Larry Hagman may be gone but his memory will not soon be forgotten.The 81-year-old actor/icon, best known for his role in the television series Dallas, was the focus of the March 12 meeting of the Weatherford City Council.Members of the Larry Hagman Memorial Committee, spearheaded by local businesswoman Sherry Watters, approached the council suggesting they consider placing a statue of the Weatherford native at Heritage Park, located at the corner of Fort Worth Highway and Santa Fe Drive.“Yes, our committee thought about the best place and it seemed [Heritage Park] was the best place,” Watters said. “Our committee had met with some other individuals but we wanted the memorial to stay outside - where people could see it.”She said driving across the new bridge by the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce offices, she would look that direction and could almost see it finished.“My right brain,” she chuckled. “The [Heritage Park project] should start by end of spring and the statue will cost $70,000. Kelly Graham will do the sculpting since he is local and we can see changes if any. We want this done right and as soon as we have our goal Kelly will start.”She said she was really excited for the project to begin.“Linda Gray from Dallas assured me that she will come to the unveiling,” Watters added. “First Finical Bank has the account for the Larry Hagman Memorial.”Dr. Harold Lawrence, Chairman of the Parker County Historical Commission and an arm to the Texas State Historical Commission, spoke of its feasibility and what, if any, could the state do to help.“The good news is it is feasible, the bad news is there cannot be a marker established through the state for 10 years,” Lawrence said. “At the end of 10 years, you can apply for a marker and it’s pretty automatic.”He did say that after the 10 years a marker can go anywhere in the city pointing out his his connection to Weatherford.“His mother, Mary Martin, is eligible for a marker already; she has been deceased for more than 10 years,” Lawrence added. “When it comes time to apply for the marker, the Historical Commission will be there to help you.”Councilman Craig Swancy, who supports the memorial, said not to forget other famous Weatherford residents.“Weatherford and Parker County has so many historic and fine people that have come here or were born here, I think it would be wise to have a section devoted to the pioneers,” he said. “Many people don’t know John Lomax, a very famous author who taught at Weatherford College.”He also mentioned Four-Star Gen. Hood Simpson and Major League Baseball player James Leslie “Hippo” Vaughan. In the world of politics, he referenced Jim Wright while in artists circles he noted Douglas Chandor. Perhaps most recognizable he mentioned was Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving and Bose Ikard.“It’s amazing when you start doing research, how many famous people are from Weatherford,” Swancy said. “I can’t think of a place that would be more visible that Heritage Park.”No action was taken.