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Altus adds virtual school option

Students at Altus Public Schools now have the opportunity to create their own unique school experience - taking classes at school, online or a combination of the two. Altus Public Virtual School … more

Doubling down

Breck Redding, 5, throws both horseshoes at one time last week during Children’s Day at the Jackson County Free Fair. He must have gotten bored throwing one at a time because he was regularly … more

WOSC Hall of Fame to induct Schulz

The Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association announced last week that former State Sen. Pro Tem Mike Schulz will be the WOSC 2019 Alumni Association Hall of Fame inductee. Schulz will be … more

Annual 9/11, POW-MIA memorial gains 24-hour vigil

The 6th Annual 9/11 POW-MIA Memorial 5K/2K Run/Ruck/Walk will be held from 6:15-8:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Tinker Air Force Base softball field, this year with the addition of a 24-hour POW-MIA Vigil … more

Jackson County Free Fair: It’s mostly about the kids

Kayden Duncan, 12, keeps an eye on her little brother, Dayton Duncan, 7, while they are showing gilts Saturday at the Jackson County Free Fair. Kayden’s pig was the Reserve Supreme Champion. … more

Arrest Log

Incidents Friday, Sept. 6 6:08 a.m., Burglary, 700 E. Cypress St. 7 a.m., Reckless driving, Veterans drive 9:03 a.m., Stolen property, 822 Baucham 10:04 a.m., Property damage, 721 N. … more

Acting city manager hopes to unify city council

When the Altus City Council voted to appoint Gary Jones as the acting city manager during last week’s meeting, they did so with a split vote of the council. The four no votes came from a … more

County names bridge after U.S. Senator

When the Jackson County Commissioners unveiled a new bridge bearing the name of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, the senator said the town of Martha wasn’t on his road map. But now, he said, it certainly … more

Altus police arrest homicide suspect

Altus Police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting death of 30-year-old Tychance Martin. Police obtained an arrest warrant for First Degree Murder, through the Jackson County District … more

Roman, RonJe’ announce engagement

Joe Roman and Kristin RonJe’ recently announced their engagement on Aug. 2. Kristin is the daughter of Paula Barnes Dickenson and the (late) Rob Dickenson of Altus. Joe is the son of Nick and … more

TSET board passes major resolutions

GUTHRIE – The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors passed two resolutions on Thursday during its regular quarterly meeting in support of policies to curb childhood … more

Just say, ‘Hello, Dolly!’

After participating in the Altus High School fall musical two years ago as a freshman, Briana Locon decided to sit out a year. She had performed in “The Addams Family: The Musical” that … more

Are they coming or going?

When the Cache Bulldogs entered the playing field last week, they had to go down a series of ramps that makes them appear to be walking both ways. The odd appearance left you wondering if they were … more

City receives $20K from electricity provider

The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority sent the City of Altus a check for $20,000 for recertifying its Competitive Utility Program, or CUP. Pictured from the left are Altus Electric Director Mike … more

Local club recognizes Junior Rotarian Tyson Vernon

(The Altus Times will recognize each Junior Rotarian honored by the Rotary Club of Altus. This is the first one for the 2019-20 school year. Each recipient attends the Rotary club for one month and … more

City council approves police contract

While Tuesday’s Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority, which includes the same elected officials, meetings might have focused on settling with and replacing the current city manager, … more

Arrest Log

Incident Saturday, Aug. 31 10:24 a.m., Accident with injuries, U.S. Highway 62 11:02 a.m., Reckless driving, U.S. Highway 283 12:28 p.m., Disturbance, 519 E. Cypress St. 6:11 p.m., … more

City agrees to pay former city manager through June

The Altus City Council approved a separation agreement between the city and City Manager Janice Cain, appointed an interim city manager and voted to table an audit bid until the next meeting during … more

Ministerial Alliance hosts Altus Day of Prayer

The Jackson County Ministerial Alliance is hosting a day to Pray Around Altus on Sept. 21. For the past four years the Alliance has hosted a prayer walk around the perimeter of the City of Altus … more

A fair setup

From the left, Chase Clement, a member of the Altus 4-H, assists Ethan and Eric Moreau set up pens for the Jackson County Free Fair which opened at the Jackson County Expo Center on Thursday and … more
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