Six Flags Inc.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Open Carry Advocates Win in Court, Will Celebrate by Freaking Out Kids at Six Flags

    According to Arlington law, demonstrators can't hand out literature to drivers who are not parked. It would seem, then, that distributing anything -- even pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution -- at busy intersections is out of the question. But earlier this year, that's exactly what members of Ope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Fair Park's Summer Amusement Venture Is Dead. Is Anyone Surprised?

    Wait. The State Fair of Texas spent $30 million to start up a new summertime amusement park at Fair Park. It ran one season -- two months plus a week -- last summer. Now they're giving up already? No second season? What is this, Broadway? You put in $30 million, and it's such a bust from the get- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Developer Says Arlington Killed Plans to Turn Six Flags Mall Into Hispanic Shopping Center

    Since its anchor stores began moving out in the late 1990s, followed by all but a couple of other tenants, the empty storefronts and weed-sprouted parking lots of Six Flags Mall have become little more than a haunt for camera-wielding, dead-mall fetishists. It's not completely dead -- a Dillard's ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Denny's Near the Ballpark Sold 3,000 Grand Slams Thanks to Nelson Cruz's Grand Slam

    Last Friday, 44,232 Rangers fans (along with a few Astros holdouts) gathered in the great Ballpark in Arlington for a little summer -time baseball. The seats were hot as the sun slowly sank behind home plate. Hotdogs were toted around like carry-on luggage and cold drinks flowed. In the second inn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Mike Scaccia of Rigor Mortis Died With His Boots On: Echoes and Reverberations

    Safe to say that I was doing bong hits on the couch one afternoon back in 1987 when Michael Alago, the A&R rep from Elektra Records who discovered and signed Metallica, called me up out of the blue and asked what was happening with the music scene here in Dallas. Alago was based in New York City, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Take a Ride on Six Flags' Texas Skyscreamer, the "Tallest Swing Ride in the World"

    We were sad, distraught even, when Six Flags announced that it was closing the Flashback last summer. The news that it would be replaced by the 400-foot Texas Skyscreamer, and that the Skyscreamer would stand as the tallest swing ride in the world, failed to move us. No matter how tall, we thought, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Free Food Alert: Jack is Hitting the Road with Free Jumbo Jacks

    Jack's Burger Truck, also called the Munchie Mobile, is in town, and you might be like, "Yeah? So what? I can go to Jack in the Box anytime my little clogged heart wants." Well, burgers from Jack's truck are free. On Friday the truck will be passing out free Jumbo Jack's with cheese before the Ran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    American Airlines Back at the Negotiating Table, Proving Pilots Know How to Use a Monkey Wrench

    Let's count this out. First, American Airlines management threatens to haul the pilots union into court if the pilots don't stop finding ways to screw up the flight schedule. See also: - American Airline Pilots' Slowdown Wins a Victory, Despite What You Read in the DMN Second, seats on American Ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Six Flags' New Texas SkyScreamer a Poor Substitute For the Flashback

    The Flashback, alas, is not long for this world. In less than a week, the iconic Six Flags roller coaster will take its last passengers backward and forward through its loop before being dismantled. The same fate will befall the parachute ride. Ah, well. Progress marches on. The rides will undoubted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 44: T0MMYL33J0N3Z

    T0MMYL33J0N3Z (aka Robbie Call) has been DJing since the early 2000s, but he would prefer it if his DJ chronology started in 2007. "There was a time when I was a trance DJ in the early 2000s when I spiked my hair like a Dragon Ball Z character and was way too into trance," the DJ admits. "Let's forg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    The Good Friday Edition of Good Friday, With Acid Mothers Temple, The Singapore Slingers, Pontiak and More

    If you live in or have passed through Deep Ellum in the last few days, you've noticed the white tents crowding the streets. That's because it's time for the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. The event, which has seen better days, is now in its 17th year, and will feature performances from The Virgin Wolves, ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Christkindl Market Coming to DFW. It's the Cool Kind of Sausage Fest.

    Dust off those lederhosens, fraulines. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first Christkindl Market this year December 8 though 11, just north of The Ballpark on a closed-off section of Road to Six Flags. Marking the 60th anniversary of the partnership between Arlington and her sister ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    At Tre Orsi's First Show, Jason Molina Taught Matt Barnhart How Not to Flub a Lyric.

    Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Tre Orsi. That's Matt on the far right.​When he isn't recording, tour managing, or running sound for other bands, Matt Barnhart has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    My First Show: Joel Buchanan Saw Dennis Rodman Join Pearl Jam at Reunion in '98

    Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Joel Buchanan and a robot. Guess which is which.​If you happened into Fallout Lounge on a Friday night a few years ago, chances wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    First Look at Fair Park's 500-Foot-Tall "Observation Tower Ride" Meant for Midway

    Click to enlargen this look at Errol McKoy's 500-foot erection proposed for Fair Park.​It's been almost two years since State Fair of Texas President Errol McKoy began talking about his plans to take a bite out of Six Flags' business by erecting his own monster Top of Texas Centennial Tower on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Now It's "A Debacle"?

