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Auditions for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute to be held in Altus

High school actors, singers, writers, dancers, visual artists, filmmakers, musicians and photographers are invited to apply and audition for Oklahoma’s one of a kind arts education program. … more

“The little engine that could”: AAFB nominated for AF-level award

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE – Efforts from Airmen across Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma paid off Oct. 26, 2022, when Air Education and Training Command announced AAFB as a finalist for the 2023 … more

Friends of WOSC Performing Arts presents a Winter Concert

The Friends of WOSC Performing Arts is pleased to host the popular women’s community vocal music ensemble for a Winter Concert. The concert will feature the Eine Kleine Girlmusik ensemble under … more

2023 Alumni Association Hall of Fame inductee Rep. Gerrid Kendrix

The Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association is proud to announce that Gerrid Kendrix has been selected as the 2023 Alumni Association Hall of Fame Inductee. This award is presented to … more

Altus Times announces new managing editor

The Altus Times is welcoming managing editor, Kathleen Guill, to their staff. Guill is a 2016 graduate of Cameron University where she studied English and Journalism. Guill has won various … more

Higher egg prices are the new normal in 2023

Record-high egg prices are making headlines right now, but when can consumers expect some relief? Oklahoma State University Extension specialists say several factors are to blame for the significant … more

January is braille literacy month in Oklahoma

Literacy—the ability to read and write — is critical to achieving a successful education, career and quality of life.  For Oklahomans who are blind, learning to read and write … more

Kendrix named chair of House Administrative Rules Committee

 OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Gerrid Kendrix, R-Altus, was selected by House Speaker Charles McCall to serve as chair of the Oklahoma House of Representatives Administrative Rules Committee during … more

Statewide traveling exhibit from OVAC lands in Altus 

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition has brought its traveling exhibit featuring 24 works by Oklahoma artists to NBC’s Wigwam Gallery in Altus.  more

Community joins to honor legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

In honor of the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a group of students and citizens took to the streets as a day of service on Monday, followed by a gathering at the Altus Community … more

Murder defendant sentenced by jury to life behind bars 

A Jackson County jury found Jayce Martinez, 19, guilty of murder in the first degree, sentencing him to life imprisonment.  Formal sentencing will be carried out within a prompt time frame. … more

Senate Notes  

The clock is ticking down as we make final preparations for the 59th Legislature. We’ve been busy working with Senate staff to research and draft hundreds of bills in order to get them filed by … more

Preparing for Session 

In our first official business of 2023, the House met on Tuesday, January 3 for our constitutionally-required Organizational Day, where we elected leadership and approved rules for the 59th … more

APS Campus Teachers of the Year presented at BOE meeting

Rhonda Garrison was announced the 2023 Teacher of the Year at the Jan. 9 meeting of the Altus Board of Education. (SEEE STORY, PAGE ONE)  In December, each school in the Altus Public School … more

Southwest Oklahoma judges sworn into office 

A ceremony was held Jan. 9 at the Jackson County Courthouse for the Judicial District III judges and district attorney, conducted by Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Richard Darby, fourth from left. Taking the oath at the ceremony, left: District Attorney David Thomas, Associate District Judge Eric Yarborough (Greer County), Associate District Judge Winford Mike Warren (Harmon County), Associate District Judge Rafe Hall (Jackson County), District Judge Brad Leverett, Special Judge Ryan Howard (Jackson County), and Associate District Judge Rick Marsh (Kiowa County). Not pictured, Associate District Judge Brad Benson (Tillman County).  more

Fire disables Altus Intermediate School  

A delivery vehicle hit a transformer outside Altus Intermediate School on Monday, Jan. 9, causing an electrical fire and knocking out power to the entire facility.    more

City gives green light to housing development in SW sector 

The City of Altus is moving forward with a new housing development in the southwest sector of town, which will provide 80 new homes on land the City has acquired.  more

Quilt created by alumni with Bulldog t-shirts 

Altus High School Bulldogs Cindy Reynolds Lansdale (Class of 1978) and Mary Cole Patterson (Class of 1964) joined forces to create a spirit quilt.  more

New Year’s Bash was a hit swine show 

The Altus City Council heard from two public figures reporting a big success at the Southwest Banner, Buckle and Bonanza New Year’s Bash.  more
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