KATY, Texas -- It was a bad night for stadium financing in the Houston area, with one suburban district voting down a bond issue that would have built a deluxe high school football stadium.
Voters in the Katy school district on Tuesday voted down a bond package that would have provided $69.5 million for a new, 14,000-seat football stadium.
The rejection came the same day as voters in Harris County at large rejected a plan to turn the Astrodome into a convention center.
Some local tea party members opposed the Katy bond program, saying the district shouldn t take on more debt.
It went on the ballot one year after the Dallas suburb of Allen opened a $60 million stadium.