WESLACO, Texas (AP) — A school board in South Texas has decided not to spend $1 million to install the largest high school stadium scoreboard screen in Texas and possibly the country.
Steve Valdez, director of instructional television for the Weslaco Independent School District, said Tuesday the board decided to "postpone the vote indefinitely." The plan was to upgrade to a 1,296-square-foot screen at the football stadium and use advertising revenue to pay off the cost over 10 years.
The current screen in Weslaco is 252 square feet. Valdez says the LED screen is eight years old and likely will need to be replaced in another two years.
The board's vote Monday to delay a decision means the 1,200-square-foot screen that debuted last season at Carthage High School will remain the state's largest.