ZEPHYR —     The Zephyr school district has settled its lawsuit against the Carter Construction Company of Fort Worth, the company that installed the football stadium’s artificial turf in 2009.
    The district sought more than $1 million in damages from the company, claiming deficiencies in the “construction, installation and improvement of the property,” according to court documents filed in Brown County District Clerk Cheryl Jones’ office.
    The turf has since been replaced.
    Zephyr school Superintendent Stanton Marwitz announced the suit’s settlement in an announcement on the district’s web site dated November 2017.
    Funds from the settlement will be used to offset the cost of the installation of new turf last year by Hellas Construction, the announcement states. The district awarded the Austin company a $368,205 bid to replace the turf.
    Marwitz declined to comment on the settlement.
    The school district filed a lawsuit against the company in 2015 claiming the turf materials had “degraded prematurely and failed to perform.”  
    The purpose of the lawsuit was to “protect the investment voted on and passed by the taxpayers back in 2008,” the district said in an earlier statement.