Six Flags Beer Proposal Raises Red Flags for Residents

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - After officials at Six Flags revealed their intention to sell alcohol at the amusement park, about 60 people showed up at a meeting Thursday night in Arlington to find out how to protest the decision.

Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor posted notification last month that the parks were applying for liquor licenses.

Following that posting, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission got more than 600 phone calls, so Thursday's information meeting was scheduled.

The intent of the meeting was to tell the public how to formally protest the applications, but residents spent most of the time expressing displeasure that a mixed-beverage permit could be issued for the parks. That's according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

A TABC official says dozens of written protests have already been received and he expects there will be a public hearing on the Six Flags applications.

Six Flags officials, who say that "moms and dads" are the ones who have asked Six Flags to offer beer, said that the company will have controls in place to sell beer responsibly.