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January 23, 2012

PNGISD will consider suing turf contractor

PORT ARTHUR — On Thursday, the Port Neches-Groves school board will consider filing a lawsuit against FieldTurf, the company responsible for installing the turf at Port Neches-Groves High School’s Indian Stadium.

For the past two years PN-GISD has been evaluating the turf, which cost almost $2 million to install in 2008,  for premature deterioration: The breaking apart of the nylon fibers used in the artificial grass.

“It’s coming apart in some places and we’re having trouble getting [FieldTurf] to hold up their end of the deal,” Cavness told The News on Monday.

According to previous reports, a normal turf field comes with an eight to 10-year warranty.

“The board is going to discuss if we want to enter into litigation with the company,” Cavness said.

The special public meeting of the Port Neches-Groves ISD school board to discuss taking action regarding contemplated litigation will be held at noon on Thursday at the PN-GISD Administration Building, 620 Ave. C in Port Neches.

Also, the superintendent Rodney Cavness will host an open community forum to answer questions from the community at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, at the West Groves Education Center-Board Room located at 5840 West Jefferson Street in Groves.

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