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Slideshow: A School Without Sports

In a rare move in a state where the football field is hallowed turf, Premont ISD has suspended all athletics — including football — to improve its struggling finances. But the decision has brought little backlash from the community in South Texas, perhaps a measure of how dire the school's circumstances have become.

Premont ISD is terminating its athletics programs to save money and focus on academics as it tries to meet drastic improvements required by the state. Photography by Eddie Seal for The Texas Tribune.

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