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Free Southwest Flights
Oct02

Free Southwest Flights

Although, we don’t end up flying Southwest Airlines much, the opportunity to get free flights always appeals to me.  And now that Southwest has added several new planes to their fleet, namely the Boeing 737 MAX, we will be giving them more consideration.  Chase Bank is offering a sign-up bonus for one of their Southwest Airlines credit cards to get 40,000 Rapid Rewards Points just for signing up for the card and spending $1,000...

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Aviation History: VC-137C 62-6000
Sep03

Aviation History: VC-137C 62-6000

The following information comes from local Sulphur Springs resident Tony Hughes.  Mr Hughes worked on, performed engine run up, pre-flight/post flight and flew as an aircraft mechanic observer on FCF’s (functional check flight) at the Greenville, Tx. plant, formerly known as TEMCO.  The Greenville plant started as Temco (Texas Engineering & Manufacturing Co.) then changed to Ling-Temco Electronics, Inc. in 1960, then...

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Sulphur Springs New Sister City
Aug24

Sulphur Springs New Sister City

By Savannah Owens If Sulphur Springs had a sister city it would be Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Allthough Calgary is much much larger than Sulphur Springs the two have many similarities.    Calgary has a rich history of cowboys, rodeos, cattle roundups and stampedes.  It started as a small city that grew through the great depression. Calgarians struggled through the dust bowl and prohibition just like many of the citizens of Sulphur...

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5 Exotic Places to Eat If You’re Feeling Adventureous and Like to Travel
Aug22

5 Exotic Places to Eat If You’re Feeling Adventureous and Like to Travel

By Savannah Owens Whenever I travel the thing I look forward to the most is trying new cusine. My family recently traveled to Calgary Canada and needless to say there were some interesting places to eat! Warning! This article may make you hungry… Blink– A good name for an eye-doctor, but an odd name for an upscale restaurant. Despite any wariness about their quirky  name, this place delivers on their food. For starters...

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Aviation History: C-130 Hercules
Aug13

Aviation History: C-130 Hercules

The following information comes from local Sulphur Springs resident Tony Hughes.  Mr Hughes worked on, performed engine run up, pre-flight/post flight and flew as an aircraft mechanic observer on FCF’s (functional check flight) at the Greenville, Tx. plant, formerly known as TEMCO.  The Greenville plant started as Temco (Texas Engineering & Manufacturing Co.) then changed to Ling-Temco Electronics, Inc. in 1960, then...

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The Results are In!
Aug07

The Results are In!

The results are in.  The least favorite intersection in Sulphur Springs is… Select your Least Favorite intersection Gilmer v.s. Main St v.s. College St on the square (67%) I-30 v.s. Highway 19 west of town (23%) 154 (Church St) v.s. Highway 19 v.s. Loop 301 north of town (8%) I-30 v.s. 301 Loop east of town (1%) Thanks for voting!  Loading ...   Various suggestions for this dubious honor include: The offset between...

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Aviation History: Lockheed C-121 Constellation
Aug06

Aviation History: Lockheed C-121 Constellation

The following information comes from local Sulphur Springs resident Tony Hughes.  Mr Hughes worked on, performed engine run up, pre-flight/post flight and flew as an aircraft mechanic observer on FCF’s (functional check flight) at the Greenville, Tx. plant, formerly known as TEMCO.  The Greenville plant started as Temco (Texas Engineering & Manufacturing Co.) then changed to Ling-Temco Electronics, Inc. in 1960, then...

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Best Business Credit Card for Travel
Jul29

Best Business Credit Card for Travel

For some travelers, a business credit card that earns travel “points” can make a great addition to their wallet.  The newly introduced Chase Ink Business Preferred credit card has a wealth of features for a seasoned traveler or the infrequent traveler.  The biggest bonus right now is the ability to earn 80,000 travel points with Chase by applying for this credit card and completing the initial spending requirement.  Those...

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Last Days for Big Hilton Points Bonus
Jul23

Last Days for Big Hilton Points Bonus

As many seasoned travelers know, obtaining extra “points” through a credit card sign-up is a great way to get a jump start on free travel or enjoy perks from a hotel chain.  One recent development is with the Hilton brand of hotels and their agreement with American Express.  Previously, Hilton had partnered with both Amex and Citibank, but have recently decided to end their relationship with Citibank at the end of 2017.  ...

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Aviation History: VC-137C 72-7000. Boeing 707-353B.
Jul23

Aviation History: VC-137C 72-7000. Boeing 707-353B.

SAM 27000 was the second of two Boeing VC-137C United States Air Force aircraft that were specifically configured and maintained for the use of the President of the United States. It used the call sign Air Force One when the President was on board, and at other times it used the call sign SAM 27000. The plane first entered service in 1972 during the administration of Richard Nixon. SAM 27000 replaced the aging SAM 26000 as the primary...

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