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Amended City Manager’s contract includes change of government provision

At the Dec. 4 Altus City Council meeting, the council discussed the job performance of City Manager Janice Cain in executive session. Once out of the executive session, the council voted to amend … more

Buxton Bush Group

focuses on customer service

(Editor’s note: The Altus Times will be featuring each of the Altus Chamber of Commerce Award winners during the next few weeks. Our third installment is about the Buxton Bush Group which won … more

Early deadline for Jan. 2 edition

The Altus Times will have early deadlines for the Jan. 2, 2019 edition because of the New Year’s holiday. The advertising deadline for the Jan.2 issue will be 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27. … more

Police investigate shooting

According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, Altus police are investigating an overnight shooting that sent one man to Jackson County Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound early Friday morning. … more

Altus native joins
Attorney General’s Office

Stacy Morey, an Altus native, has been hired to head the Consumer Protection Unit in the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office. Morey grew up in Altus and currently lives in Norman with her … more

Operation Cookie Drop

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Bags of cookies were supplied, sorted and delivered to Airmen for Operation Cookie Drop, Dec. 11, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Base and community members … more

Airman Warriors Focus on readiness during contingency training

Airmen from the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron got the opportunity to increase their readiness to perform wartime taskings during contingency training here, Dec. 6, 2018. This was an effort started … more

Project Noel provides gifts for 610 children

More than 600 children will have their Christmas wishes come true thanks to Project Noel, a program that provides free gifts to qualified families in the area. Parents who think they might qualify … more

Hollis resident wins $10,000 prize

Doing business in Altus paid off big time Saturday for Brandy Ames of Hollis. Ames won the $10,000 Candy Cane Cash giveaway as part of a Main Street Altus Promotion. Ames said she didn’t … more

County approves $140k
contract for Expo roof repairs

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday at the Jackson County Courthouse. The board discussed monthly tax reports, the advertisement for bids for the repair or … more

Altus business victim of cyber bomb threat

Staff Report Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13, local law enforcement blocked off the corner of Hudson and Commerce streets between about 3 and 4:30 p.m. In a statement from the Altus Police Department, … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Burn Pit Toxic exposure - H.R.5671: Congressional members from both sides of the aisle came together on Capitol Hill on 12 DEC to urge lawmakers to fast-track a benefits package that would … more

Early deadlines for Dec. 26, Jan. 2 editions

The Altus Times will have early deadlines for the Dec. 26 edition because of the Christmas holiday. The advertising deadline for the Dec. 26 issue will be 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20. Likewise the … more

School district calls special meeting on bond proposals

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education has called a special meeting for Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. to vote on approving a tax payment to the Jackson County Treasurer and to vote on a bond … more

It’s a BluHarmonix Christmas

Members of the Altus High School a cappella choral group BluHarmonix performed for the Rotary Club of Altus on Tuesday. From the left are Garrett Gann, Danny Jamieson, J.D. Wright and Tyson Vernon. … more

Western Ag
department sees growth through more degree options

Western Oklahoma State College’s Agriculture Department has grown significantly in the last few years, adding three new degree programs and seeing more students enroll in an agriculture-related … more

Students complete degree
requirements at SWOSU

Staff Report A total of 438 students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford complete requirements for either associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees after … more

Keep ages, skills and interests in mind while holiday shopping for children

When it comes to choosing the perfect holiday gifts for the young ones on your shopping list, remembering some basic toy safety measures can help guide you to which surprises ultimately end up in … more

Police arrest suspect in standoff

Staff Report Altus police were involved in a short standoff Tuesday morning at a residence in the 600 block of West Walnut while attempting to serve felony arrest warrants, according to Police … more

Crime report Dec. 6-11

Arrests Thursday, Dec. 6 Joseph Sigg, 38, aggravated driving under the influence. Friday, Dec. 7 Georgia Amore, 55 possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Arturo Guerra, 53, … more
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