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Congratulations to all of you who received your Declaratory Judgments in 2010 and 2011. Since September 1, 2010, four thousand seven hundred forty (4,740) of you have been declared as follows:

1. BARTOLOME GUTIERREZ GROUP-1
(o.g. Porcion 16, Zapata, Abst. Z-36, 5,750 acres)
56 descendants declared
2. BARTOLOME GUTIERREZ GROUP-1
(o.g. Porcion 14, Zapata, Abst. Z-34, 7,576 acres)
104 descendants declared
3. PEDRO LONGORIA GROUPS-2 & 5
(o.g. Porcion 94, Starr, Abst. S-129, 4,649 acres)
173 descendants declared
4. VICENTE LONGORIA GROUPS-1, 2, 3 & 5
(o.g. E. ½ of Porcion 93, Starr, Abst. S-129, 7,971 (T) acres)
328 heirs declared
5. JACINTO DE LA PENA GROUP-4
(o.g. Porcion 25, Zapata, Abst. Z-70, 6,876 acres)
33 heirs declared
6. BARTOLOME TREVINO GROUP-1
(o.g. Porcion 97, Starr, Abst. S-272, 6,198 acres)
112 heirs declared
7. LAZARO VELA GROUPS-4 & 5
(o.g. Porcion 57, Starr, Abst. S-354, 5,570 acres)
210 heirs declared
8. PEDRO VELA GROUP-2
(o.g. Porcion 34, Zapta, Abst. Z-101, 6,079 acres)
97 heirs declared
9. ANTONIO MARTINEZ GUTIERREZ GROUP-1
(o.g. Blas Maria, Zapata, Abst. Z-33, 8,856.8 acres)
101 heirs declared
10. CRISTOBAL RAMIREZ GROUPS-4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 & 13
(o.g. Porcion 17, Zapata, Abst. Z-77, 5,896 acres; o.g. Porcion 18, Zapata, Abst. Z-76, 6,159 acres)
627 heirs declared
11. JOAQUIN CHAPA GROUPS-4, 6, 7 & 7-A
(o.g. Porcion 58, Starr, Abst. S-289, 5,733 acres)
332 heirs declared
12. BARTOLOME CUELLAR GROUP-5
(o.g. Porcion 37, Zapata, Abst. Z-22, 7,233 acres)
86 heirs declared
13. JOAQUIN GALAN GROUPS-3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
(o.g. Palafox, Webb, Abst. W-3226; Balconcitas, Dimmit/Webb, Abst. D-1412 and W-65)
644 heirs declared
14. MARGARITA GONZALEZ GROUPS-4, 5 & 6
(o.g. Porcion 103, Starr, Abst. S-102, 6,218.26 acres)
207 heirs declared
15. SALVADOR VELA GROUPS -5, 6, 7, 9 & 10
(o.g. Porcion 90, Starr, Abst. S-178, 6,247 acres)
517 heirs declared
16. MANUEL BARRERA GROUP-1
(o.g. La Tinaja de Lara, JW, Abst. JW-36, 25,684 acres)
101 heirs declared
17. CLEMENTE GUTIERREZ GROUPS -2, 3 & 4: (ON HOLD, ATTORNEY DONATO RAMOS INTERVENTION)
(o.g. Porcion 15, Zapata, Abst. Z-35, 6,123 acres; o.g. Porcion 41, Zapata, Abst. Z-135, 6,489 acres)
304 heirs whose petitions have been heard, judgment pending
18. FRANCISCO DE LA GARZA BALLESTEROS GROUPS 2 & 4
(o.g. Porcion 78, Starr, Abst. Abst. S-92, 6,049 acres)
125 heirs declared
19. JOSE ANTONIO EDUARDO MONTALVO GROUP 1
(purchaser of Las Viboritas, Santa Rita y Loma del Sordo, JH, Abst. JH-226, 17,713 acres)
100 heirs declared

Prior to September 1, 2010, approximately 4,000 heirs were adjudicated direct descendants of their land grant ancestors. Congratulations to all of you.

Declared heirs are now preparing for oil and gas leasing opportunities regarding the unclaimed surface and minerals on their grants in South Texas. Congratulations to declared descendants of the following original grantees who have started their survey work for oil and gas leasing opportunities:

Joaquin Chapa, original grantee of Porcion 58, Starr and Zapata Counties
Salvador Vela, original grantee of Porcion 90, Starr County
Joaquin Galan, original grantee of ‘Balconcitas’ and ‘Palafox’, Dimmit and Webb Counties
Margarita Gonzalez de Ochoa Hinojosa, original grantee of Porcion 103, Starr County

And to those groups who are working together in the process of getting their survey work started:

Jose Francisco de la Garza Martinez, original Spanish purchaser of porciones 80 and 81, Starr County
Jose Vicente Longoria, original grantee (West ½) of Porcion 93, Starr County
Jose Marcelo Ynojosa, original grantee of ‘Palo Blanco’, Brooks, Duval and Jim Hogg Counties
Pedro Longoria, original grantee of Porcion 94, Starr County
Cristobal Ramirez, original grantee of Porciones 17 and 18
Lazaro Vela, original grantee of Porcion 57, Starr County

Use the contact form to contact the Law Offices of Eileen McKenzie Fowler with questions about getting declared direct descendants of your land grant ancestors.

 
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