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LASARA, TEXAS
Also spelled as La Sara

Willacy County, Texas Gulf Coast / South Texas

26 27' 56" N, 97 54' 43" W 26.465556, -97.911944
Hwy 186, and FM 1015
8 miles W of Raymondville the county seat
Population: 1039 (2010) 1024 (2000)

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Willacy Co TX - Lasara Road Sign

Lasara highway sign
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2018

History in a Pecan Shell

Once a part of Spanish land grants, Lasara was platted in 1924. The name comes from the first names of Laura Harding and Sarah Gill wives of early settlers. William Harding and Lamar Gill were the husbands and if not for the women, the town might've been named Willam or Wilharlam.

A school district was signed into effect in 1925 and a post office opened the following year. The population was an estimated 100 in 1933 and it seems to have peaked in 1950 with 150 Lasarans. The figure has declined back to the 100 mark in 1990, and swollen to 1024 in 2000.
Willacy Co TX - Lasara
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2018
Willacy Co TX - Lasara  Grain Elevators
Lasara Grain Elevators
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2018
Willacy Co TX - Lasara Garcia Grain Trading
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2018
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Willacy Co TX - Lasara Fire Station
Lasara Fire Station
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2018
Lasara, Texas sign

Lasara sign
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Lasara, Texas Nearby Towns:
Raymondville the county seat
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