Some Beaumont residents asking BISD board to change name of Carroll Thomas stadium
Some Beaumont residents are urging the Beaumont school board to change the name of the Carroll "Butch" Thomas Stadium.
They argue that former superintendent Dr. Carroll "Butch" Thomas, who held the position for 16 years, mismanaged the district.
Supporters say he did a good job and changing the name would be unfair.
The board discussed the issue Thursday night, but didn't take action.
Some residents have suggested leaving the name', but adding others such as coaches and former players who helped put BISD athletics on the map.