A local school district dished out big bucks for upgrades at its football stadium. The Carthage Independent School District spent $750,000 on a new scoreboard. Superintendent Glenn Hambrick says the new scoreboard's video screen is 1,200 square feet. It's currently the largest at the high school level in the state of Texas.
In a bond election 70% of voters approved the new scoreboard. Before the scoreboard was even brought up Hambrick says $50 million in academic facility improvements were made. The superintendent says the scoreboard will be paid off in about a month. The school system brings in eight million dollars.
The scoreboard has already generated $35,000 from advertising. He believes it could attract sporting events from other areas to the school and bring more business to Carthage.