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April’s KSST SurPrize Patrol and Grand Prize Winner of a Pizza Inn Pizza Party
Apr15

April’s KSST SurPrize Patrol and Grand Prize Winner of a Pizza Inn Pizza Party

By Savannah Owens KSST SurPrize Patrol has been out and about during the month of April surprising community members with free concert tickets and one lucky group won the Grand Prize of a pizza party. Pizza Inn sponsored the SurPrize Patrol this month by donating a Pizza party to Campbell ISD. In Sulphur Springs: One Stop Sign Shop SS Fire Department Stations 1 and 2   Stephanie Hughes with Janet Martin Realty Johanna Hicks with the...

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Hopkins County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting Notes: March 15, 2018
Apr14

Hopkins County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting Notes: March 15, 2018

The Hopkins County Genealogical Society met on March 15, 2018 in the library at 611 N. Davis Street. President John Sellers called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and welcomed everyone. President Sellers asked if everyone had read over the minutes. There were no questions. The minutes were approved as prepared. Copies of the financial report were temporarily unavailable for distribution, so they will be made available at the next...

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Competition Heats Up with the BEST IN SHOW from Beverly Hills Dog Show
Apr02

Competition Heats Up with the BEST IN SHOW from Beverly Hills Dog Show

The Beverly Hills 2018 Dog Show presented by Purina have announced the Best in Show for the competition. King, the Wire Fox terrier took home the ribbon and prestigious title “Best in Show”.  NBC has highlight videos or for a viewing guide to watch the show again click here! The Best in Show prize was awarded from the canines who won the Best in their category. The best included: King the Wire Fox terrier (Terrier...

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Aviation History: VC-137B 58-6971
Mar25

Aviation History: VC-137B 58-6971

One of three 707-153s bought “off-the-shelf” and converted to military use. 58-6971 was completed as a VC-137A by Boeing Aircraft of Seattle, Washington on April 7, 1959. On May 30, 1959 this aircraft was accepted by the U. S. Air Force, painted in Military Air Transport Service colors and markings and assigned to the (Special Missions) Squadron at Andrews AFB, MD. USAF procurement of the Boeing 707 was very limited,...

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Aviation History: VC-137B 58-6972
Mar18

Aviation History: VC-137B 58-6972

The VC-137B serial 58-6972 or same as SAM 972 had the same body as the 707-120 commercial aircraft but with different interior furnishings and electronic equipment. It was built as one of three VC-137As, Boeing model 707-153 with Pratt and Whitney JT-3 turbojets. It was delivered to the Air Force on June 30, 1959 and was redesignated VC-137B when it was refitted with JT3D turbofan jet engines in May 1963. Assigned to the 89th MAW at...

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KSST SurPrize Patrol: March Recipients
Mar17

KSST SurPrize Patrol: March Recipients

KSST SurPrize Patrol has been out and about during the month of March surprising community members with free concert tickets and tickets for the Harlem Wizards basketball game that is to be held at Sulphur Springs High School. Some of the lucky recipients of March’s SurPrizes included  winners from  Sulphur Springs, Yantis, & Commerce: Meilissa Gammil and the staff at Christus Urgent Care in Sulphur Springs   Paula Bennett,...

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Look for the KSST SurPrize Patrol: TODAY
Mar05

Look for the KSST SurPrize Patrol: TODAY

KSST SurPrize Patrol will be out on the square from 1:00-2:30 pm. Stop by for some free concert tickets! KSST will be visiting lucky community members and businesses later this month. If you are interested in a chance to get a visit from the KSST SurPrize Patrol you can: submit your name, workplace, and information on the Simply Sulphur Springs App on  Android or iPhone devices under “KSST SurPrize Patrol”, or email us...

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Aviation History: VC-137C 85-6974 (SAM 974)
Mar04

Aviation History: VC-137C 85-6974 (SAM 974)

This Boeing 707-382B (c/n 20297/836) was originally delivered to TAP Air Portugal as CS-TBF in February 1970. It was sold to Buffalo Airways as N105BV in November 1983. It was finally seized by the U.S. Government from smugglers in 1985 and turned over to the USAF in October 1985. Buffalo Airways N105BV arrived at E-Systems 30 September 1985 and departed to Andrews AFB on 24 March 1988 as C-137C 85-6974. The airplane was disassembled...

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Today is Texas Independence Day
Mar02

Today is Texas Independence Day

By Savannah Owens Today many Texans are celebrating the 182nd anniversary of Texas Independence Day. This official state holiday began when Texas first declared independence from Mexico on March 2nd, 1836. This occurred at the same time as the Siege of the Alamo, which started on Feburary 23rd and ended on March 6th. Santa Anna refused to recognize Texas’s independence until he was captured, about six weeks later by Sam Houston...

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Area 6 FFA Convention Held for 1st Time in Sulphur Springs
Feb26

Area 6 FFA Convention Held for 1st Time in Sulphur Springs

  The Area 6 FFA Convention was held for the first time since 1987 in Sulphur Springs on February 26 at 2:00 pm in the Civic Center Auditorium. The civic center had over 1,000 FFA youth and their guests attend. Superintendent Mike Lamb welcomed everyone before district officers gave out the following awards, that were won last spring: Proficiency Awards, Lone Star Degrees, and Star awards. Members voted on a new Area President...

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