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Main Street Altus rebrands event this year as Farm Fest
Even the local schools compete to represent the district in the chili cook-off

If you walked into a local church, school or bank in the last few weeks, you might have smelled the distinct aroma of chili wafting through the air. That’s because we’re nearing an … more

Altus on a company’s radar as 1 of 5 hubs in Oklahoma

During an Altus/Southwest Economic Development Corporation monthly meeting, President and CEO Rodger Kerr announced that a company is considering Altus as one of five hub locations in the state of … more

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and the Jackson County Election Board is encouraging citizens to celebrate democracy by registering to vote. County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L … more

Remember When

In 1954, Staff Sgt. William M. Gilliam watches a cotton scale. Gilliam and roughly 100 other airmen chipped in to help gather cotton before autumn storms arrived. Photo courtesy of the Museum of the … more

Downtown buildings get free paint job

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful recently awarded Main Street Altus with supplies to help spruce up downtown Altus. Main Street Altus applied for the campaign that encourages organizations and volunteers … more

Altus voters may file for Freeholder election this week

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 Jackson … more

City Council votes to retain parking spots on MLK

The Altus City Council approved a revised plan for sidewalk and parking spaces on Martin Luther King Avenue on the north end of the City Municipal Building property Tuesday during its regularly … more

Saying ‘goodbye’

Altus City officials hosted a going away party Wednesday for outgoing City Manager Janice Cain who resigned on Aug. 20. Cain gave her 30-day notice that night but has built up vacation days to use. … more

Inmate dies in booking room

A 56 year old Dallas, Texas, man has died after collapsing in the booking room at the Jackson County Jail. Shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Friday morning, Altus Police arrested Brent Waters in the … more

Altus trainers receive national safe sports school award

Altus High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School award. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that have met the … more

Altus graduate receives scholarship to Superintendent Academy

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Thompson Executive Leadership Institute in Austin, Texas has announced that Mike Dominguez, superintendent at Stratford ISD, is the recipient of a scholarship to attend the … more

County Commissioners name new County Court Clerk

The Jackson County Commissioners accepted the resignation of County Court Clerk Rhonda Stepanovich Monday and appointed her first deputy, Tina Swailes, to fill her position during their weekly … more

Volunteers help spruce up Safety Town

More than 40 volunteers showed up on Sept. 7 to help repair and paint buildings damaged by vandals at Safety Town, a Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 120 area used to teach children safety issues in a … more

City Council will revisit municipal building sidewalk tonight

The Altus City Council will revisit a proposal to add a sidewalk and possible parking area on the north side of the city’s municipal building during its regularly scheduled meeting today at 6 … more

Police chief says officers now welcome body cams

Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy updated a Wednesday morning breakfast group on the state of the Altus Police Department. He assured the public that his department doesn’t “break the law … more

Remember When

In 1979, Mr. and Mrs. Jose Ramirez demonstrate traditional Mexican dances at the Fiesta held in the Blue Room of the Altus Auditorium by the Xi Delta Theta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Does anybody … 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 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

Barnett resigns from Altus school board

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education accepted the resignation of one of its members, designated the ACT as the official test of choice for college-bound students and added e-sports as an … more

WOSC adds 2 local board members

Western Oklahoma State College is excited to announce the addition of two new but very familiar faces to the Board of Regents. Debbie Cox and Rick Vernon joined the Board of Regents this fall. Cox … more
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