Score another coup for the newly famous East Texas town of Carthage: the town Richard Linklater, Jack Black and Sonny Carl Davis put on the map for its eccentric views on punishing murderers now has scoreboard on the entire state -- nay, the whole entire world of high school athletics. Literally.
Courtesy Carthage High School Artist's rendering of the soon-to-be-completed beast. Note delusion of grandeur on score.
Workers are currently putting the finishing touches on a 2,500 square-foot, 24-ton behemoth of a Jumbotron at the town's high school football stadium. The video screen alone is 1,200 square feet, weighs five tons and sparkles with the gleam of 775,000 Friday night LED lights. (While it is the largest video screen in Texas high school football, the largest overall scoreboard is at Allen High School, whose 6,000-person student body is double the enrollment of Carthage's entire school district, and almost equal to Carthage's overall population of 6,779.)More »