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September 17, 2003

NOTICE: To all the heirs of Jose Manuel Ballí Villarreal
RE: Important Family Meeting & Dinner
Family leaders in the La Barreta case are urged to attend

You are hereby notified of a family meeting and dinner in McAllen, Texas on October 25, 2003.

DATE: Saturday, 10/25/2003
TIME: 3:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M.
LOCATION: Café Amigo, 200 South 10th Street McAllen, Texas
(Chase Bank / Neuhause Tower 3rd Floor)

$15 per person (No children - Adults Only)
Tickets must be bought in advance; none will be sold at the door
Only 150 tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis

MENU: 10 oz. rib eye, baked potato, mixed veggies, hot roll, desert, ice tea & coffee
PRIZES: One-dollar raffle tickets will be sold for prizes
BYOB: Stay and enjoy DJ music by Rio Grande Entertainment
DIRECTIONS: See map below

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

Dora Gonzalez McAllen, TX (956) 687-1638
Diana Balli McAllen, TX (956) 686-4666
Alicia Stewart Weslaco, TX (956) 968-3431
Melda Cano McAllen, TX (956) 994-0559
Alicia Guerra McAllen, TX (956) 682-7394
Mary Mendiola McAllen, TX (956) 686-2840
Ricardo Balli McAllen, TX (956) 240-1999

This is a joint defense meeting, which means that only heirs of Jose Manuel Ballí Villarreal in the La Barreta lawsuit (Cause #1261) can attend. We will have a checklist at the door of everybody in the lawsuit. This is a very important meeting and the people attending will get an update on our appeal of Judge McDowell's dismissal of our case by summary judgment. La Barreta is our birthright and we will continue to fight for the return of our land.

Our crusade for justice continues. While the case is on appeal, all declarations are on hold until further notice. If you have any declaration questions, please contact Joe Balli at 512-391-0819.

We would like to thank all those involved with the rummage sales. If anyone is willing to organize a rummage sale and/or if anyone has ideas how we can raise money for our cause, please contact family member JoAnne Guzman Elliott at 254-793-3700.

Respectfully yours,
Fred B. Balli

Hector H. Cardenas, Jr.
Ramon Garcia
Hector Chavana
Michael Jones
Eileen Fowler
George Willingham