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Altus social media sensation inspires millions on TikTok with family videos

A family sensation led by Jason Linton and family of Altus has drawn the attention of millions of viewers around the world on social media platforms. What started as fun on TikTok is still fun for … more

17th painting in NBC Oklahoma Artist Series features work by artist Newsom

Homecoming, a new painting by John Newsom is the latest in NBC Oklahoma’s Artist Series and features images that are familiar to Oklahomans. The oil-on-canvas painting is 84 inches tall by 60 … more

17th Motorcycle run results in toys for local kids

The 17th Annual Toy Run for The Kids was held in Altus on Nov. 6. Numerous motorcycle clubs, the Altus Fire Department, Jackson County Law Enforcement, Jimmy Geigel, and Christie’s Bar came … more

How do you cook a Thanksgiving turkey in Jackson County?

Blair Elementary   Mrs. Martinez’s class Leilani M. - My mom has to buy a turkey first and then we put it in the frigerator for one second. Then you put it in the oven for two … more

Altus Esports hosts Fight or Flight tournament

Altus hosted the Fight or Flight Tournament, a Smash Brothers gaming contest, in conjunction with the balloon festival on Saturday, Nov. 13. The game was the largest Esports tournament in … more

Annual Santa Run slated for Dec. 11

Altus High School Track’s annual Santa Run VIII, “Santa’s Vacation,” will be Saturday, Dec. 11. Race begins at 1 p.m. at Hoyt Shadid Park at the Altus City … more

Adventures fly the skies over Altus on Airport Day

Clydesdales to head Altus Christmas Parade

Iconic Clydesdale horses will lead the Altus Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 11. A carriage- led team of four horses, each as high as 18 feet and weighs as much as 2,000 pounds, will literally … more

Thanksgiving: More than pilgrims and turkeys

The history of Thanksgiving dates back to the 1600s, although it likely wasn’t “Thanksgiving” and it was a celebration much different than what we celebrate today. In 1621, the … more

Aviation through the ages

Aviation History Month recognizes the achievements of the men and women who made it happen. When we think about the history of aviation, the first names we might think of are Wilbur and Orville … more

‘The Nutcracker’ coming to Altus

Friends of WOSC Performing Arts proudly presents The Nutcracker, coming to the Herschal H. Crow Fine Arts Center on the Western Oklahoma State College campus Dec. 10 and Dec. 12. Leah Wall: Off … more

Duffy chosen for induction into 2022 WOSC Alumni Hall of Fame

The Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association is proud to announce that Larry K. Duffy has been selected as our 2022 Alumni Association Hall of Fame Inductee. The award is presented to … more

Lt. Gov. addresses Rotary about state tourism

Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell spoke about Oklahoma’s tourism industry at the Altus Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Lt. Governor Pinnell, who serves as Oklahoma’s first Secretary of … more

Main Street Altus named national quarterfinalist

Main Street Altus has been named a national quarterfinalist among other city’s Main Street programs, for a grand prize of $25,000. More than 494,000 total votes were cast for 216 nominees in … more

17th annual Toy Run benefits 175 children

The 17th annual Toy Run for the Kids was held in Altus on Saturday, Nov. 6, resulting in Christmas gifts for 175 children in Region 2, District 3 of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. The … more
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