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.