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City agrees to property swap with school district

During Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Altus City Council meeting, the council agreed to exchange Kiwanis Field with the Altus Public School for ownership of the Altus Senior Center building that … more

Western Texas College honors Emily Smith with alumnus award

SNYDER, TX — The Western Texas College Foundation announced last week that Emily Smith is the 2019 recipient of the Western Texas College Distinguished Alumni Award. “By attending … more

Chamber announces winners of 4 awards

During the Altus Chamber of Commerce Gala Wednesday night, the Chamber honored the following members with these awards, from the left: Justin Landers of Bar-S with the Chamber of Commerce’s … more

AHS becomes 1st in nation to offer flight simulators

Altus High School officially became the first high school in the nation to provided flight simulators in classrooms following an unveiling of the equipment Thursday morning. Nathan Covington, a … more

Remember When

In 1984, former Altus football players came together for the third annual Altus All-Alumni football game. In this photo, Jim Herron (25) makes a pass reception for the Evens and is immediately … more

Freeholders elect Belanger as chairwoman

Stacy Belanger, who got the most votes —89 — of any of the 24 people running for the Altus City Charter Freeholder Board, tried to dissuade the other board members from electing her as … more

2 Altus students place first in Peace Poster contest

Kendall Dodson (representing Altus Christian Academy) and Forest Tischler (representing Altus Intermediate School) were chosen as first place recipients from their respective school contests to move … more

Early deadlines for Nov. 30 edition

Deadlines for the Weekend Edition of The Altus Times have changed due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. For the Saturday, Nov. 30, edition, all advertising must be confirmed no later than 5 … more

Commerce representative highlights importance of Census

The chief of staff and general counsel to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce stressed the need for every Oklahoman to be counted in the 2020 Census during a presentation to the Altus Kiwanis Club on … more

Pets of the week

Meet Kenny and Eddie – This week’s Pets of the Week. These two are in need of homes. Please stop by the Altus Animal Control Facility where they are waiting for someone to come and give … more

AJH enrollment up as well as meal service

During each regularly scheduled Altus Public Schools Board of Education meeting, a principal of a selected school gives a report to the board. During last week’s meeting, Altus Junior High … more

County looking at options to fund Expo Center

The chairman of the Board of Jackson County Commissioners, Kirk Butler, has divvied up responsibilities for each of the three commissioners to investigate funding options for the Jackson County Expo … more

Getting a head start on holiday shopping

Janet Robinson, left, and Candace Broddock check the bid price of a white animal print soft jacket during the silent auction of the Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council’s Festival of the … more

Junior High All Region Choir selections

During the Nov. 12 Altus Public Schools Board of Education meeting, Altus Junior High students from the left, Sophia Nieves, Jenna Buentello, Graham Hartgraves and Kymanee Otaniyi were recognized for … more

NBC Bank releases latest commissioned artwork

A new painting by Jeff Dodd is the latest in NBC Oklahoma’s Artist Series. His realistic work, “Frontier Rodeo Company Yearlings,” depicts a herd of horses under an open sky with … more

Voters elect 8 representatives
to Altus Freeholder board

Voters elected eight candidates to the Altus City Charter Freeholder board on Tuesday. Election results were expected to be certified on Friday. Elected to the Freeholder board, by Ward, are Ward … more

Register now for 39th Annual Altus Christmas Parade

You have until Dec. 9 to register for the 39th Annual Altus Christmas Home for the Holidays Parade. That’s just five days before the parade which begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. … more

Cast members perform for Rotary Club

Hello, Dolly! performers Daniel Johnson, Bryce Wehmeyer and Sarah Scott were among six members of the cast who performed at Tuesday’s Rotary Club of Altus. Johnson plays the role of Cornelius … more

AHS to add
gymnasium
jumbotrons

If you’re used to seeing a jumbotron at college athletic events, you’re going to see a scaled-down model at Altus High School beginning this year. The Altus Public Schools Board of … more

Remember When

Remember when the Jackson County Livestock Show used to be on the downtown square? This photo from 1945 shows a young, hopeful farmer proudly displaying his prize-winning cow as spectators enjoy the … more
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