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Plan a safe St. Patrick’s Day celebration

Staff ReportThe Jackson County Community Health Action Team’s Tobacco, Alcohol and Substance Committee issued a press release last week reminding drivers that buzzed driving is drunk driving in … more

Police investigate car-to-car shooting

Altus police continue their investigation into a drive-by shooting that occurred on Saturday, March 10, in the 400 block of West Pecan Street. Robert Shaw, Sr., has been arrested in connection with … more

Police Log for March 9-12

IncidentsFriday, March 91:18 a.m., Domestic disturbance, 1300 block Davis Street8:20 a.m., Fire, U.S. 6211:40 a.m., Stolen property, 613 Libra St.1:06 p.m., Fire, Falcon Road2:33 p.m., Stolen … more

OKLAHOMA CITY – Altus High School junior, Colson Roberts served as a Senate page for State Sen. Mike Schulz, R-Altus, during the fifth week of the legislative session from March 5-8, 2018. … more

Council meets to discuss ordinance amendments

The Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority released the agendas for Tuesday’s regular meetings. Though both bodies are made up of the same members, they meet consecutively as separate … more

County reports March use, sales tax

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday at the Jackson County Courthouse to consider tax revenue and a request for use of the courthouse.Jackson County Treasurer Renee … more

Police Log for March 2-7

IncidentsFriday, March 210:53 a.m., Accident with no injury, 2500 N. Main St.11:11 a.m., Accident with no injury, 1900 block North Main Street4:10 p.m., Motorist assist, Main Street and Tamarack … more

Emergency management: A promise to be there

Southwest Oklahoma emergency managers met for their annual conference this week in Martha. About 60 emergency management responders and coordinators, and representatives from state agencies and … more

Asphalt overlay project begins Monday

The City of Altus will be working to complete a street asphalt overlay project on Mockingbird Drive from Main Street to Flamingo/Sunset. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 12, and finish by … more

School board to acknowledge honorees, vote on city agreement

The Altus Public School Board of Education will honor state award winners and vote on whether to approve training for board members, an interlocal agreement with the city and sending Deputy … more

It’s time to “spring forward”

As a majority of the country adjusts to losing an hour in the daily routine with the beginning of daylight saving time Sunday at 2 a.m., what may seem like second nature to many Americans is a … more

Local legislators talk taxes, teacher pay

Altus’ state legislators say a few House members held up a budget bill through one regular and two special sessions of last year’s legislative sessions and they don’t see a breach … more

$25,000 bond set on DUI charge

Defendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made initial appearances Thursday.James Henry, 50 of Martha, is charged with a driving a motor vehicle under the influence of … more

Library hosts citizenship program

The Great Plains Literacy Council and the Southern Prairie Library System will host citizenship programs from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson.U.S. … more

First Armed Forces Day Parade honors 75th Anniversary of Altus AFB

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Altus Air Force Base. Originally named Altus Army Airfield, the base became operational on Jan. 8, 1943, and has contributed to the … more

Main Street Altus plans Walkin’ on Chalk event

Main Street Altus and local health organizations are partnering to create a special event that will not only highlight artistic talent but inform the public about healthy lifestyles.Main Street Altus … more

Hukill, KrehbielJames and Rhonda Hukill of Altus, Oklahoma are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Logan James to Brittany Vale Krehbiel, daughter of Karen (Burkhalter) Krehbiel-Dodson … more

Volunteers use social media to organize clean-up

Altus Clean Up is a Facebook group that organizes volunteer, community clean-up days with the slogan “Keeping Altus Clean.” Tracie and Shane Thaxton started the group informally in … more

Local economicdevelopment group shifts focus

The leader of Altus’ economic development and chamber of commerce organizations told the Rotary Club of Altus Tuesday that he has shifted his focus from recruiting restaurants and retail stores … more

Local academic scholars recognized

Four Altus students will be recognized this month for their commitment to academics at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.Emilie Dugan, Glenda Goodson, Gustavo Martinez and Kenneth Mendez-Diaz, … more
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