March 05, 2004

NOTICE: To all the heirs of Jose Manuel Ballí Villarreal
RE: Update on Appeal & Remembrance of a Noble Balli

As most of you already know, the hearing on our appeal took place January 29, 2004. The hearing went very well for the family. The appeal will be decided by three judges - Linda Reyna Yanez, Nelda V. Rodriguez and Dori Contreras Garza. The outcome of the appeal will not be known until the judges reach a decision, which could take between 6-12 months. The outcome will be posted on the web site as soon as it is decided.

With my deepest sympathy I regret to inform you that Arturo M. Balli passed away on 02/26/04 after a long battle with cancer. The rosary will take place tonight at Guerra Funeral Home in Weslaco at 7:00 PM. The funeral mass will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Donna Texas.

Respectfully yours,
Fred B. Balli

P.S. BFH members will be receiving a notice by mail reminding them that membership fees are due. Please keep in mind that your fees and/or donations pay for BFH's operating expenses, including maintaining this web site. If you want to place membership, make a donation or have had phone or address changes please contact Diana Balli at (956) 686-4666 ASAP.