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US Cong. Lucas visits Altus, shares thoughts

US Congressman Frank Lucas visited Altus on Sept. 7 to talk to his District 3 constituency about current affairs and legislative priorities. An informal group of local leaders met the congressman … more

New owner takes control at Red River Aviation

Red River Aviation based at the Altus Quartz Mountain Regional Airport will be climbing to a higher altitude under new ownership. Bryan Patzkowski, owner of the operation since 2009 announced his … more

GOP town hall meeting set for Sept. 20

A Town Hall meeting, sponsored by the Jackson County GOP, will be held Monday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Altus City Auditorium, 201 E. Commerce. Walk-ins are welcome. Guest speakers include … more

Local church to provide transportation to Franklin Graham event

Franklin Graham, the son of the legendary and widely known evangelist Billy Graham, will be speaking in Amarillo, Texas on September 26 as a part of the Route 66 God Loves You Tour.  Graham … more

New owners to restore glory of century-old building

Hudson Hall will be the next generation of the 14,000 square foot structure at 121 N. Hudson Street.   The building pre-datesOklahoma statehood. Construction began in 1897 and was finished … more

Precious windows at St. Paul’s part of large art collection

Stained glass windows installed over 60 years ago were the subject of a film maker who visited St. Paul’s Episcopal Church recently.   The windows were installed in the church … more

9/11 Commemoration leads into 40 days of prayer

A special 9/11 commemoration will be held in Altus on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Jackson County Courthouse. The hour before the gathering, there will be prayer sessions held at 27 locations in … more

Altus Times returns to Facebook

The Altus Facebook page was online again Aug. 27. The response from the public has been enthusiastic. The Altus Times wishes to thank loyal readers and newcomers alike for their participation … more

Anthrax case reported in Jackson County

Oklahoma State officials have confirmed a positive case of anthrax in livestock for the first time in 25 years. The case is isolated to Jackson County. The Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic … more

Robbery victim attacked, left shoeless

Altus Police are investigating a strong-armed robbery last week, in which the suspect beat a man and stole his shoes. The incident occurred in broad daylight on a weekday in the parking lot of … more

Altus Fire, Police and EMS to commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11

Do you remember where you were on Tuesday September 11, 2001? Many Americans do, because they were directly affected by the loss of a loved one. Some as passengers in the airplanes, some as … more

Jackson County Fair and Jackpot Livestock Show begins next week

The Jackson County Fair opens Thursday, Sept. 9, so get your projects ready to enter.For questions email [email protected] To see complete rules and information go to … more

Rodeo fans turn out in droves for annual favorite

The horses were fresh, the cowboys ready to win money and the crowd eager for the 2021 Great Plains Stampede Rodeo, which opened Thursday, Aug. 26.The Altus community was eager for the annual … more

Public invited to attend disaster plan meeting

The Local Emergency Planning Committe (LEPC) will hold a special meeting concerning the Jackson County Hazardous Mitigation Plan at the Altus Fire Station, 120 N. Park Lane, on Friday, Aug. 20 from … more

Salvation Army to serve on front lines of Hurricane Ida relief effort:

Salvation Army Sgt. Michael Schlichting and his son Kelsey Schlichting will be deployed on Tuesday August 31, 2021 to assist with relief efforts of Hurricane Ida in Gonzales, LA. more

Suspect jailed after alleged drain cleaner attack

Andy Dean Garcia, 52, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, following an incident on Tuesday, Aug. 17. At press time, Garcia was in jail and had not been to his initial … more

Jackson County Memorial Hospital sees increase in Covid patients

As a result of rising Covid infections in the area, Jackson County Memorial Hospital has returned to posting its bed count and public Covid statistics last week. Updates will be posted on the … more

Mayor issues proclamation honoring first responders

First Responders Day will hereafter be August the 10th in Altus, by proclamation of Mayor Robert Garrison. “It’s been a lot on my heart, guys,” the mayor told the council and the … more

City manager outlines ongoing, future projects

City Manager Gary Jones gave the Altus City Council an update on a multitude of ongoing and future projects in which the city is engaged. “I read the charter and I understand you are all our … more
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