Lubbock City Council to transfer land to state for veterans cemetery

Alex Driggars Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - 3/8/2023

Following the announcement last month of federal funding to support a Lubbock veterans cemetery, the City Council on Tuesday took the next significant steps toward the project by approving the transfer of city land and unveiling a potential concept for the site.

The council agreed to execute a donation of 100 acres of city-owned land on East 50th Street, located just outside East Loop 289, to the Texas Veterans Land Board for what could be one of five veterans cemeteries in the state. The land is located just outside of the city limits and officials said they are now beginning the process of annexing the land.