SIX FLAGS RETURNS

Six Flags makes a splash in Houston with revamped water park after 15-year absence

The new SIx Flags entrance. Rendering courtesy of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor SplashTown

This article originally appeared on CultureMap and was written by Craig D. Lindsey.

Just when you thought Six Flags was done with Houston, the amusement-park empire is coming back here in a major way.

Coming this summer, popular water park Wet 'n' Wild SplashTown will be rebranded as Six Flags Hurricane Harbor SplashTown. Fifteen years after Six Flags' famed AstroWorld/WaterWorld complex permanently closed its gates, the Texas-based, fun-park corporation will bring some unique touches to the existing water park.

Along with new, Caribbean theming and improvements throughout the park, the biggest addition will be Wahoo Wave, an innovative, six-story water slide. This attraction will send four riders into near-vertical motions to experience extended hang times and zero g-forces. Riders plunge 30 feet straight down before sweeping up at high speeds as they arc across the top of a massive water wall, before descending into a refreshing pool below.

Continue reading on CultureMap to hear about the perks for season pass holders.

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Report: Rockets finalizing deal with new head coach

Rockets get their guy. Composite image by Jack Brame.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Rockets are finalizing a deal with Mavericks assistant Stephen Silas to be their next head coach. An official statement is expected to be released soon.

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