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Main Street Altus to participate in community revitalization

Main Street Altus is one of 43 community organizations across Oklahoma that has been chosen to participate in Fresh Paint Days. The Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) program is designed to encourage … more

Heavy rain may save dryland cotton fields

You may see more smiles on dryland farmers’ faces this week as more than 2 inches of rain was recorded at the Altus Mesonet, 3 miles south of Altus, on Saturday. It also recorded a wind gust of … more

Commissioners approve drive-by flu shot service

The Jackson County Commissioners heard a report of lower sales tax collections for June, approved a memorandum of understanding with the county health department and took action on two … more

Police charge 2 with burglary of medical marijuana dispensary

Altus police arrested two men early Tuesday morning in connection with a burglary at a local medical marijuana dispensary. Shortly before 4:30 a.m., a patrol officer observed a car parked in the … more

Council may vote on City Manager position again Tuesday

After sending out a Altus City Council agenda late Friday, City Clerk Debbie Davis sent out a revised edition on Monday that added an executive session to discuss the employment of City Manager … more

House fire

Altus Fire and Rescue rushed to the scene of a house fire in the 200 block of N. Spurgeon Thursday, Aug8. Everyone was out of the house safely but it did extensive damage. more

WWII Sailor recounts service on submarine

A World War II veteran gave a compelling presentation to the Rotary Club of Altus Tuesday, just a few days after his 94th birthday. Charles Stewart, who graduated from both torpedo and submarine … more

Arrest Log

Arrests Monday, Aug. 12 Marcus West, 20, contempt of court for failure to pay fine and cost — larceny under $500. Stephanie Ballou, 33, failure to appear — distribution of a … more

Atlus community looks to solve cat problem

Over the past couple of years, the Altus Animal Welfare Association (AAWA) said free-roaming cats were a recurring problem in Altus. However, with the help of the Altus Community Cat … more

One last hug

Separation can also be difficult not only for children but for parents, too. Jennifer Krider gives her son, Nicholai Krider, 4, one last hug before leaving him for his first day of pre-school at … more

Remember When

Here is a look back at the original architect’s drawing for the Quartz Mountain Lodge. Remember Hoyt Shadid Motors? They sold Dodge and Plymouth automobiles and were located at 211 S. Main … more

Initial criminal hearings

Defendants made initial appearances Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Jackson County Jail. James Chambers, 28, of Altus, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia … more

Drum major leads pledge

That Altus Band Drum Major Journi Abuan, a senior, led the Altus Public Schools Board of Education in the Pledge of Allegiance Monday night. The board invites student leaders from various schools to … more

School district accepts resignations, transfers to new duties

In the Wednesday edition, The Altus Times reported new certified teachers for the Altus Public Schools for 2019. But the list of resignations and reassignments was not available from the district … more

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign’ launched in Altus this week

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign launched this week, running through one of the deadliest holidays of the year for driving fatalities, Labor Day, Sept. 2. The campaign, which is … more

Wellness doctor wants to help us live longer, healthier lives

During Dr. Pam Hyde’s 18-year service as an OB/GYN physician at Jackson County Memorial Hospital, she said she literally helped an entire generation of women give birth and raise their … more

Mangum pharmacy owner pleads guilty to filing false claims

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma Tim Downing announced Monday that a Mangum pharmacy owner has pleaded guilty to two counts of … more

Altus teacher luncheon kicks off the new school year

The Altus Teacher luncheon returned for the second year, to celebrate the faculty members of the Altus Public Schools as they prepare for the first day of the new school year tomorrow. The event … more

Lady Broncs’ look to start over this season

The Blair Lady Broncs fast-pitch softball team sees the start of the 2019 season as its first step to building something for the future. First-year head coach Brittany Gray appears to be in full … more

Arrest Log

Arrests Thursday, Aug. 8 Shelly Burns, 44, failure to appear — receive, possess or concealing stolen property. Kalen Christon, 20, failure to pay — possession of marijuana, … more
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