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Time for someone to make a good basketball uniform

Go to most college and high school basketball games and you’ll see many players on both teams rolling over the waistlines of their shorts or tucking in the pant legs to allow more freedom of … more

Gov. Fallin speaks on term ending

By Gov. Mary Fallin In just a matter of days, Oklahoma will have a new governor and I will once again - after 28 years - be a private citizen. I’ve enjoyed my decades of service as a … more

Expanding investments at small airports

As a certificated pilot with more than 11,000 flight hours, I know firsthand the needs of pilots, the general aviation community, and how to improve airport infrastructure. A robust general aviation … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

• Service connection for Hepatitis C:Due to the fact that drugs are now available that can cure Hepatitis C, the VA can treat veterans with the disease regardless of the stage of a … more

Oklahoma editorial roundup

EPA director travelTulsa WorldIf we were supposed to be shocked to learn that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is going home on weekends, we’re not.A fishing … more

A $300,000 bond issue for buses and vehicles to transport students in the Blair Public School District will go before voters in a special election on Tuesday, Jan. 9.The Blair School District … more

Letter to the editor:

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks for the kindness, assistance and all forms of sympathy shown during the recent death of our loved one, Gladys Roberson Foreman. Your thoughtfulness will always … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves - privatizing household goods shipments: In the wake of increasing problems with service members’ household goods shipments, U.S. Transportation … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

• Arlington National Cemetery - burial rules changing:The first glimpse of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes a directive that the Secretary of the Army, in consultation … more

Vote against city propositions

To the editor:First, I want to thank Councilman (Dwayne) Martin for taking the time to write his Letter to the Editor (Altus Times, Saturday, Oct. 13).However, some of his statements are very … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Senate passes $55 Billion Veterans Affairs Reform Bill: The VA Mission ActA major Veterans Affairs reform has passed the Senate by 92-5 and is on its way to the White House. The $55 billion … more

The truth about the trade deficit

Last month, the Trump administration issued its objectives for a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. There is much about the trade agreement that should be modernized, such as … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA can now award benefits for disabling pain:~NEWLINE~~NEWLINE~In a sweeping legal victory for veterans, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned a 19-year lower court precedent … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA issues interim guidance for Blue Water Navy Case: On Jan. 29, the Federal Circuit held that the clear intent of Title 38, section 1116 held that s veteran who served in the territorial sea of … more

Letters to Santa from Blair Public Schools

Here is this year’s Letters To Santa from the Blair Public Schools. PreKindergarten 2018 Santa List I want a purple robot kitty with a purple fluffy tail. - Paizly I want a PS4. I … more

How an Altus alum changed my athletic career

I owe a debt of gratitude to Altus, not because I bought the newspaper here, but because of Dr. J. Dan Metcalf, who helped change my athletic career in high school that led me to eventually run track … more

Are our city council meetings transparent?

The City Council meetings are supposed to be public meetings where the City’s business is discussed and voted on in public view. At the 8 January Council Meeting, the City Manager even made a … more

Vote ‘Yes’ for student safety, Altus’ future

It’s appropriate that the slogan for the Altus Public School bond issue proposal is “This is the Year.” That’s because voters haven’t passed one in at least 60 years, … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Veterans are 50 percent more likely to commit suicide: Veterans are more likely to commit suicide than nonveterans and younger veterans are most at risk, according to VA data. Veterans (and active … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA takes significant step in improving correspondence with veteran:~NEWLINE~~NEWLINE~As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) ongoing improvement of managing taxpayer dollars, the … more
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