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Neighbors battle over naming park

Thursday, August 28, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Members of the South Lamar Neighborhood Association were seen around City Hall this week as they waited to talk to Council members about how to name a new park at 3000 Del Curto Road. Council voted 4-3 in June to name the park the Thomas Lasseter Neighborhood Park after a man who lived on the property in the 1960s. Carrie Lasseter, Tom Lasseter’s daughter, has fought to get the park named after her father, a high profile Austinite who served in both World War II and the Korean War. Members of the neighborhood association worked to get the property designated as a park and feel their efforts should be acknowledged with the name South Lamar Neighborhood Park. However, it seems unlikely that any of the Council members who voted for the Lasseter name will change their minds today. Fortunately, the public hearing on the matter is closed, so perhaps the item won’t take too long on what may be a very long day.

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