Texas School District Delays Vote On $1 Million Stadium Scoreboard

WESLACO (May 7, 2013)—The Weslaco School Board delayed indefinitely a vote on whether 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” on a plan 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 said 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 unveiled last season at Carthage High School will remain the state's largest.

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