidewalk near City Hall.

In a split vote Tuesday night, the Altus City Council approved a bid of $13,100 to finish curb and sidewalk work on the north side of City Hall property along Martin Luther King Avenue. City … more

City council unanimously approves EDC agreement

The Altus City Council and the Altus Municipal Authority, which is the same group of elected officials, unanimously passed an agreement with the Altus/Southwest Economic Development Corporation … 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

City council honors first responders

During Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Altus City Council, at the beginning of the meeting Vice-Mayor Robert Garrison read a proclamation to honor first responders who responded to a vehicle … more

The world of science arrives at Altus Library

Barrett Huddlston of the Mad Science company and his assistant Jolie Burroel, 5, help teach the audience of the Altus Public Library all the wonders of science. Huddlston said the goal of the program … more

Police arrest Toyota bomb-threat suspect

Altus police have arrested a suspect who they believe called in a bomb threat to the Four Stars Toyota dealership on Thursday shortly before 9:30 a.m. An extensive search of the property found no … more

Rare genetic disorder isn’t going to hold Chloe Owenby back

From about the fourth grade, when her twin sister and classmates started a growth spurt, Chloe Owenby, 13, knew there was something different about her. And while she took the teasing of being … more

Arrest Log

Incidents Tuesday, July 9 9:12 a.m., Stolen property, 800 S. Kennedy St. 11:29 a.m., Burglary, 901 Rand Road N. 11:59 a.m., Accident with no injuries, Falcon Road and Park Lane 12:03 … more
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