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September 14, 2014

To the Heirs of Spanish & Mexican Land Grants
Texas House Bill 724 (5th) Meeting Update

The Texas House Bill 724 meeting held in Austin on 09/12/14 was well attended. A line started forming at 7:30AM for the meeting scheduled at 10:00 AM. The first, second and third meeting rooms were needed to handle the overflow accommodating everyone. The hearing was broadcasted live at

Below is the link to see a video from 09/12/14 for the Unclaimed Mineral Proceeds Commission meeting on HB-724. You may need to install RealPlayer Cloud to see the video:

The link below is a free download and instructions to install RealPlayer Cloud to see the video:

If you do not want to install the software mentioned above, you may listen to these recordings in CD or cassette format in the House Communications, Video/Audio Services office, located in the John H. Reagan Building at 105 West 15th Street, Room 330 Austin, TX. (Just North of the State Capitol) Copies of the audio recordings may be purchased for a fee. For more information, call (512) 463-0920. You may send your signed Open Records Request letter via fax at (512) 463-5729 or mail to the Texas House of Representatives, c/o Video/Audio Services, P. O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768-2910.

BFO leadership recommends viewing all the meetings to stay at pace with the action. The next HB724 Mineral Commission meeting is scheduled for 10/24/14. We will post details on that meeting as soon they become available.

Below is a copy of the 9/12/14 Unclaimed Mineral Proceeds Commission meeting agenda:

The Commission’s Unclaimed Mineral Proceeds (60-page) draft report and recommendations are available to the public through the office of State Representative Ryan Guillen at:

Phone: (512) 463-0416
Below is a copy of the table of content for that report:

Fred B. Balli