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August 16, 2008

To the Heirs of Ballí Spanish Land Grants
Balli Family Meeting & Protest (Two Day Event)
Family leaders are urged to attend


You are invited to a family meeting and luncheon in Edinburg, Texas on October 04, 2008.

DATE: 10/04/2008
TIME: 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Echo Hotel, 1903 South Closner Blvd. Edinburg, Texas 78539
(Hidalgo Conference Room)

$25 per person (No children - Adults Only)
Tickets must be bought in advance; none will be sold at the door.
Only 250 tickets will be sold on a first-come first-served basis.
A meal head count is required so please purchase your tickets early.

MENU: Chicken Parmesan, 6 oz. grilled chicken breast lightly coated, topped with
a Tomato-basil sauce, grated Mozzarella & Parmesan cheese, served with pasta and vegetable with tea or coffee.
DIRECTIONS: See map below

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the following family members:

Dora Gonzalez 956-687-1638 Diana Ballí 956-686-4666
Alicia Stewart 956-968-3431 Melda Cano 956-994-0559
Alicia Guerra 956-682-7394 Ricardo P. Ballí 956-240-1999
Mary Mendiola 956-686-2840 Inez Neumann 956-460-2475
Chavela Perales 956-424-3963 Ben C. Ballí 956-682-3583

This is a private meeting, which means that only Ballí family members and invited guest can attend. This valuable knowledge-sharing session is very important. Below are some points of interest:

Rene Escobar, Author of, "The Ballí Family - Reynosa and Matamoros" will present a Power Point presentation of our book. Mr. Escobar researched the Ballí family in meticulous detail and published a book on his findings. He is an accomplished author, having written five books tracing different family lineages. He attained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the North Texas State University, now The University of North Texas in Denton and is a former Fulbright Scholar. He studied Spanish History at the University of Valladolid in Burgos, Spain. The Ballí book can be purchased at the meeting.

Dee Dee King, Certified Genealogist, has processed several hundred documents for many family members and she will continue to search for connections. Once the evidence documenting the family connections has been entered we will be able to quickly generate a list of the people whom we can prove connect. This is the main purpose of building the Ballí Family Documented Data Base. At the meeting she will explain the importance of this process. Visit her web site for more information at:

David Ballí will unveil and give a brief history of the Coat of Arms that the book and web site will adopt as the official Ballí emblem. We have gone to great lengths of time and research to make this happen. The Coat of Arms is a gift for the family. It will be the center piece of the web site and you will be able to print a color copy for your own records. David will also answer any questions or concerns about the web site.

Fred Ballí will hold discussions on the attorney search and on current attorneys involved in all Ballí land grant issues. In the United States the most fundamental element of a fair process is the right to a trial. Without it, a person has no way to tell their side of a true story and win. The Texas Courts did not let us tell our story. My Dad gave me some words of wisdom sometime ago, he told me that there are two sides to a story and that I must listen to both sides before making final judgment. He added that it was the right thing to do. The Texas Courts have totally ignored all these facts. We must stand up for our rights! Our time is running out and we must do something on or before September 2, 2009! With a can-do attitude and with some new revelations we can still make this happen. Come join us and follow our next plan of action.


Rain or shine another wind farm protest rally is set for October 5, 2008, at 1:00 PM. Those in poor health should not attend because the nature of the terrain and heat factor. Bring your posters, banners, cameras and record history in the making. We will assemble at the rest area on US-77; it is about 6 miles south of Sarita. From there we will caravan to the location of the rally. Family and friends are asked to bring their own provisions, plenty of water, sun umbrellas and lawn chairs. Please acclimate yourself as to the type of weather for that day. Children and pets will need to be closely monitored and supervised because of the hostile surroundings.

Weapons of any kind or alcoholic beverages will not be allowed. BFO shall not be held liable for any accidents or injuries during the course of these events you are welcomed to attend if you agree with all the terms within. "Your presence counts."

Respectfully yours,

Fred B. Ballí



Echo Hotel, 1903 South Closner Blvd. Edinburg, Texas 78539. Marked by the letter A on the two maps below.


Protest Meeting Point

We will assemble at the rest area on US-77; it is about 6 miles south of Sarita. Below you will find a map to the location, marked by the letter A: