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March 23, 2009

To the Heirs of Ballí Spanish & Mexican Land Grants
Tejano Declaration of Independence "Seven Flags Over Texas"
Introducing the Balli Family "Military Wall of Honor"

Come celebrate the most important day in Tejano History.




The public is invited to attend the third annual reenactment of the "Tejano Declaration of Independence," to be celebrated in two places this year. In Austin Saturday April 4th at 12 noon at the Austin Community College Riverside Campus 1020 Grove Blvd Building G. Room 8100 at 12 noon. In San Antonio on Sunday April 5th at 2 P.M. in front of the Spanish Governors Palace 105 Plaza de Armas.

On April 6th 1813, after a year of bloody warfare Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara Uribe, leader of the revolution declared that Texas was free and independent of Spanish rule.

Maclovio Perez, a well known TV personality from San Antonio will emcee the events. Scheduled to speak will be scholars of Texas History. Dr Gilberto Hinojosa, author and historian from The University of Incarnate Word will speak in San Antonio along with LULAC National President Rosa Rosales and "Defend the Honor," Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Associate Journalism Professor from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr J. Frank de la Teja, the official state historian will speak in Austin. And as always special guest, Robert Thonhoff past president of the Texas State Historical Association, and authors Joe Lopez and Dan Arellano.

Join us as we celebrate the most important day in Tejano History "The First Texas Republic" and the "Emerald Green Flag." The events are free and open to the public. These events are sponsored by the Latino/Latin American Studies (El Centro) Austin Community College, the Bejareno Genealogy Society of San Antonio and the Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin.

For more information:
Dan Arellano 512-826-7569


We have built a virtual Wall of Honor to pay tribute to the Balli Family members that served our countries. To see the wall, click on the Military button on the home page of the web site and click on the picture for biographical information about the honored individual. If you would like to have someone added to the wall please submit a copy of the photo and information to:

Ricardo P. Ballí
124 West Tulip Ave.
McAllen Texas, 78504

The pictures will not be returned. They will be kept for future use.

Fred B. Ballí