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AETC command team visits Mobility’s Hometown

Mobility’s Hometown showcased the Mighty 97th’s mission, Airmen and community to the command team of Air Education and Training Command during their visit here on Jan. 8. U.S. Air … more

Dedication, passion drove 97 CES to 3 AETC awards

The mission of the 97th Air Mobility Wing Force Civil Engineer Squadron is to support the men and women of Mobility’s Hometown through its infrastructure. Constant dedication and passion for … more

District names Jeanne Herring as 2020 Teacher of the Year

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education recognized teachers of the year and honored Jeanne Herring, a teacher at Altus Primary School, as the district’s Teacher of the Year who will now … more

City, county working on Expo Center action plan

During Monday’s Board of Jackson County Commissioners meeting, under new business, Commissioner Rhet Johnson announced that he has been working with Altus Interim-City Manager Gary Jones to … more

City Council approves moratorium keeping electricity at 2018 rates

The Altus City Council passed an ordinance during its regular meeting Tuesday to correctly place a moratorium on raising electric rates until an analysis of the use of newly installed electric meters … more

Local students perform in All-State concert

The 2019 - 2020 Southwest Oklahoma All-State Choir performed its concert on Jan. 11 at the Cox Convention Center. Originally, the concert was scheduled in Yukon, but due to the threat of incoming … more

Preliminary hearings set in dog mauling death

Preliminary hearings have been set in the cases of two men charged in connection with the death of 12-year-old Victor Garces, who was mauled to death by two dogs on his way home from school in Hollis … more

Freeholders ready to finalize recommended changes on Friday

The Altus City Charter Board of Freeholders put its final touch on recommended changes to the city’s charter on Monday. It will meet Friday in a special meeting to vote on sending the final … more

Altus AFB to conduct active shooter exercise

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – The 97th Air Mobility Wing will be conducting active shooter response training at Building 46 (97 MDG Clinic) on Wednesday, Jan. 15. All base gates will be … more

Remember When

This cartoon came from a copy of The Altus Times-Democrat from 1982. Does anyone remember L & B Auto & Bike? It was in the area where Altus Motorsports is now. The Clester Harrington … more

Leadership Oklahoma accepts applications for 34th class

Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program in its 31st year, is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 adult class. The organization accepts a class of 52 members each year. The … more

Freeholders hope to finalized recommended changes by Monday

The Altus City Charter Board of Freeholders may have accomplished its primary mission in the last two weeks. But a disagreement over the duties of the city manager on Monday left the board with an … more

Senator predicts Legislature will focus on flat budget

The state will have less new revenue than in previous years at a time when the state needs to increase the cost of living for retirees, says State Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus. The state board of … more

Air Force graduates first all non-prior service basic flight engineer class

Joint Base San Antonio, Texas — The Air Force’s 344th Training Squadron Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence graduated the first basic flight engineer class, comprised completely … more

Instructor, student pilots experience NVG training through new lenses

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The 58th Airlift Squadron and the 97th Training Squadron recently combined their efforts to present a new virtual, high-resolution, night vision goggle training … more

Airmen deliver holiday cheer to local children’s home

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Members of the 97th Operations Group at Altus, AFB, Okla. embraced the spirit of the season by donating and celebrating their annual children’s Christmas … more

Runners, walkers complete 1st leg of 5 races

About 40 runners and walkers participated in the first in a series of events sponsored by the Altus Parks and Recreation Department. What makes the runs unique is that each time a person completes … more

Food drive brings in more than 10K pounds of goods

The 33rd Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive brought in more than 10,400 pounds of food and hygiene items, 1,400 pounds more than last year, coordinators of the food drive reported last week. Earlier … more

County treasurer reports December tax collections up $1.4 million over 2019

During Monday’s Board of Jackson County Commissioners regular meeting, County Treasurer Robin Fleming said her office received $10.3 million in ad valorem taxes (property taxes) during the … more

Remember When

Here is a unique view of Altus from September 1971. The Friendship Inn restaurant is on the right, but there is only one building past it on the east side of Main Street. That building was the … more
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