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School board gives superintendent $5K raise

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education approved a $5,000 raise for Superintendent Roe Worbes during Monday’s regularly scheduled meet. Worbes turned down a raise last year because he … more

Graystone Media Group hires new ad representative

The Altus Times has hired Kristie Renfro as its new advertising representative, Editor and Publisher Rick Carpenter announced this week. Renfro, a graduate of Frederick High School and an Altus … more

Commissioners discuss new properties

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, Aug. 12, at the Jackson County Courthouse. The board’s meeting once again focused on property sales. Commissioners … more

Students met teachers Monday, school starts tomorrow

Students got to meet their teachers and get paperwork completed on Monday in the Altus Public School’s annual Meet the Teacher Day. The district uses the day to make sure students’ … more

Altus AFB to conduct active shooter exercise

The 97th Air Mobility Wing will be conducting active shooter response training at Rivers Elementary School on Aug. 13, 2019. Base gates will be closed for a short time during this period. Base … more

Turn in receipts for $250 Chamber drawing

The Altus Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual cRaZy DaYs through today. It is encouraging shoppers to visit their favorite stores and shops on Facebook for sales and discounts. The Chamber … more

Governor signs bill sponsored by Howard, Ortega

State Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus, and State Rep. Charles Ortega, R-Altus, were at Gov. Kevin Stitt’s signing of legislation sponsored by Howard and Ortega this week. Senate Bill 89 requires … more

Oklahoma livestock operators should be ‘extra vigilant’ for signs of vesicular stomatitis

Oklahoma livestock operators are being cautioned to be extra vigilant for symptoms of vesicular stomatitis in their animals, and to report anything suspicious to their local veterinarians … more

Council hears EDC report, approves drainage study at AAFB

The Altus City Council heard a review of efforts by the Altus/Southwest Economic Development Corp. and received praise from the chairman of the Altus Military Affairs Committee for the … more

Arrest Log

Arrests Monday, Aug. 5 Joey Hixson, 37, failure to appear. Macon Jarvis, 29, possession of paraphernalia, driving with license canceled, suspended or revoked, possession of a controlled … more

Photo bombing Miss Altus

Klare Gambill, 3, may already be ready for pageants. On Friday night, during the dress rehearsal for the Miss Altus Outstanding Teen 2020, Gambill, on the right, kept entering the stage and dancing … more

Initial criminal hearings

Defendants made initial appearances Thursday, Aug. 8 at, the Jackson County Jail. Rene Garcia, 55, of Altus, is charged with carrying or possessing a firearm, pointing a firearm, use of a firearm … more

Remember When

Remember the Altus Boys’ Club? Here they are at their first boxing match in 1972. From left, boxer Gary Banister faces boxer Scott McKee. Ben Evans, the director, was there to … more

Dentist outlines impact of not putting fluoride in water

Local dentist Dr. Rick Henry said the Altus water department has not provided fluoride in city water for about eight years and he’s starting to see an increase in children’s cavities as a … more

Legislators promote moving Quartz Mountain back to tourism

During a Wednesday breakfast meeting, a local member of the Oklahoma Tourism Commission gave more detail about a move to place Quartz Mountain Resort, Golf Course and State Park under the … more

Jumping high for Miss Altus Outstanding Teen

Miss Altus Outstanding Teen 2020 Paige Condon performs a gymnastics routine to the song “Get me to the church in time” during the talent portion of the pageant. more

Initial criminal hearings

Defendants made initial appearances Thursday, July 25 at, the Jackson County Jail. Freda Knapp, 69, of Altus, is charged with driving under the influence, assault and battery with a dangerous … more

Paige Condon crowned Miss Altus Outstanding Teen

Paige Condon leveraged a first place in Physical Fitness in Active Wear, first in Poise and Elegance and a tie for first place in Miss Congeniality to become the Miss Altus Outstanding Teen 2020 … more

School district realizes 57% increase in new students at One Stop Enrollment

After Air Force Maj. Aaron Blackburn spent the last year deployed to Seoul, South Korea, while his wife took care of his children back in the U.S., he said it was only right that he take the lead in … more

USDA creates program to protect predatory birds and airmen

Hawks and falcons are an essential part of the ecosystem and are one of nature’s instinctive predators. Although these natural aviators are beneficial to the environment, they can pose as a … more
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