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Another positive step in the right direction was made on Tuesday when the Lubbock City Council voted to approve a donation of 100 acres of city-owned land for the Texas State Veteran's Cemetery.

Last month the Texas General Land Office announced a $9.5 million dollar grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a Texas State Veteran's Cemetery in Lubbock. The money will go toward establishing the cemetery as KFYO previously reported.

which would include, "pre-placed crypts, columbarium niches, in ground cremated remain plots, irrigation, grading, drainage, landscaping, roads, administration buildings, maintenance yard, committal shelter and supporting infrastructure".

On Tuesday, the Lubbock City Council approved the donation of land just east of Lubbock on 50th Street. According to KAMC, the City of Lubbock had initially approved the land being donated in April with the title being sent to the Texas General Land Office.

The title had a reversion clause that would return the land back to the City if it wasn’t used for the cemetery.

The agenda also said the City was notified that the United States Veterans Administration would provide funding for construction and future operations would be funded by the Texas Veterans Land Board.

It's expected that the Texas State Veteran's Cemetery in Lubbock will be ready in the next two years.

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