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School board honors girls’ state track champions, placers

The Altus Public Schools Board of Directors honored the high school girls track team for placing at the state meet Monday during its meeting. From the left are Coach Robert Garrison, Rylee Borrego, … more

School board honors boys state place finishers

Members of the Altus High School boys’ track team that placed in state were recognized during Monday’s Board of Education meeting. From left, Calvin Wagoner, Michael James, Justin Ortiz, … more

Crime report

Defendants made initial appearances Thursday, June 13, at the Jackson County Jail. Fawnda Long, 37, of Altus is charged with second degree burglary and obstructing an officer. A court date is … more

Board accepts resignations, names new hires, reassignments

During Monday’s Altus Public Schools Board of Education meeting, the board accepted resignations from certified and support staff, hired new certified and support staff and reassigned certified … more

School board approves raises for teachers, support staff

After years of virtually no salary increases, Altus Public School District employees have seen significant gains in the last three years. School district employees are lumped into two categories, … more

Blooming once in a century

When Debbie Poahway said she had a unique plant in her yard that blooms only once in its every 100 years, The Altus Times asked an Oklahoma State University consumer horticulturist to find out more … more

Grace Dempsey celebrates 100th birthday with friends, family

Grace Dempsey celebrated her 100th birthday May 18. Charlena Mask, Grace’s sister-in-law, hosted the birthday party on the same ranch in Kiowa County that Charlena’s father drew for … more

June is National Safety Month

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. Wichita Mountains Prevention Network, in … more

Assistant DA named ‘Rural Health Advocate of the Year’

Sommer Robbins, assistant District Attorney for District 3, has received the “Rural Health Advocate of the Year” award from the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma. Robbins received the … more

Commissioner’s revist delayed-actions from previous meeting

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, June 10, at the Jackson County Courthouse. The meeting focused on revisiting actions from a previous meeting in May. The … more

Altus Times wins Photography category in annual contest

The Altus Times won first place in the photography category of the Oklahoma Press Association’s 2018 Better Newspaper contest. The award was announced during the OPA’s annual … more

Delegation praises media for illustrating goodwill

Oklahomans respond to tragedies by volunteering to help their fellow citizens, says the state’s Congressional delegation. Some members of the delegation spoke to the Oklahoma Press Association … more

Learning crafts and games at VBS

First United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School got a jump start right after school was out in Altus. Here, Dakota Nenneman, 9, participates in a relay event by going to a station and doing … more

City Council cuts funding to Oklahoma Municipal League

While the biggest news out of the Altus City Council meeting on Tuesday may have been an attempt to terminate the city manager for unknown reasons (see related article), in another split vote, the … more

Commissioners join opioid law suits

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, June 3, at the Jackson County Courthouse. The board decided to act in favor of a proposal from Mart Tisdal from Tisdal … more

Crime Report

Defendants made initial appearances Thursday, June 6, at the Jackson County Jail. Jesus Rangel, 34, of Altus, is charged with domestic assault and assault with a deadly weapon. A court date is … more

Altus Student wins VFW Patriot Pen award

Recently, the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) gifted soon-to-be ninth grader Tamera Cantu of Altus with the VFW Patriots Pen award. Cantu wrote her winning essay based on this year’s theme for … more

Remember When

In 1973, the Altus All Sports Association hosted its inaugural Watermelon Feast. In this photo, Bob Gilmore, All Sports Association president, surveys the situation, while coach Jim Cromartie, back … more

Museum reschedules Broadway Comes to Atlus

Museum of the Western Prairie’s “Broadway Comes to Altus: Act Two,” the second edition of a three-part musical performances, will be postponed until August due to unforeseen … more

City Manager retains position on 5-4 Council vote

Four winners of the Altus City Council and mayoral election voted to fire Altus City Manager Janice Cain in Tuesday’s meeting, but she survived when an appointed counselor voted with a group of … more
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