Altus Times- RSS Feed Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:23:51 EST 1800 Bank robbery suspects in custody Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:50:52 EST Council receives water project update The Altus Municipal Authority received a presentation on the Holloway Well Project during the City Council meeting, on Tuesday, Oct. 21., and members of Altus Air Force Base were appreciated for giving the Altus PD access to a base training facility. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:11:15 EST A time for stargazing This week has the moon waning (shrinking) from “full” to “new”. The new moon will occur Friday, Oct. 24. Star gazing is best several days before or after the new moon. So now is a great time for star gazing. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:31:11 EST Former police officer Hansel pleads guilty District Attorney John Wampler reported today that former Altus Police Department Officer Russell J. Hansel, 43, entered a plea of guilty in Jackson County District Court to five felony counts and was taken into custody by the Jackson County... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:12:12 EST Truck and trailer catch on fire A semi truck and trailer caught fire Sunday afternoon on US Hwy 62 east of Altus. According to reports, the truck apparently caught fire after a tire blew out and the wheel started sparks on the pavement. The accident happened between mile marker 48... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:04:11 EST Police continue to investigate burglaries Altus Police continue to investigate a string of recent 1st degree burglaries, attempted 1st degree burglaries and auto burglaries that's taken place over recent weeks within the city. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:58:17 EST Committee of 100 welcomes AAFB newcomers Altus Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 members, and Altus Air Force Base leadership, welcomed new airmen, families, and recently deployed returnees with a big cook-out at Lucas Farms, on Monday, Oct. 20. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:58:14 EST Cross country boys take top spot in home meet, girls finish 2nd At their home Altus meet, Alan Ortiz and Gio Esmerado finish 1st and 2nd respectively to help the Bulldogs claim the team win for the cross country boys. Grace Hernke finished 3rd in individual standings to secure the 2nd place spot for the... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:57:20 EST Cotton Festival to be held in Frederick The Frederick Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its seventh annual Cotton Festival on Saturday, Nov. 1. There will be activities throughout the entire day. Vendors will be set up as early as 9 a.m., and the chili cook-off and entertainment kicks... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:57:19 EST Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held Saturday The 5th annual Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Altus Community Center, 400 Falcon Road. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:57:17 EST Commissioners approve bid for 2004 Freightliner After taking bids under advisement last week, the Jackson County Commissioners approved a bid for a 2004 truck tractor, with fifth wheel, during their regular meeting on Monday, Oct., 20, and considered other items on the agenda. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:57:17 EST Special called meeting about City Manager search A special called meeting of the Altus City Council will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Council chambers. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:39:11 EST Bulldogs roll Chickasha 47-14 The Bulldogs rolled the Fighting Chicks of Chickasha 47-14 Friday inside the rock at Hightower Memorial Stadium. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:37:23 EST Limited vaccines available for Monday flu clinic Jackson County Health Department would like to notify residents that planned to come to the flu clinic on Monday, Oct. 20, that we have a limited supply of vaccine available for adults. The department was notified late yesterday that a large shipment... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:40:09 EST (No heading) A District Retired Educators meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Altus at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W. Tamarack Road. The agenda will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at approximately 11:30 a.m. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:39:09 EST Two upcoming agriculture producer meetings set White-tailed Deer and Land Workshop in Altus Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:37:12 EST Motorcyclist admitted to ER with minor injuries A motorcyclist was transported to the JCMH Emergency Room following a single vehicle accident on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Witnesses said that Bill Davison, 57, of Altus was traveling northbound on his motorcycle on the 2200 Block of Main Street when a... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:30:08 EST Navajo School Fall Carnival The Annual Navajo School Fall Carnival is set for Saturday, Oct. 25, in the old gym and cafeteria on the Navajo School campus. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Join them for a chili supper, costume contest, games for youth of all ages,... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:15:15 EST Local vet honored in final days A local veteran under Jackson County Memorial Hospital Hospice care was honored before family and friends on Wednesday, Oct, 15, at Tamarack Assisted Living Center, in part of a program, “We Honor Veterans,” to recognize those who have... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:15:13 EST Hastings customers support literacy Hastings Entertainment Superstore in Altus has donation jars located at the registers as reminders for customers wanting to donate to the Great Plains Literacy Council. That effort for literacy has paid off as the change has been counted, and a total... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:14:16 EST