RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

For the Killion family of suburban Houston, this was not a restful Labor Day. That's because this weekend, a 96-foot-tall roller coaster opened on the boardwalk a few yards from their seaside cottage.

The Killions told the Houston Chronicle they refused to sell their weekend home to the company that runs the boardwalk. Now, for 12 hours a day, the family can sit on their porch, smell the salt air, and hear the screams coming from the Boardwalk Bullet.

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