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City manager, attorney to gather info on TIF, affordable housing

The Altus City Council approved two agenda items at its Feb. 4 meeting that allows Acting City Manager Gary Jones and City Attorney Micheal Beason to explore the possibilities of modifying a Tax … more

City may consider using MAPS to pay down your utilities

The biggest news that came out of Monday evening’s Altus Public Schools Board of Education meeting is that the Altus City Council is considering using part of a proposed Metropolitan Area … more

Kennedy Martin named Miss Altus 2020

Altus High School graduate Kennedy Martin was crowned Miss Altus on Saturday during the 50th Anniversary of the Miss Altus Competition. Martin was the Miss Altus Outstanding Teen in 2018. Martin … more

Remember When

Does anybody know Michael Milner? Milner was number 41 for the Duke Tigers back in 1986. In this photo, Milner goes up for a basket against the Fort Cobb Longhorns. The Tigers lost that game … more

SOCAG hosts public transporation forums

Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group, Inc. will hold public transportation forums in SOCAG’s service area. The forums are to discuss and receive input concerning the public transportation … more

Attend the 50th Miss Altus Competition on Saturday

The 50th annual Miss Altus Competition will be held beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Altus City Auditorium, 201-221 East Commerce Street. As part of the celebration, there will be more … more

To vote in Presidential Primary, you must register by Friday

Friday, Feb. 7, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the March 3, Presidential Preferential Primary Election, says Jackson County Election Board … more

Students could get a career head start with ACA STEM

The Altus Christian Academy hosted students from Blair, Duke and Olustee-Eldorado public schools last week as representatives from Altus Air Force Base and Southwest Technology Center sponsored … more

City officials discover conflicting election statutes

The Altus City Attorney and City Manager have uncovered a complex set of state statutes that conflict with each other. Still, they said they are working with local and state officials to find a … more

Here are the recommended changes to the Altus City Charter

As promised, The Altus Times is providing free to the public the proposed changes to the Altus City Charter. The attached document outlines the commentary for the question put before the Altus City … more

Wellness expo empowers Airmen to make healthier choices

The 97th Air Mobility Wing held a Wellness Expo, a multi-organization health event, on Jan. 22, 2020, at the Freedom community center. The Wellness Expo 2020 provided the community with … more

Mobility aviators inspire youth at Aviation Day

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there are about 600,000 active pilots throughout the United States, but that number has been gradually declining throughout the past decade. To work … more

City, county find a way to fund improvements to Expo Center

The City of Altus and the Jackson County Commissioners are putting together an agreement that would fund a $1 million upgrade of the Jackson County Expo Center without raising your taxes. Because … more

Howard receives WOSC award

State Sen. Brent Howard was recognized with the 2019 Distinguished Service Award for Higher Education during a special ceremony Tuesday at Western Oklahoma State College. He was honored for his … more

Commissioners approve EMS purchases

The Jackson County Board of County Commissioners approved the purchase of five monitors and defibrillators for the Jackson County Emergency Medical Services during a month-end meeting on Friday. The … more

Birthday girl

The family of Dalleigh Renea Anderson will celebrate her 4th birthday on Friday, Feb. 7. Anderson is the daughter of Lane and Debra Anderson of Altus. Her grandparents include George and Dee Ann Kime … more

AHS sophomores learn about opportunities at SWTC

Southwest Technolgy Center hosted an orientation program for 217 Altus High School sophomores Tuesday, divided between morning and afternoon sections. But make no bones about it, heads were … more

WOSC sees spike in concurrent enrollment

Western Oklahoma State College ended the fall 2019 semester with record breaking enrollment, the college announced Tuesday. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have been able to … more

Giving them a nod

Western Oklahoma State College Homecoming King Jose Arroyo gives a wink and points at members of the WOSC Baseball team who were clapping for him Monday night as he escorts Homecoming Queen Brianne … more

Body of resident found at Southwest Metal and Trade

The Altus Police Department was called to the 200 block of South Washington Street Monday morning after a caller reported seeing a body inside the fenced complex at Southwest Metal and Trade Co., … more
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