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Be on the Lookout for the New KSST SurPrize Patrol
Feb13

Be on the Lookout for the New KSST SurPrize Patrol

KSST SurPrize Patrol has been out and about surprising community members in and around Hopkins, Wood, Rains, Franklin, Delta, Lamar, and Hunt counties with free concert tickets and other cool give away items. Some of the lucky recipients of February’s SurPrizes included: Sulphur Springs Whataburger Employees Teachers and Staff at Douglas Intermediate KSST Listeners Sulphur Springs Elementary Teachers and Staff Random Citizens...

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Boeing 367-80 Jet Transport
Feb11

Boeing 367-80 Jet Transport

On July 15, 1954, a graceful, swept-winged aircraft, bedecked in brown and yellow paint and powered by four revolutionary new engines first took to the sky above Seattle. Built by the Boeing Aircraft Company, the 367-80, better known as the Dash 80, would come to revolutionize commercial air transportation when its developed version entered service as the famous Boeing 707, America’s first jet airliner. Quickly Boeing turned its...

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Two Family Friendly Fun Holidays to Celebrate Today
Feb09

Two Family Friendly Fun Holidays to Celebrate Today

By Savannah Owens Start the weekend off right, by celebrating today’s obscure holidays! Here are a few holidays and deals to tide you over till Valentine’s day. National Pizza Day, as if we all needed a reason to eat more pizza. Deals: Baskin Robbins : If you want to celebrate National Pizza Day in a sweeter way, try Baskin Robbins’ new Sweetheart Polar Pizza Ice Cream treat. Stop by your local Baskin Robbins on Feb. 9...

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The Special Air Mission VC-137C 85-6974 (SAM 974)
Feb04

The Special Air Mission 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...

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You’ve Heard of Punxsatawney Phil, But Do You Know Jimmy?
Feb02

You’ve Heard of Punxsatawney Phil, But Do You Know Jimmy?

By Savannah Owens Punxsatawney Phil, Buckeye Chuck, and Jimmy: that’s right, it’s Groundhog Day 2018. February 2nd, aka Groundhog day, houses an unusual but fun 132 year tradition of looking to groundhogs . Groundhog day was celebrated for the first time in Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsatawney, Pennsylvania in 1887. “According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, it gets...

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Aviation History: VC-137C 85-6973 (SAM 973)
Jan28

Aviation History: VC-137C 85-6973 (SAM 973)

SAM 973 entered active service in Aug. 1985, when the Air Force acquired the aircraft from the United States Customs Service. The aircraft was originally built in March 1969 at the Boeing Company, in Seattle. It was constructed as a Boeing 707-396C, serial number 20043. The aircraft was built with a large cargo door on the left side of the fuselage and began service as a cargo/passenger transport. An Austrian leasing company operated...

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Your Constitutional Rights: What You Need to Know.
Jan23

Your Constitutional Rights: What You Need to Know.

By Savannah Owens Most people don’t realize the full extent of their constitutional rights and the protection afforded by the Bill of Rights. KSST sat down with defense attorney Martin Braddy, to talk about basic constitutional rights and what you need to know. The first step is to know your basics. You can’t exercise your rights if you don’t know what they are. “There’s law and then the reality of the...

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Aviation History: The Future Air Force One
Jan21

Aviation History: The Future Air Force One

The Air Force awarded a contract modification to Boeing on Aug. 4, 2017, to purchase two commercial 747-8 aircraft for future modification to replace the two aging VC-25A Presidential support aircraft. The two 747-8 jets are built and have been in storage at the Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) in Victorville, California. The decision to purchase ready-made commercial airliners instead of custom-built aircraft is part of...

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Aviation History: VC-137C 62-6000
Jan14

Aviation History: VC-137C 62-6000

This is probably the most famous aircraft of all the Boeing 707 family, as it was operated as the personal aircraft of the President of the United States by the 98th Air Transport Squadron, 89th Military Airlift Wing, USAF, from Andrews Air Force Base near Washington D.C. Known as “Air Force One”, VC-137C was the military VIP designation for this Boeing 707-320B, of which 62-6000 was the first delivered to the Presidential...

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Tira News-January 5th, 2018
Jan05

Tira News-January 5th, 2018

By Jan Vaughn Yvonne Weir reported that they had a busy Christmas. They had 10 extra on Saturday night, with Dustin and Destri and their families, and then the Dacy and her family came on Sunday and they all snacked and opened gifts. The kids had a good time running around playing together. Sarah and Lucas came on Christmas Day. Yvonne adds, “We met Dustin and Eleanor and Lukkas Kuffner, as well as Dacy, Elise, and Eli at Shenaniganz...

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