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Fall Armyworms By Mario Villarino
Aug24

Fall Armyworms By Mario Villarino

The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, is a common pest of bermudagrass, sorghum, corn, wheat and rye grass and many other crops in north and central Texas. According to Dr. Allen Knutson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension entomologist, the larvae of fall armyworms are green, brown or black with white to yellowish lines running from head to tail. A distinct white line between the eyes forms an inverted “Y” pattern on the face. Four...

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More Sno Predicted for Sulphur Springs: Summer 2018
May13

More Sno Predicted for Sulphur Springs: Summer 2018

Tropical Sno is opening up a second location on 237 Wildcat Way, located behind Lowes. The hours for the new  location will be the same as the current location: from March to October and will offer the same menu items.  KSST sat down with Brandon Hodges, owner of the two locations, to talk about the new location, his history, and what else is in store for the fun snow cone stands. Tim Kelty first approached Brandon when his stand was...

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Aviation History:  “Douglas Commercial 3” (DC-3 Commercial Transport)
May13

Aviation History:  “Douglas Commercial 3” (DC-3 Commercial Transport)

The Douglas DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized as the greatest airplane of its time. Some would argue that it is the greatest of all time. The first DC-3 built was the Douglas Sleeper Transport — also known as Skysleepers by airline customers — and it was the height of luxury. Fourteen plush seats in four main compartments could be folded in pairs to form seven berths, while...

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Aviation History: C-130A
May06

Aviation History: C-130A

The development of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules arose out of the need for a replacement for the Fairchild C-119/R4Q “Flying Boxcar” cargo/troop transport. The Boxcar was manufactured from 1948 to 1953 and had proved inadequate for the needs of the Far East Air Forces Combat Cargo Command during the Korean War. It was under-powered and little better than earlier C-82s, C-46s and C-47s. Early in 1951, the USAF Tactical Air...

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Aviation History: What ever happened to the eleven VC-140B Lockheed JetStars?
Apr22

Aviation History: What ever happened to the eleven VC-140B Lockheed JetStars?

Eleven C-140Bs were assigned to the Military Airlift Command. They were flown as VC-140B’s on special government and White House airlift missions by the 89th Military Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB, Maryland. The VC-140B’s were capable and versatile, but by the early 1980’s the Air Force was looking for a replacement. JetStars were out of production and spares were getting expensive. The JetStar was also not as fuel efficient as newer...

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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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