Baker Ahles & Kaskovich

August 27, 2014

Six Flags set to announce new attraction in Arlington

Theme park has been tweeting about new ride and posted signs near the Adventure Theater, which closed in 2011.

What new attraction is in the works at Six Flags Over Texas? We’ll find out today.

The Arlington theme park will reveal a new ride or attraction for 2015, and put to rest several weeks of hints and speculation.

Earlier this summer, the park closed its Roaring Rapids water ride and said the closure would make way for the new ride. Then, more signs started appearing in the park and near the Adventure Theater attraction that closed in 2011.

Six Flags tweeted about the mysterious new ride and posted hints on its Facebook page, including one that included a cat. That fueled speculation among thrill seekers that it had something to do with Batman.

Six Flags last week sent a media notice saying we “won’t be in the dark for long.”

According to permit filings, Six Flags is said to be adding on to the existing Adventure Theater building for a new attraction, scheduled to be completed April 1.

The Adventure Theater was a motion simulator theater that opened in 1995 showing 3D and 4D short movies.

D.R. Horton, AZZ make Fortune’s growth list

Two Fort Worth companies — home builder D.R. Horton and equipment maker AZZ Corp. — made Fortune magazine’s annual list of the 100 fastest-growing companies, which this year was dominated by businesses cashing in on the boom in domestic oil and gas production.

Or as Fortune put it: Shale rules!

The list ranks public companies based on three factors: revenue growth, earnings growth and three-year annualized total return.

Horton, which has rebounded smartly from the housing downturn, ranked 43rd overall, bolstered by 144 percent annual earnings growth over the past three years. The magazine noted Horton’s $210 million purchase of Atlanta’s Crown Communities.

AZZ, which serves the power-generation industry, ranked 93rd, sporting a three-year annualized return of 28 percent.

Among the many companies representing the oil-and-gas boom is Dallas-based Trinity Industries, which produces rail tank cars to transport crude oil at plants in Saginaw and Longview. Trinity, which ranked 23rd, has seen its stock price more than double in the past 12 months, Fortune noted.

Other oil-and-gas names on the list include Carrizo Oil & Gas, EOG Resources, Cabot Oil & Gas, HollyFrontier and Kinder Morgan. “A quarter of the companies here make money drilling, pumping, transporting, servicing, refining or selling oil or natural gas,” the magazine wrote.

Sprouts sets Arlington store opening

Sprouts Farmers Market will open its first Arlington store at 5711 W. Interstate 20 next Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 a.m.

This will be the grocer’s second Tarrant-area store to open in the past month. It opened in Hurst on Aug. 6. The store will host a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the new 25,000-square-foot store.

Muffins and coffee samples will be served to everyone in line before the doors open and the first 200 shoppers will receive 20 percent off their first total purchase. Coupon books will be given to every 15th shopper and every customer will receive a free reusable bag with their purchase.

On Saturday, Sept. 13, the first 100 customers to make a purchase will receive a coupon booklet for five free sandwiches and 20 golden tickets will be hidden on products throughout the aisles for $20 off your purchase.

Coupon giveaways will be done on Sunday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 20.

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