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Jackson County still under governor burn ban

Counties in western Oklahoma and the Panhandle remain in a governor-issued burn ban, according to Oklahoma Forestry Services.The counties included in the governor-issued burn ban are Cimarron, Texas, … more

Pre-K, Kindergarten enrollment set for April 19

Altus Public Schools’ pre-kindergarten and kindergarten enrollment will be held at Altus Early Childhood Center, 1100 N. Forest, Thursday, April 19, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.Altus Early Childhood … more

Altus Times moves to 2-days-a-week publishing

Staff ReportGraystone Media Group, Inc. has decided to make more changes to The Altus Times to reflect advertisers’ interest in only printing two days a week, the newspaper group announced last … more

Kick bad habits at annual kickball tournament

The 4th Annual Kick the Habit Kickball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cole Heights (Missile) Park on Katy Drive.The tournament is for fifth- and sixth-grade … more

4 county offices scheduled on November election ballot

Jackson County will begin accepting candidate filings on Wednesday, April 11 to fill four county offices coming up for election this year. Those offices are county treasurer, county assessor and two … more

Police Log for April 2-6

IncidentsMonday, April 212:49 a.m., Fire, 3210 N. Main St.12:38 p.m., Burglary, 800 block North Hightower Street11:05 p.m., Panhandling, 700 E. Broadway St.11:56 p.m., Accident with injury, U.S. … more

School board to vote on next year’s contracts Monday

Staff ReportThe Altus Public Schools Board of Education will meet Monday at 5 p.m. to take action on whether to approve regular certified career contracts for the 2018-19 academic year. Certified … more

Gubernatorial candidate hosts political rally here Friday

Staff ReportRepbulican gubernatorial candidate Rev. Dan Fisher will host a Time For Justice Rally at the Jackson County Courthouse, 101 N. Main, on Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.He will follow that … more

City council calls special meeting for economic development matter

The City of Altus gave notice of a special meeting of the Altus City Council to be held Thursday, April 5 at 5 p.m. at the Altus Municipal Complex Council Chambers at 509 S. Main St.The agenda … more

20 groups sign up for Saturday’s Big Day of Serving

The Altus community has responded well to the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance’s request for volunteers to help refurbish homes, clean up yards and remove trees. The alliance calls the … more

Altus Times moves to 2-days-a-week publishing

Staff ReportGraystone Media Group, Inc. has decided to make more changes to The Altus Times to reflect advertisers’ interest in only printing two days a week, the newspaper group announced last … more

City council passes alcohol ordinance

The Altus Municipal Authority (AMA) and Altus City Council met in regular session Tuesday at the Altus Municipal Complex, 509 S. Main St. at 6 p.m. Though both bodies are made up of the same people, … more

Walkout closes schools for rest of the week

Altus Public Schools will close for the rest of this week as a teacher work stoppage moves into its third and fourth days.Parents discovered late Monday the district would close its schools on … more

Altus Schools – USDA meal service program during teacher work stoppage

Altus Public Schools will continue to serve meals during the current teacher work stoppage when schools have been dismissed.All Altus Public School sites will serve breakfast and lunch meals free of … more

Greens return home for Hobby Lobby opening

Four generations of the Green family came to Altus for the grand opening of the Hobby Lobby’s 792nd store.Hobby Lobby founder David Green told the crowd that the irony of his story is that he … more

Police Log for March 30-April 2

IncidentsFriday, March 303:05 a.m., Robbery, 619 N. Main St.2:21 p.m., Accident with no injury, 1740 N. Lee St.9:32 p.m., Domestic disturbance, 900 block South Kennedy Street9:44 p.m., Stolen … more

Meteorologist provides information to ‘tornado alley’ newcomers

From the movie Twister to CNN and The Weather Channel’s coverage of tornadoes in Oklahoma, many spouses of airmen have seen the visual effects of the damage that severe weather can cause in the … more

City council to vote on resolution ‘modernizing’ alcohol laws

The Altus City Council will vote on a resolution Tuesday night on whether to encourage the Jackson County Commission to put a June ballot question before voters to approve Sunday and holiday sales of … more

While antsy children waited with little patience for the Easter Egg Hunt to start Saturday, some, like Ellie-Grace Melton, 3, took the time to get their photos taken with the Easter Bunny. Children … more

2 local women tell their stories

In her poem, “Phenomenal Woman,” Maya Angelou describes a woman who isn’t the typical picture of a woman but is phenomenal for being herself.“Phenomenal woman, that’s … more
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