High school sports are out of season and the school year is coming to an end, but football is still on people's minds at Anderson-Shiro Consolidated Independent School District.
The high school finally got a varsity football team and marching band for the first time this year, but something was still missing.
"As exciting as it was to have Friday night football, I think it was a little disappointing as well because we had to play our games at a rented stadium at a nearby district," said Dr. Brandon Core, Anderson-Shiro Consolidated ISD Superintendent.
"You didn't have that home feeling of this is my school. This is my home," said Kelton Goudeau, Anderson-Shiro High School sophomore.
However, that's going to change thanks to a $4.7 million school bond that will go towards a new athletic complex that will be built behind the high school.
School officials say the new facilities will be done by Fall 2014, when the current sophomores are seniors.
"I think these facilities are going to bring some excitement and enjoyment to our entire community," said Dr. Core.
The bond will pay for a new football stadium, track, baseball field, softball field, tennis courts and a field house. Not to mention the impact those things will have on students...
"Our energy level will be up, and it will help us play better on the field," said Jackson Carrell, ASCISD freshman.
"We'll get that home feeling that I haven't had," said Goudeau.
The new varsity football team may not be the best in the district yet, but students say the promise of a new stadium means it'll only get better from here.
The approved school bond will also pay for a new maintenance facility and an expansion of the elementary school.
All the school district improvements will cost tax payers about $80 a year.
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