Tejano Land Grant Movement

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Tejano Land Grant Movement

The Tejano Land Grant Movement seeks immediate justice for its heirs and descendants of Spanish Land Grants in Texas.

By signing this petition we assert our belief that the United States government violates the Civil Rights of heirs and descendants of Spanish Land Grants in Texas. Furthermore, the United States government allowed Texas lawmakers to impose laws which are unconstitutional under Federal and International law.

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I am a native of harlingen, Texas, I have been researching along with Michael Hamilton the familia, longoria/Garcia ancestry. I am appalled at the horrific violations of civil rights as american citizens, my grandmother, my grandfather, past ancestors all have been violated and swindled by crocked government scare tactics of imposing quick claims sales of land for taxes, no royalties have ever been paid to any of the familia heirs, of which the king of Spain left all royalties of mineral rights below and above the land and into the sea to the heirs forever. the government has not bothered to locate any heir and have been spending all royalties to fund schools and whatever they see fit, were talking billions. if George bush runs for land commissioner , you can bet your*****he will swindle the oil/minerals into his pockets.
I am a native of harlingen, Texas, I have been researching along with Michael Hamilton the familia, longoria/Garcia ancestry. I am appalled at the horrific violations of civil rights as american citizens, my grandmother, my grandfather, past ancestors all have been violated and swindled by crocked government scare tactics of imposing quick claims sales of land for taxes, no royalties have ever been paid to any of the familia heirs, of which the king of Spain left all royalties of mineral rights below and above the land and into the sea to the heirs forever. the government has not bothered to locate any heir and have been spending all royalties to fund schools and whatever they see fit, were talking billions. if George bush runs for land commissioner , you can bet your*****he will swindle the oil/minerals into his pockets.
Ancestors were one of the first six families to be given land grants by the King of Spain, then written and kept in the Texas Land Grant office in Austin. The proof and proof of wrong doing is all written and on file.
mygrand paw was martin velasco washington ,daughter delphina washington solis ,mother eduwigis hinojosa solis daughter of candido solis cervantes ,wife pret hinojosa ,my grand mother delphina bire my dads father estanilado washington hinojosa father benito gracia or guerra hinojosa starr county porciones 90 ,95 and llano grande share five on which weslaco sits our lnds were sold thru quit claims sales tax deeds for 1/05 cents 1.06 cents 5.00 nd 5.06 i read hidalgo county history and icome to find out acounty judge and tax assesor buy our lands inthe hindreds of acres on quit claim sales tax deeds there was theft and fraud by aclique of judges and politicians back then in the 1853s to 1870s and our propreties took on new names el rosario ranch became el relampgo apartn ership between thaddeus rhodes nd jose maria mora take effect and they buy ranches side by side my grand is married to a josefa mora ?shes sells all of our property how when she wasnt an heir my grand mother eduwqugus died in cerralvo neuvo leon tamaulipas in1851 or 2 leaving her children and our families destitute living in poverty and no property to call there own some one in congress tell me how does texas or our federal government have the power to extrivcate folks of there properties and leave them with out aculture family ties or history then try to cover it up ?then gloss over his tory about how brave whote land squatters were taking what they wanted our women ;land horses and cattle then calling the ambushes in san jacinto and the alamo battles using words like heros brave defenders tru th they wanted texas for slavery and cotton plantations and land speculatiors and wealth they got it all onour backs nd murder of our grand parents
