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Rep. Kendrix honored by State Chamber as Rising Star

Rep. Gerrid Kendrix, R-Altus, received the State Chamber of Oklahoma's 2021 Rising Star Award at their annual Public Affairs Forum in Oklahoma City on Dec. 8. “His positions on a variety of … more

Child advocates seek ARPA funds from commissioners

Members of the board of directors of the Stephen E. Booker Foundation appealed to the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 30 for funds from the American Rescue Plan Act … more

Commissioners approve premium pay for county workers

An agenda item on the meeting of the board of Jackson County Commissioners dissolved into an active and opinionated discussion among county officers on Nov. 30. Commissioners acted to approve … more

Main Street Altus wants your vote in national semifinals

Main Street Altus is competing in the national semifinals, among other city’s Main Street programs, for a grand prize of $25,000. The deadline for voting is Sunday, Dec. 12. Main Street … more

Ten Altus businesses awarded BIG grants

Ten Altus businesses were awarded nearly $60,000 in grant funds to improve their exterior conditions. The annual grants are awarded by the Altus / Southwest Area Economic Development … more

Deadline Dec. 6 for parade entries

Registration forms for the Altus Christmas Parade is Monday, Dec. 6. The theme is “Home for the Holidays.” Registration forms can be found at the website of the Altus Chamber of … more

Arrest made in apartment shooting incident

Altus police arrested a man last Wednesday afternoon, from a residence in the 1100 block of West Frisco, after felony arrest warrants were issued through the Jackson County District Court on Nov. … more

JCMH welcomes Board Certified Urologist

JCMH is excited to announce that addition of Board Certified Urologist Tawfik Zein, MD to our medical specialties. Michelle Ford, JCMH Vice-President of Outreach Services says of him, “This is … more

Legislature Approves Redistricting Maps

This week, the Legislature voted to approve the updated maps for Oklahoma's five congressional districts, as well as revised boundaries for legislative districts. Our redistricting process this … more

Blair voters elect new trustee

Niki Graumann was elected to the Blair Board of Trustees on Nov. 9. A total of 66 votes were cast, with Graumann netting 50, or 75.76%, of the votes cast. Her opponent was Liz McGregor, who … 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

Police seek suspect in shooting case

Altus police are searching for a man in connection with a recent shooting at the Ridgecrest Apartments. Police responded Tuesday, Nov. 2 around 6:15 p.m., after it was reported a man had fired a … more

Oldest known Medal of Honor recipient’s grave lies at Eldorado

The tombstone of 1st Sergeant Criswell was stolen in September from the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Eldorado. The theft has not been solved and the tombstone has not been found. Anyone with … more

Crash pads focus of intense council discussion

The subject of crash pads drew sharp comments from Altus City administration, City Council and the public sector at the Nov. 2 council meeting. Crash pads are the rental of residential property to … more

Missing person subject of video

A video shoot will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m., with the subject Richard Hitchcock, AKA Thug Rich. The man disappeared on Nov. 9, 2019, and the case was investigated by the Oklahoma State … more

AHS Musician of the Month

The Altus High School Musician of the Month for October 2021 is vocalist Tiffany Taylor. Tiffany has been a member of the Varsity Chorale for three years, was All State in 2020, All Region from … more

Entrance ramp to main Base gate closed

Effective November 1, 2021, the ramp to the main gate of Altus AFB off Veterans Drive will close indefinitely. The closure is a result of an October 5 Altus City Council vote that was initiated by … more
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