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SWTC to offer 1,000-hour scholarships for students under 21

Southwest Technology Center provides high school students with an opportunity to get a head start on careers, and it just announced a new scholarship program geared toward recent high school … more

Initial criminal hearings

Defendants made initial appearances Thursday, July 11 at, the Jackson County Jail. Armando Cazares, 40, of Altus is charged with first degree burglary and malicious injury or destruction of … more

Remember When

This photo taken in 1925 said that Altus was “first in cotton in Oklahoma, second in U.S.A.” This photo from the Aug. 23, 1973 edition of The Altus Times-Democrat shows local workers … more

Christian concert to benefit Operation C.A.R.E. and VFW post

The day after Operation C.A.R.E. hosts the annual Back to School Bash, D.J. Raven Cade has scheduled a Summer Jam Back 2 School Bash Finale 2K19 with proceeds from the event going to Operation … more

Police arrest Toyota bomb-threat suspect

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

Four Stars Toyota receives bomb threat

Altus police are investigating a reported bomb threat after responding to Four Stars Toyota, 2600 East Broadway, shortly before 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Police evacuated the building and were assisted … more

Farm Service Agency hosts election information meeting

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency will host an informational meeting regarding the 2019 Jackson County committee election process at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at the … more

Martha Road Baptist hosts ‘Awesome August’ speaker series

Martha Road Baptist Church located four miles north of Altus will hold a month-long event called “Awesome August.” Each Sunday morning of the month of August, special speakers will be … more

School board approves annual agreements, changes policies

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education took care of annual contracts for services, approved new policy language and extended the contract of Superintendent Roe Worbes during its regularly … more

Mad Science visits local libraries on Thursday

The Southern Prairie Library System welcomes Mad Science “Destination: Moon” on Thursday, July 11, at 2 p.m. at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson and at 10 a.m. at the Hollis Civic … more

Arrest Log

Incidents Wednesday, July 3 12:26 a.m., Burglary, 1108 N. York St. 11:46 a.m., Domestic disturbance, 316 Mercury St. 12:29 p.m., Domestic disturbance, 316 Mercury St. 12:45 p.m., … more

Extreme heat conditions can turn deadly

With temperatures now rising into the mid-90s and other days nearing the low-100s in Oklahoma, being outdoors for an extended time during the summer can become dangerous for anyone. The Centers … more

Commissioners revisit contract with ACCO

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met Monday to discuss and revisit an agreement with the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma (ACCO). ACCO is a group of 231 County … more

Commissioners consider hiring a general manager for Expo Center

The Jackson County Commissioners met in a special meeting on July 3 to decide what to do now that the Altus/Southwest Economic Development Corporation terminated a lease agreement with the county to … more

Austin man drowns in Lake Altus on July 4th

A 56-year old man drowned on July 4 after diving into Lake Altus just before noon. Robert Kollasch of Austin, Texas reportedly dove into a 5-foot deep area of the lake near the north shore swim … more

Fireworks may have ignited a July 4th fire

The Altus Fire and Rescue Department responded to a grass fire twice on Friday at the former town of Victory. A volunteer firefighter at the scene said the firefighters were first called there on … more

Battle of the Badges returns to save lives

The Oklahoma Blood Institute returned to the Altus community on Tuesday for the 11th year in order to continue its goal of saving lives. OBI partnered with the Jackson County EMS, Altus Fire … more

Teaching new tricks

Juggler Richard Holmgren taught Marshall Wright, 8, how to spin a basketball on a stick and stand on one leg at the same time last week. Holmgren was at the Altus Public Library as part of this … more

Creative writing coach says don’t freeze up, ‘write on’

For writers who stare at a blank page or screen before they decide what to write, a creative writing instructor suggested a series of exercises to go through to generate the thought process. Maria … more

Altus businesses represented in Leadership Oklahoma class, board

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Leadership Oklahoma announced Friday the 52 members of its 33rd class that were selected from applicants throughout the state, including Candace Braddock, Willingham … more
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