So, in case you haven't heard, Katy ISD is about to spend $58 million bucks building a massive new 12,000-seat football stadium. It will be the second football stadium for the district, and will be built right across from Rhodes Stadium, which already seats 9,768 people.
While we understand the importance high school football has with Texans, that's still a ton of high school football dough.
But as expensive as that seems to us, it's still less than the $69.5 million in stadium funds they were shooting for in last year's bond package. The district didn't rally enough support for that controversial bond amount, though, and the measure failed, presumably because the construction of that more expensive stadium accounted for about 70 percent of the package.
Shaving that cool $11 mil off the price tag apparently did the trick to pass this year's bond package, though, which squeaked by with approval from 55 percent of voters last month, despite vocal opposition from parts of the community.