State judge recommends allowing alcohol sales at Six Flags Over Texas

Posted Monday, January 12, 2009 10:51 AM | Contributed by Chitown

A state administrative law judge issued two non-binding opinions Friday recommending that the parks be allowed to sell alcohol. Carolyn Beck, a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission spokeswoman, said the agency’s administrator rarely rules against an administrative law judge.

Read more from The Dallas Morning News.

Related parks

Monday, January 12, 2009 3:59 PM

Fors, who testified in an October hearing about the licenses, said Texas leads the nation in alcohol-related fatalities, and that should be a wake-up call.

I think the drive through liquor stores and lax open container laws are more the cause than someone having a couple before riding a coaster.

I do love the commenter who gets 2 things wrong with one sentence.

Disney World does NOT allow alcohol in the parks and the sales have been strong, even in this economy.

+0
Monday, January 12, 2009 4:18 PM

Perhaps he's unaware of the food and wine festival, or otherwise just talking out of his ass.

+0
Monday, January 12, 2009 4:31 PM

Don't they also have the most people on death row of any state?

+0
Monday, January 12, 2009 4:31 PM

Juggalotus said:
I think the drive through liquor stores and lax open container laws are more the cause than someone having a couple before riding a coaster.


Texas outlawed open containers in vehicles in 2001.

+0
Monday, January 12, 2009 6:05 PM

Interesting, I didn't realize they had stopped that. Took them long enough.

+0
Monday, January 12, 2009 8:31 PM

Yeah, but how well is it enforced? Sometimes when the feds hand down some mandate held hostage to highway funds, the state government takes it with a wink and a grin . . .

+0
Monday, January 12, 2009 8:32 PM

“They’ve signed adeath warrant for many adults and children in the Metroplex,” said CarlFors of Fort Worth-based Texas Sober.

Oh, please.

Someone needs to tell these folks that Jesus drank wine. Heck, Jesus MADE wine. I guess a few of them would be arrogant enough to tell him that he had no family values.

+0
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 9:11 AM

^ - more accurately, Jesus made water into GREAT wine so that people who were already LOADED could continue to drink and celebrate.

+0
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 12:38 PM

I have a fundamentalist friend who claims that the only reason Jesus turned water into wine was to sterilize it and kill the germs so people could drink it.

+0
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 1:42 PM

I bet you have a spot on your forehead from where it keeps hitting the wall while trying to talk to him.

+0
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 1:54 PM

Fors, who testified in an October hearing about the licenses, said Texas leads the nation in alcohol-related fatalities, and that should be a wake-up call.

Not true, at least according to this article.

http://stlouis.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/stories/2008/08/25/daily33.html

+0
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 2:10 PM

Re-reading it (again) I notice something else. People say that this isn't the kind of thing they want in a family park. But isn't it up to Six Flags to decide if they want to be a family park AND what it means to be a family park?

If they wanted, they could make the gate 21 and over and have topless women running all the rides. Its their business it is up to them to decide what their business model should be. By response, it is also up to people who disagree with the business model to not patronize the business.

+0
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 2:34 PM

That's been my feeling all along. The business should be free to decide this, and if it does not align with their customers, the customers are free to not engage the product. That doesn't sound that hard to me.

+0
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 2:36 PM

Not just that...but don't they allow beer and alcohol to be sold at the Texas Rangers games across the road? Isn't "America's Pastime" supposed to be family-friendly too?

At least at SF people have something to do and be active rather than sitting on their collective arse continuously drinking beer for more than three hours... ;)

+0
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 6:02 PM

Why is there such a stink about this? Did they have a liquor license in the past that was revoked? I agree that a business should be able to decide if they want to sell alcohol or not. If parents are nervous about there being alcohol being sold then don't go. It is that simple. People seem to think they can dictate what everyone else does.

+0
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 7:15 PM

Juggalotus said:
I bet you have a spot on your forehead from where it keeps hitting the wall while trying to talk to him.

Only an old scar. I gave up trying to knock sense into him years ago.

+0
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 1:42 PM

I am surprised the "family values" excuse hasn't gotten old yet. It really is a stupid reason to ban something.

+0
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 10:20 PM

I was glad the article mentioned the drunken hell holes known as Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld.

I have a park for these teetotalers: Joyland in Lubbock. Dry county.

+0
Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:55 PM

If Texas leads the country in alcohol-related driving fatalities, maybe they should ban motor vehicles.

Hmmm, I figure if Jesus just wanted to kill germs, He could do it without involving fermentation. Ensign, you should ask your friend why Jesus didn't boycott the wedding in the first place, since they were serving wine that wasn't, um, sterilized.

+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...