    ​While I was writing the DART item below, about 29 Friends of Unfair Park forwarded along the freshest of hot-off-the-press tweets from Sports Illustrated's Peter King:I'm telling you: I-30 between Dallas Fort Worth is a plow-less, snow-windswept moonscape. This is officially a debacle.At this v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Tomorrow, a Rangers Rally. Better Late Than Never? Also: A Look at the Low, Low Ratings.

    ​On the other side are details for tomorrow's Rangers Rally, scheduled for 6 p.m. outside the Ballpark in Arlington. Long story short: Chuck Greenberg, Nolan Ryan, Jon Daniels, Ron Washington and a few players will get together for an hour to remember the "magical" season that was. Because, see, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    "Wow Me Like You Wow Your Wife," says Jerry Jones in his Bid For An Emmy

    ​Now it's the Texas Rangers owner's turn to appear on HBO's Entourage. Who do they call to line that up? Mavericks owner Mark Cuban taped an appearance on the hip hit two weeks ago. Last Sunday night, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made his slightly-more-than-a-cameo appearance after having taped h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    A New Day Dawns

    Noah W. BaileyHistory is upon us.​Chick-Fil-A's Spicy Chicken SandwichDude Factor: 10, or Foghorn Leghorn, on a scale of 1 (Camilla), to 10.A few weeks back it came to our attention that Chick-Fil-A was taking reservations for free VIP samples of its new spicy chicken sandwich, a fact that sent wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Palin Does Plano

    Danny FulgencioSome of Sarah Palin's adoring readers wanted to talk politics at the signing table. One woman just wanted to say, "I really like your kimono."​If you're looking for copies of Sarah Palin's Going Rogue: An American Life, you'll be out of luck tonight at Legacy Books in Plano -- they' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    On The Range: Machacado Con Huevos

    ​On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.Growing up, the most magical place in the world was not Six Flags, Playland Park, or Disney World. Nope, not even the State Fair of Texas. You see, the place near and dear to every child's heart--before the inventio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Hophead: Saison d'être At Zymology

    For every wound, a balm. For every sorrow, a cheer. For every storm, a calm. For every thirst, a beer. Summer is nearly here, which explains the sudden cloudiness. I'm not talking about the weather; I mean the cloudy pints of seasonal unfiltered wheat beer offered at your favorite beer pub. And, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.27.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sorry to rain on Skip Bayless' - what, 14-year? - crusade, but Troy Aikman ain't gay. Went to the Pro Bowl and hung out with Aikman in Honolulu in '93. Lotsa drinks. LotsaLotsa hula girls. Guara ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2009
  • Film

    January 22, 2009

    Reading Rainbow

    Nothing like a bad book adaptation to turn kids on to the written word

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008
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    June 12, 2008

    Man Factory Talks Street Fighter, Picks Fight With Steve Jobs

    Ryu won't like Blanka when he gets angry... For many bands, video games are an amusing distraction at best. Practicing at the home of a member who owns a console can be a risky endeavor, as a spontaneous game of Halo or Madden might stretch into an hours-long tournament. That’s not the case wit ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    With R. Kelly, It's Thrill-a-Minute

    Hang on while we take you on an up-and-down history of R. Kelly's life

  • News

    January 10, 2008

    Cotton Bowl: Goodbye, Dallas. Hello, Palace.

    Like it or not, relocation is the right Cotton-pickin' decision.

  • News

    November 15, 2007

    Action Sports Take Over Dallas

    Those crazy kids have built our li'l skate rink into a huge international sport

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    For the Kids

    State District Judge Bill Mazur brought 50 volunteers into the CASA yesterday. The largest class of volunteers for Dallas CASA -- almost 50 -- was sworn in as officers of the court yesterday by state District Judge Bill Mazur of the 304th Juvenile District Court. In a state system of child protectiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    Tom Hicks' California Gold Rush

    It took Tom Hicks long enough to develop the land around the Ballpark in Arlington -- about a decade, more or less, and I do mean less if you've seen the unimpressive torn-up parking lots out in Arlington. But you can't say Hicks is slow on the draw elsewhere -- say, in the Los Angeles area, where h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2004

    Out of Africa

    Kwanzaa is community, not characters and catchphrases

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Steak

    Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

  • Culture

    August 19, 2004

    Leaves of Crass

    Little Shop of schnorrers; The Exit finds three characters stuck in motel hell

  • News

    June 3, 2004

    Scream Machines

    Amusement parks insist their rides are safe, but who really knows?

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2004
  • Dining

    November 20, 2003

    The Real Thing

    Fake it at Sushi@Manhattan's

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2003

    Shamrock On

    Kids get locked in, not locked up

  • Culture

    October 10, 2002

    Freak Show

    Pamela Joseph's absurdly entertaining Sideshow is slicker than a carny

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    Home Coming

    The Dixie Chicks' new album won't be out for another month, but we'll tell you why it's worth waiting for

  • Culture

    September 7, 2000

    Small Soldiers

    Yeah, they're fast, but the Cowboys' linebackers are too short and light for the NFL

  • Music

    August 19, 1999
  • News

    October 29, 1998
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    January 23, 1997
  • News

    December 12, 1996
  • Film

    December 7, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Culture

    September 21, 1995

    Big men, big houses

    For one sports star, home is where the bowling alley is

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