Part 3 KFDM Investigates BISD Carroll "Butch" Thomas stadium
Beaumont was promised new schools with the 2007 'bond project, and voters were promised those schools would take precedence over a proposed stadium.
However, it didn't happen that way.
Former Beaumont Superintendent Carroll "Butch" Thomas reasoned privately that the stadium was the biggest project.
And, a recently released audit found the change in priority cost Beaumont taxpayers millions of dollars.
Watch KFDM's investigative report.