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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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Aviation History: SAM Aircraft 1973 – 1993
Jul20

Aviation History: SAM Aircraft 1973 – 1993

E-Systems Greenville, TX, began the first year of twenty years performing depot maintenance and modifications on Special Air Mission (SAM) aircraft in Sept 1973 and delivered the last airplane in May 1994. Due to the mission of these aircraft most were input with a 25 day schedule to include arrival, disassembly, inspection, repair, reassembly, systems operational and rigging check, flight line engine run and systems check, functional...

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Highway 11 Construction Projects
Jul15

Highway 11 Construction Projects

By Savannah Owens    The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) has been out working on the roads on Highway 11 west. Construction crews just finished strip filling-which is a temporary asphalt service that places tar and gravel over the older parts of the road. “That stretch is due for rehabilitation. [TxDot is] trying to do something besides filling the pot holes.” TxDot Public Information Specialist for Paris Texas,...

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3 Summer Quick Trips
Jun29

3 Summer Quick Trips

By Savannah Owens Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have time to take a long and expensive vacation. Stay-cations can be fun-until you run into your neighbors at the grocery store and get talked into helping them with yard work…The perfect solution?A weekend road-trip! Idea #1 Leave on Friday around 10:00 am, and head to Waco, its about a 3 hour drive-stop by the Dr. Pepper Museum and the Texas Ranger Hall of...

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Amex becomes “Official” Hilton Credit Card Supplier
Jun14

Amex becomes “Official” Hilton Credit Card Supplier

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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