Longview School District Loses Court Ruling

A court ruling has opened the door to allow an East Texas school district to be "sued" over an artificial turf dispute. It was last summer that turf company Vibra-Whirl installed earth, concrete and new turf at Longview High School's Lobo stadium. The district withheld nearly $400,000 payment from Vibra-Whirl, saying the work was faulty and unfinished.

The Sixth Court of Appeals ruled this week the district entered into a contract and can be sued. The school district has 30 days from the ruling to appeal to the Texas Supreme Court.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.  bhallmark@kltv.com