A sure sign of spring: Six Flags is reopening

With the spring season upon us, it's time for Six Flags to reopen its gates for 2012 thrills and entertainment. The park opens at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. One highlight is the renovated Texas Giant, which received the Golden Ticket Award for Best New Ride in 2011 from Amusement Today. Special ticket pricing and packages are available online. Looking ahead to spring break, March 10-18, there will be extended hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.