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Six Flags to sell alcohol. Love it or Hate it? Leave your comments.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission issued permits to Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Arlington, this past Tuesday.

The permits that were issued include: a mixed beverage permit, a mixed beverage late hours permit, a beverage cartage permit and a caterer's permit.

"Issuance of the requested permits and certificate does not adversely affect the safety of the public, nor will it adversely affect the general welfare, peace, or morals of the people or violate the public sense of decency," said a judge with the State Office of Administrative Hearings in response to concerns protesters had aired back in October.

In February, TABC Administrator Alan Steen signed an order allowing the two amusement parks to apply for alcoholic beverage permits.

Anyone who protested the idea had 20 days after the order was entered to file a motion for rehearing with the TABC Administrator. A motion for rehearing dated March 2, 2009, was filed and on March 24, 2009, the TABC Administrator denied the motion for rehearing. TABC issued the permits the same day.

Six Flags' application process began in January of 2008.

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