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LASARA, TEXAS
Also spelled as La Sara

Willacy County, Texas Gulf Coast / South Texas

Hwy 186, and FM 1015
8 miles W of Raymondville
Population: 1039 (2010) 1024 (2000)

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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.
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