Long overdue.
OUR PROCIONES COULDNT BE LOST TO TAXES IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY or sold thru quit claims sales tax deeds in texas using english law the state of texas and republic of texas courts ruled our lands were owned by the republica of texas thru acquistion thru war which couldnt be legal or the united states thru guadalupe hidalgo treaty of 1848 which the united states was to provide education and a police force to protect oru land rights and properties and civl rights and allow us to vote as us citizens thru annexation of texas of 1845 the state of texas or republic violated our rights as spanishcitizens of new spain or known as nuevo santederos our rightful owner ship of the ranches and haciendas in south texas was violated and to top it of my great 8 grand mother edivigis hinojosa solis property was sold to a thaddeus rhodes from north carolina or south carolina as county tax assesor or cty judge of hidalgo county in1853 when my grand mother had passed in1851 or 1852 and grand father ,martin velasco washington was living with my grand mother adelphina hinojosa solis washington instartt county in 188o inthe us census for starr county with tow children and husband benito garcia hinojosa do the right and return our mineral rights and royalties from the state of texas we were thiefs cattle rustlers or bandits as referred to as or by the texas rangers which commited genocide on our families and 5000 meskins were killed by the texas rangers .this isn diisgrace ful
HOW ABOUT IT CONGRESS OUR LAND GRANTS WERE TAKEN FROM US THE QUIT SALES CLAIMS TAX DEEDS OUR PROPERTIES COULDNT BE LOST TO TAXES CAUSE THEY WERE GIFTS FROM THE KING OF SPAIN KING CARLOS THE THIRD ,IREAD WHERE MY GRAND MOTHER EDUVIGIS HINOJOSA SOLIS WASHINGTON DIED IN CERRALVO NUEVO LEON IN 1852 TAMAULIPAS ?YES MEXIC0, CAUSE THEY COULDNT STAY ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE RIO GRANDE CAUSE OF NATIVE AMERICAN RAIDS .MY GRAND MOTHER OWNED LLANO GRANDE SHARE 5. NAMED EL ROSARIO RANCH AND ALSO OTHER PORCIONES ,I READ THRU THE BALLIES LAND SURVEY JUST CAME OUT THAT OUR FAMILY LOST LLANO GRANDE TO QUIT CLAIM SALES TAX DEEDS UNDER SPANISH LAW ,WE CANT LOOSE OUR PROPERTIES TO TEXAS PROPERTY TAXES CAUSE THEY WERE GIFTS FROM KING CARLOS THE THIRD OF SPAIN .AND OUR RANCHES COULD BE HANDED DOWN THRU DECENDENCY. ,A CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITED BY THE WHITE MANS INSURSION INTO SOUTH TEXAS WHICH WASNT NEITHER AMERICAN LAND. OR MEXICAN LAND? WHICH COULDNT BE GIVEN AWAY THRU WAR .WE ARENT A CONQUERED PEOPLE. WE ARE / WERE CITIZENS OF NEW SPAIN. THIS WAS ILLEGAL CONFISCATION OF OUR PROPERTIES WE DEMAND RESITUTION OF OUR MINERAL RIGHTS ,WE GREW UP BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAISNT BEING CALLED WET BACKS AND SPICKS NOT KNOWING WE ARE FROM SPANISH SETTLERS COME TO NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN TEXAS TO SETTLE THE GULF COAST AS SETTLERS WE ARE ILLEGALS WE WERE PART OF SPAIN AND BROUGHT HORSE BREEDING EXPERTISE TO AMERICA AND CATTLE BREEDING KNOWLEDGE .THIS IS HOW TEXAS WAS CREATED BY OUR RANCHING VAQUERO FAMALIES WE THE ORIGINALSETTLERS OF TEXAS DAMN WH DID YOU TAKE OUR LAND AN DESTROY US AS CITIZENS OF NUEVO SANTENDER , WE RE CALLED NUEVO SANTEDEROS NOT MEXICANS AKA TEJANOS
hoiw about it congress our lands were stoeln fromus thry quit clainsakes tax deeds inthe amounts of 1dollar 5 cents 1dollar six cents 5.00 and 5.06 cents icome fromthe hinojosas solis washingtons eayers we lost thousands of acres in1853 to acaptainthaddeus rhodes hidalgo county county judhe and tax assessor for ten years my grand father went fromnowing el rosario ranch made up of 3500 acres to losing it to thaddeus rhodes and joe maria mora his sonmwas atexas rangers and renamed our propert el relampago ranch inhidalgo county lso procion 95 was lost by our family the hinojosas solis we hold title to different alnd grnats and nothing to prove it except our grand parents family tree
Time to get what is ours
I am from Indio Ca. I am the daughter of Juan Villarreal, and great granddaughter of Maria M. Villarreal daughter of Juanita Balli and Vicente Martinez. I support this petition wholeheartedly.